Letter: Many hands make voting run smoothly

To the Editors:
Voter participation in the 2015 Annual Town Meeting and adjourned voting was up for the second year in a row, with voter turnout at 11.5%. Although Wilton residents had many activities to choose from again this year — Mother’s Day weekend, the garden club’s annual plant sale, a weekend swim meet at the YMCA, Little League, and a local carnival — we’re glad that more voters made time for casting a vote. Tuesday’s meeting and Saturday’s adjourned voting drew almost 1,300 people to vote on the town’s FY 2016 budget.
We want to send a big Thank You! to the people behind the scenes who help make voting run so smoothly in Wilton. Thanks to our Deputy Registrars of Voters Kim Nabulsi and Joan Starr for help in organizing the polling places and handling special circumstances at the polls. We also appreciate our poll workers who gave up a Tuesday evening and all day Saturday to greet voters and to support our town — Carol Ball, Alex Corra, Sibylle Kinley, Katie Wilbur, Joy Ruterman, Kathi Mandel, Janet Anderson, and Bert DeVito — and our set-up crew Dave Kohn and Bert DeVito.
As always, we appreciate the help of our Middlebrook School and Wilton High School custodians and Wilton’s Department of Public Works and Wilton CERT for posting reminder signs around town. Thanks also to Sam Haynes and Kenny Simeone from the YMCA in preserving parking places for voters at the high school on Saturday.
For videos of regular Board of Selectman and Board of Finance meetings, both current and archived, residents can visit the Town of Wilton’s website, wiltonct.org.
Carole Young-Kleinfeld
Tina Gardner
Registrars of Voters
Wilton, May 11