Like me, I’m sure many of you have been inundated with online ads, mailers, and even phone calls with Tuesday’s upcoming election. Unfortunately when I see ads, I’m not always able to look into the candidates and better understand their positions on issues that are important to me. (I’m sure a lot of parents can relate!) So with that being said, I wanted to write a quick post outlining general voting information, as well who is on this year’s ballot in Connecticut.

This is my family’s first year voting in Newtown. Since Newtown is large town, I wasn’t sure where I need to show up to cast my vote. No matter where you live in Connecticut, you can look up your polling location here.

Ok so now, let’s get down to some of the specifics. This year is an important one as we’re selecting a new Governor & Lieutenant Governor in CT. Here are the links to the 5 (yes 5!) candidates web pages:

Ned Lamont (D) & Susan Bysiewicz (D)

Bob Stefanowski (R) & Joe Markley (R)

R. Nelson “Oz” Griebel (I) & Monte Frank

Rod Hanscomb (L) & Jeffrey Thibeault (L)

Mark Stewart Greenstein (I) & John Demitrus (I)

US Senate
Chris Murphy (D)

Matt Corey (R)

Richard Lion (L)

Jeff Russell (G)

US Representative for the 5th District
Newtown, Danbury, Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Fairfield, New MIlford, and Sherman are all part of the 5th district.

Jahana Hayes (D)

Manny Santos (R)

Newtown

State Senator (28th District – covering Newtown, Fairfield, Easton, & Weston)

Michelle Lapine McCabe (D)

Tony Hwang (R)

106th State Legislative District

Rebekah Harriman-Stites (D)

Mitch Bolinsky (R)

2nd State Legislative District
(District 2 covers parts of Dodgingtown & Hattertown in Newtown, as well as parts of Bethel, Danbury, & Redding)

Raghib Allie-Brennan

Will Duff 

Please click on the links below to read more details on local elections in Danbury, Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, New Fairfield, New Milford, and Sherman:

Danbury

Bethel

Bridgewater 

Brookfield 

New Fairfield

New Milford 

Sherman 

Reminder polls are open from 6AM until 8PM on Tuesday 11/6. Get out & vote!!

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