Election update from the registrars

Wilton's Registrars of Voters, Carole Young-Kleinfeld and Annalisa Stravato, will speak about Election Updates: What's New at the Registrars' Office at the Wilton Kiwanis Club weekly lunch meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at WEPCO’s Parish Hall, 48 New Canaan Road. All are welcome. Lunch ($15 per person for non-members) is served at 12:15. Reservations for guests should be made by calling 203-354-0208.

Young-Kleinfeld is the Democratic registrar, elected in 2008, and re-elected in 2012, and 2016. From 2004 to the time she was elected she served as a deputy registrar.

She is one of about 170 registrars in the state who have completed the Secretary of the State’s Registrar of Voters Certification Program recently mandated by the state legislature.  She was selected by the secretary of the state to be a statewide trainer of elections moderators, and is a member of the statewide advisory committee that oversees the continuing education program for Connecticut’s registrars of voters.

Young-Kleinfeld is also an active member of the Wilton League of Women Voters. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the UConn Graduate School of Social Work.

Stravato has been the Republican registrar of voters since January, having been elected in November 2016. She has served as vice chairwoman of the Connecticut Republican Party and as state central representative of Connecticut’s 26th Senatorial District.

She has a degree in finance and worked on Wall Street for 11 years.  She has been a Wilton resident for the past 17 years.

Stravato came to the United States from Italy with her parents at the age of 4 and grew up in the Bronx. She went from not being a U.S. citizen to now being intricately involved in a process "that is instrumental in who we are and fundamental in everything that we do." She has been a U.S. citizen for about the past seven years.