Letter: Election workers deserve a big thank you
To the Editors:
Wilton’s 2013 municipal election drew 11,463 voters, or about 11.5% of Wilton’s registered voters, last Tuesday. Voters approved a roster of town volunteers for boards and commissions. Election Day registration registered six new voters in Wilton.
We wish to thank our elections team of more than 45 workers who made Election Day proceed so smoothly. We wish we could thank all of them here by name, but we surely recognize that we couldn’t hold elections without their commitment to their community. Thanks to our elections moderators Paul Lourd, Karen Birck, James Burch, Troy Ellen Dixon, and Bob Russell and to our assistant registrars Janet Anderson, Carol Crane, Linda Fein, Florence Johnson, Sibylle Kinley, Sue Kohn, Kim Nabulsi, Del Overby, Barbara Quincy, Joy Ruterman, Fred Sindel, and Joan Starr. Deputy registrars of voters Kim Nabulsi and Joan Starr performed extra duty with pre-election duties and working late into the evening after the polls closed.
We especially appreciate our dedicated crew — Fire Marshal Dave Kohn, Dave Barry, and Bert DeVito — for setting up and breaking down our polling places and our town clerk’s staff who processed absentee ballot applications and answered numerous inquiries about the absentee voting process. We also give a big shout-out to the Wilton Public Schools custodians who helped us open our buildings at 4:30 a.m. on Election Day, acquire the necessary equipment for our poll workers, and close up late at night. Also, thanks to Wilton’s Department of Public Works and Parks & Recreation for posting and collecting voting reminder signs around town.
Please remember to check the town of Wilton’s website — wiltonct.org — and our Government Access Channel 79 for information to assist voters in future elections and town meetings. Remember that voters have another chance to have their voice heard about acquiring conservation rights to the Keiser family property on Nov. 19 (7:30 p.m.) and Nov. 23 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the Wilton High School Clune Center on both dates.
Registrars of Voters
Wilton, Nov. 8