NEW BRITAIN – The Town Clerk of New Britain announced party town committees are slated to elect party candidates for a primary in March.
New Britain Town Clerk Mark Bernacki gave notice the city will hold a primary March 1 in each subdivision of the local political parties. In accordance with Sec. 9-382 to 9-450 of the General Statutes, both the Republican Town Committee and Democratic Town Committee are to send the Town Clerk the names of party-endorsed candidates of their respective parties from each political subdivisions.
Candidacies must number at least 25% of the number of town committee members to be elected by in the political subdivision. No primary will be held if the number of opposing candidacies filed is less than 25% in any subdivision. Elected members would be done so by residents whose names appear in the last-completed enrollment list of the party.
Bernacki said he received a certified list of Republican party-endorsed candidates for election as members of the Town Committee from Wards 1, 2 3, 4, and 5. The copies are available for public distribution and are on file at 27 West Main Street, New Britain.
Under party rules, the number of Republican town committee members to be elected from each political subdivision are Ward 1 with 16 to be elected and 10 certified; Ward 2 with 9 to be elected and 0 certified; Ward 3 with 8 to be elected and 1 certified; Ward 4 with 11 to be elected and 5 certified; Ward 5 with 15 to be elected and 8 certified.
Under party rules, the number of Democratic town committee members to be elected from each political subdivision are five from District 12, four from District 1 and 14, and three from District 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, and 15.
“Notice is hereby given that I failed to receive within the time limited in Sec. 9-391 of the General Statutes the certification of the names of any persons as party-endorsed candidates of the Democratic Party for election as members of the town committee of said party in the City of New Britain from the political subdivisions,” Bernacki stated.
Bernacki said a petition must be filed no later than 4 p.m. on Jan. 26, and contain the required number of signatures. Anyone seeking petition forms or information on filing can contact Republican Registrar of Voters Peter J. Gostin or Democratic Registrar of Voters Lucian J. Pawlak or visit, 27 West Main St. to obtain forms.