There is a Republican primary on August 9th for an open Probate Court judge seat.
The Northern Fairfield County Probate Court Judge position is on the ballot. Judge Joseph Egan is leaving office in October when he reaches the mandated retirement age of 70. The Court serves about 80,000 people in Ridgefield, Redding, Newtown, and Bethel.
Bethel Town Treasurer, former Bethel Probate Court Judge Daniel O'Grady is seeking the position. He is facing Ridgefield Attorney Patrick Walsh in the primary next month. The winner of that contest will then face Democratic nominee Sharon Dornfeld in November.
Absentee ballots are available in the participating towns. In Newtown, the Town Clerk will hold a special Saturday absentee voting session on August 6th.