Certain things in this life require lots of advance notice: One of them is switching parties in order to vote in a presidential primary in Connecticut.

The Republican presidential primary is not until April 24, but Tuesday is the deadline for Democrats or members of any other party to switch affiliations and join the GOP, if only for three months.

Unaffiliated and new voters have until April 23rd to sign up with the GOP if they want to cast a vote in the primary. Connecticut Republicans go to the polls the same day as those in New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Delaware.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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