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Killingworth to Hold a Republican Primary on September 12th

By Laura Lefko

(August 30, 2023) — A Republican Primary Election will be held in Killingworth on September 12, 2023, at Killingworth Elementary School from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. John Samperi, Chairman of the Killingworth Conservative Party, and Amy Roberts-Perry, a member of the Killingworth Republican Town Committee, will be on the ballot at the primary as candidates for First Selectman.

Both Mr. Samperi and Mrs. Roberts-Perry were nominated at the Republican Caucus in July, and Mrs. Roberts-Perry was chosen as the Republican Party’s nominee by the electors present at the caucus.

Mr. Samperi, who is a registered Republican and is the leader/member of the town’s minority Conservative Party, has satisfied all of the requirements to file for primary in accordance with the rules timeline set forth by the Secretary of the State. If Mr. Samperi is successful at the primary, he will appear as both the Republican Party candidate and the Conservative Party candidate on the November ballot. If Mrs. Roberts-Perry is successful at the primary, she will appear on the Republican Party line and Mr. Samperi will appear on the Conservative Party line.

The Republican Town Committee is not permitted to take a position on candidates in the primary. The cost of a primary to the taxpayers is approximately $4,500 per primary. John Samperi is the owner of a local HVAC company and Mrs. Roberts-Perry is the owner of a local home and business cleaning company. They are both longtime residents of Killingworth.

If you are a Registered Republican elector (someone who is registered to vote and is a full-time resident of Killingworth), please remember to come out and vote in the primary.

Absentee Ballots are available at the Killingworth Town Clerk’s Office. To qualify for an absentee ballot, a voter must be a registered Republican and must:

  • submit an original paper application indicating the reason for the application and signed in ink by the applicant. Applications are available at the Killingworth Town Clerk’s Office, on the Town Clerk’s page of the town website at or on the Secretary of the State’s website at OR
  • apply online with a valid Connecticut driver’s license through the Secretary of the State’s new Online Absentee Ballot Request Portal at .

Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 860-663-1765 x502 with any questions.

Please remember to bring proper identification with you to the polls on September 12th.

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