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Wilton Heads To The Polls Today

Wilton voters will pick a president, senator, Congress and state lawmakers Tuesday.
Wilton voters will pick a president, senator, Congress and state lawmakers Tuesday. Photo Credit: Melvin Mason

WILTON, Conn. – Election Day is today and Wilton residents will get to make their choices for local, state and national leadership at the polls.

Despite major power outages last week caused by Hurricane Sandy, Wilton’s polling places will be up and running on from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters in District 1 will vote at the Wilton High School Field House at 395 Danbury Road. District 2 voters will head to the polls at Cider Mill School at 240 School Road, while District 3 voters will head to the Middlebrook School Gym at 131 School Road. Wilton Schools were scheduled to be closed on Election Day before Hurricane Sandy.

The ballot is highlighted by the race for the presidency. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, will try to win a second term against Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Libertarian Gary Johnson and Independent candidate Rocky Anderson also are on the ballot.

Republican Linda McMahon and Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy are running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Joe Lieberman, who is retiring. Independent Paul Passarelli is also a candidate in that race.

In the U.S. House of Representatives, incumbent Democrat Jim Himes is running for re-election against GOP challenger Steve Obsitnik.

Wilton voters will cast ballots in the 26th District state Senate race. Republican Toni Boucher will seek another term, facing a challenge from Democrat Carolanne Curry. 

In the state House of Representatives race, Districts 1 and 3 voters will decide on who should be the state representative in the 143rd District. Incumbent Republican Gail Lavielle will be challenged by Democrat and current Wilton Selectman Ted Hoffstatter. Those in District 2 will vote in the 125th District race. Democrat Mark Robbins, Republican Tom O'Dea and Green Party representative David Bedell will be on the ballot.

Voters will also choose registrars. Republican Tina Gardner and Democrat Carole Young-Klienfeld are the choices, running unopposed.

Voters can use a current driver’s license at the polling place when voting. According to the Connecticut Secretary of State’s office, you can also show a credit card with your name and signature, an ID with your name and photograph, or any document with your name and address such as a checkbook or a utility bill in lieu of a driver’s license.

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