Election Day is Tuesday: Information for Wilton voters
The robocalls, direct mail campaigns and TV ads will all stop.
Wilton voters will head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6, to cast ballots in six races, including president of the United States.
The other races are U.S. Senate, U.S. representative, state Senate, state representative, and registrar of voters.
On the Democratic side, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden are seeking re-election. They are challenged by Republicans Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan.
The retirement of Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I) leaves an open seat in the U.S. Senate. The contestants are Republican businesswoman Linda McMahon and Democratic Congressman Christopher Murphy, who now represents the 5th District.
U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-4th) is seeking a third term in Congress, and is challenged by Republican businessman Steve Obsitnik.
Wilton's Toni Boucher (R-26) is seeking to defend her seat in the state Senate. She is challenged by Democrat Carolanne Curry of Westport.
Two Wiltonians are vying for the state representative seat in the 143rd District, which includes portions of Wilton, Norwalk and Westport. They are incumbent Gail Lavielle, a Republican, and Democrat Ted Hoffstatter, a member of Wilton's Board of Selectmen. (A story on that race appears on this page.)
It is a three-way race for the open state representative seat in the 125th District being left by the retirement of John Hetherington (R). The candidates are Democrat Mark Robbins, Republican Tom O'Dea and David Bedell of the Green Party.
The final race is that of registrar of voters, which is uncontested. Tina Gardner is the Republican candidate; Carole Young-Kleinfeld is the Democratic candidate. Both will be returned to their positions.
(For details on candidates in contested races, see the Voter's Guide on pages 8A-9A.)
In addition to the Republican and Democratic lines, there are also lines for the Working Families, Independent and Libertarian parties.
The Working Families Party has endorsed Christopher Murphy for U.S. Senate, Jim Himes for Congress, and Carolanne Curry for state Senate.
The Independent party has endorsed Rocky Anderson and Luis Rodriguez for president and vice president, and Linda McMahon for U.S. Senate.
The Libertarian party has endorsed former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and former California Judge Jim Gray for president and vice president, and Paul Passarelli for U.S. Senate.
The first line on the ballot is the Republican party line; the second line is the Democratic party line.
The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
In Wilton, there are three voting districts and three polling places:
District 1: Wilton High School Field House, 395 Danbury Road.
District 2: Cider Mill School Gym, 240 School Road.
District 3: Middlebrook School Gym, 131 School Road.
All three districts will vote for president/vice president, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, the state Senate seat in the 26th District, and registrar of voters. Voting Districts 1 and 3 will vote for the state representative seat in the 143rd District. Voting District 2 is in the 125th District.
Wilton's registrars of voters reported they registered 592 new voters between Sept. 1 and Oct. 25 of this year.
On Sept. 4, 2012, Wilton had 11,198 voters.
The breakdown was 2,938 Democrats, 4,229 Republicans and 4,002 unaffiliated, with 29 "other."
For Oct. 25, 2012, the total voters numbered 11,711.
The breakdown was 3,062 Democrats, 4,354 Republicans and 4,252 unaffiliated, with 43 "other."
These numbers are not a strict comparison, since they reflect party changes and removals, according to the registrars.
Voters who are unsure of their voting district, since there was a significant change due to redistricting — including an expansion of the 125th District in Wilton, which is Voting District 2 — may check online at wiltonct.org or visit wiltonbulletin.com and click on Voter Alert in the upper right-hand corner.
Up-to-the-minute voting results will be announced Tuesday night on wiltonbulletin.com.