What you need to know in Wilton for Election Day
Municipal Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Wilton’s three polling places will be open for voting from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Results will be posted on wiltonbulletin.com after they are announced.
As of Friday, Oct. 25, there were 12,311 registered voters in Wilton: 3,723 Democrats, 3,810 Republicans, 4,656 Unaffiliated, and 122 Other.
The following are the candidates and offices to be voted on in the election:
Board of Finance (To fill vacancy for two years, vote for one): Kevin Gardiner (D).
Zoning Board of Appeals (To fill vacancy for two years, vote for one): Sunila Kapur (D).
Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate (Full term, vote for one): Gerald R. Holdridge (R).
Off the ballot
There are a number of elected officials who are not running for reelection, in some cases because of term limits. These names are not on the Nov. 5 ballot:
Board of Assessment Appeals: Charles Lewis (D), Warren Serenbetz (R). Serenbetz is running for a seat on the Board of Finance.
Board of Education: Christine Finkelstein ( R), Lory Rothstein ( R), Laura Schwemm (D).
Board of Finance: John Kalamarides (D), Walter Kress (R).
Planning and Zoning Commission: Scott Lawrence ( R), Basam Nabulsi (D).
Zoning Board of Appeals: Gary Battaglia ( R).
Wilton is divided into three voting districts:
District 1: Wilton High School, Clune Center, 395 Danbury Road.
District 2: Cider Mill School gym, 240 School Road.
District 3: Middlebrook School gym, 131 School Road.
Wilton schools will be closed that day to allow ample room for voter parking.
Voters may use Wilton’s Voter Look-Up page on the town’s website, wiltonct.org, to check their polling place and party affiliation.
To be eligible to vote in Wilton, you must be:
A United States citizen.
A resident of Wilton.
At least 18 years of age by Election Day.
Have completed confinement and parole, if previously convicted of a felony.
Connecticut law also allows an eligible Wilton resident to register — with identification and proof of residence — and to cast a ballot at the Wilton Town Hall on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
If a registered voter is unable to vote in person on Election Day, they may apply to the town clerk for an absentee ballot for any of the following reasons:
Absence from the town during all of the hours of voting.
Active service in the armed forces.
Duties as an election official at a polling place.
Before a ballot can be issued to the voter, an application must be completed and returned to the Wilton Town Clerk’s office. The application can be obtained on the Office of the Secretary of the State website or in person or by mail from the Wilton Town Clerk’s office.
Absentee ballots must be received in the office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.