Wiltonians donate $23K to Clinton’s presidential campaign

If the amount of money donated by Wiltonians determined the country’s next president, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton would be the winner.

According to the latest presidential campaign contribution filings, which include some but not all contributions under $200, 17 Wiltonians have donated $23,115 to Clinton’s campaign, making her the candidate with the the highest amount of contributions from Wilton residents.

The candidate to receive the second highest amount of contributions from Wiltonians is Republican Marco Rubio, with $8,850.

Wiltonians also donated the following amounts to the following candidates, some of whom have since suspended their campaigns:

  • Martin O’Malley (D): $2,700.

  • Rand Paul (R): $2,700.

  • Bernie Sanders (D): $2,644.

  • Jeb Bush (R): $2,560.

  • Carly Fiorina (R): $1,500.

  • Ted Cruz (R): $510.

  • John Kasich (R): $500.

  • Ben Carson (R): $450.

  • Scott Walker (R): $350

  • Rick Santorum (R): $210.

O’Malley, Paul, Fiorina and Santorum suspended their campaigns earlier this month and Walker suspended his back in September.

In addition to her donation amount, Clinton came out on top in terms of contributors, receiving donations from a total of 17 Wiltonians. Sanders came in second with 12.

Primary election

The Presidential primary election day in Connecticut is Tuesday, April 26.

April 21 is the deadline for registering by mail to vote in the primary, and the in-person deadline for new and unaffiliated voters enrolling in a party is April 25, at noon.

Municipal clerks must receive mailed absentee ballots by April 26, and the deadline for in-person registration with registrars of voters or town clerk is April 26, at 12 p.m.

General election

The 2016 presidential election will take place Tuesday, Nov. 8.

With proof of identity and proof of residence, Wiltonians can register to vote in the presidential election by visiting Wilton Town Hall, 238 Danbury Road, within seven days of the election.

Absentee ballots become available at the town clerk’s office 31 days before the election.

The deadline for absentee ballot requests is Oct. 8, and the deadline for registrars to receive mail-in applications for registration to vote in the general election is Nov. 1.

The deadline for municipal clerks to receive mailed absentee ballots is Nov. 8, which is also the last day for eligible citizens to register to vote in the election.

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