What Fairfield voters need to know for Election Day
FAIRFIELD — Voters will head to the polls Tuesday, casting ballots for state and federal offices, probate judge, and two questions about how Connecticut does business.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and anyone unsure of their polling location can visit https://bit.ly/2qlvHaP to look it up.
Anyone who has not registered to vote can still do so on Election Day at the Barone Center at Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road. Residents will be able to register and vote at that location and must bring a photo ID and proof of their current address, such as a bill.
Those residents who became eligible to vote after Oct. 30 can register in person on Monday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Registrar of Voters office in Old Town Hall.
Since March of this year, both political parties made some gains in enrollment. Democrats went from 11,161 to 11,853, a jump of 692 voters. The GOP saw a much smaller gain — 124 people — from March enrollment of 10,563 to 10,687. As always, unaffiliated voters made up the largest voting bloc with 15,066 voters, up from 14,655. There are 582 residents registered with other parties, such as Working Families or the Green Party. That number is up just five since March.
In total, there are 38,188 registered voters in town, an increase of 1,232 since March.
According to Town Clerk Betsy Browne, her office has issued over 2,000 absentee ballots, and about 1,200 had been returned by Wednesday. By comparison, 3,000 were issued in 2016, which was a presidential electioin year.
In addition to choosing a new governor, Fairfield voters will cast ballots for state representative in the 132nd, 133rd and 134th districts and state senator in the 128th district. They will also be asked to choose a new Probate Court judge. Sample ballots can be found at https://bit.ly/2CQxax0.
District 1: Dwight School 1600 Redding Road
District 2: St. Pius School 834 Brookside Drive
District 3: Fairfield Woods Middle School 1115 Fairfield Woods Road
District 4: Stratfield School 1407 Melville Avenue
District 5: Fairfield Warde High School 755 Melville Avenue
District 6: McKinley School 60 Thompson Street
District 7: Holland Hill School 105 Meadowcroft
District 8: Fairfield Ludlowe High School 785 Unquowa Road
District 9: Sherman School 250 Fern Street
District 10: Mill Hil School 635 Mill Hill Terrace
Election Day registration and voting Barone Center, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road
Voting hours 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
For information visit https://www.fairfieldct.org/vote
Also on the ballot are two questions, the first regarding the establishment of a State Transportation Fund and the second regarding the sale or transfer of state-owned property. Links to the ballot questions can be found at https://bit.ly/2ADuEsv.