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Upcoming Connecticut primary planned for a Wednesday

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HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

Connecticut's upcoming municipal primary will be held on a Wednesday, instead of on a traditional Tuesday.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill reminded voters Monday that Sept. 16 will be Primary Day this year because of the occurrence of Labor Day on Sept. 7 and the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana on the following Tuesday.

State law requires that if a primary falls on the Tuesday after Labor Day, it must be changed to the following Tuesday. However, the following Tuesday marks the second day of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year. State law prevents a primary from being held on a day when a religion forbids secular activity.

Primaries are scheduled in 23 cities and towns across the state. Voters have until Sept. 15 at noon to register for primaries.

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