Local campaigns depend on citizen participation in getting out the vote. Email us at GuilfordDems@gmail.com to find out how you can help.
To learn about how one qualifies to vote, how to register, or how to get an absentee ballot, see Voting Information. To identify which of the Town’s five voting districts is yours or to find your polling location, see Voting Districts. Elections take place on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. For more details, see Election Information.
Attend Public Meetings
Residents are expected to attend Town Meetings and public hearings, and they are welcome at regular board and commission meetings. The dates and agendas of all such meetings are posted under Public Meeting Agendas. Town Meetings and public hearings are also announced in the Guilford Courier or the New Haven Register.
Receive Email Alerts
To be notified about special events, such as Town-sponsored workshops or public hearings, click Email Alert and send us your email address.
Come to DTC Meetings
All Democrats are welcome at DTC meetings held on the third Thursday of the month from January through October. November and December meetings are combined on the first Thursday of December. Meetings usually take place at 7:30pm at the Community Center at 32 Church Street, but they may be held at Democratic headquarters during campaign season. For information about meeting practices, see Parliamentary Procedure.
Join the DTC
Serve on a Commission
Volunteer to serve on one of the Town’s appointed boards or commissions. Openings are posted on the Town website. To apply through the DTC, download our Board/Commission Application. For more details, see Nomination Information.
Guilford Community Television shows prerecorded videos of many of the Town’s public meetings on channel 20. Regular Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance, and Planning & Zoning meetings are generally on channel 20, while Board of Education meetings are on 19. Schedules and notices of upcoming events appear between programs, but you can email GCTV or call 453-8453 for specific information.
The Guilford Courier and Shore Line Times cover local news. Regional news is reported in theNew Haven Register and Hartford Courant. For basic information about Town government, see How Guilford Works.
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