Editorial: Informed decisions

The Wilton League of Women Voters, in encouraging an informed electorate, has announced several forums and debates being offered that will affect you directly. Please attend these events and listen to what the candidates have to say so you can make an informed decision on Election Day.

The entire town is contained in the 26th State Senatorial District. There will be an event with incumbent Toni Boucher (R) and her challenger Carolanne Curry (D), Friday, Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m. at Founders Hall, 193 Danbury Road in Ridgefield. This event is presented by the Ridgefield League of Women Voters.

The two women will appear jointly again on Monday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., at Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue, presented by the Westport League of Women Voters.

The 125th Legislative District includes a portion of Wilton as well as most of New Canaan. With the retirement of John Hetherington (R), this is an open seat being contested by Mark Robbins (D), Tom O’Dea (R) and David Bedell of the Green Party. They will meet Monday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., at New Canaan Town Hall, 77 Main Street, at an event presented by the New Canaan League of Women Voters.

The Wilton League of Women Voters is working to present the three candidates at an event here in Wilton.

The 143rd Legislative District seat, which encompasses part of Wilton, Norwalk and Westport, is being contested by incumbent Gail Lavielle (R) and her challenger Ted Hoffstatter (D). They will meet Wednesday evening, Oct. 24, 7 to 8:30, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 208 Newtown Avenue in Norwalk. This is a joint presentation by the Norwalk and Wilton Leagues of Women Voters.

The campaign season will near a close on Sunday, Oct. 28, when U.S. Congressman Jim Himes (D) meets his opponent Steve Obsitnik in a debate from 4 to 5:30 p.m.,at the Wilton High School Clune Center. They are vying to represent the 4th Congressional District. The Wilton League of Women Voters is joining with 11 other leagues in presenting this debate.

Finally, do you know where you are voting and who you will be voting for? Redistricting has moved many Wiltonians from the 143rd District to the 125th. Polling places have changed, too.

To make sure you know where you are going on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and who you will be voting for, please check your district online at wiltonct.org. Click on departments, registrars of voters, find your voting district.