Election Connection: Southington poll information for Nov. 8 Election Day

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School will be closed for students, but polls will be open for Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Voting locations have not been altered since the last election. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Elections are open to all registered Southington voters. Referenda voting for expenditure questions will be open to taxpayers who own at least $1,000 of property in the Town of Southington.*

Voting will be held at all 11 polling places.

District 1—South End School, 514 South End Rd, Plantsville, CT 06479

District 2—Kennedy Middle School, 1071 S Main St, Plantsville, CT 06479

District 3—Derynoski Elementary School, 240 Main St, Southington, CT 06489

District 4—Hatton Elementary School, 50 Spring Lake Rd, Southington, CT 06489

District 5—Flanders Elementary School, 100 Victoria Dr, Southington, CT 06489

District 6—DePaolo Middle School, 385 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489

District 7—Kelley Elementary School, 501 Ridgewood Rd, Southington, CT 06489

District 8—Thalberg Elementary School, 145 Dunham St, Southington, CT 06489

District 9—Tabernacle, 1445 West St, Southington, CT 06489

District 10—Plantsville Elementary School, 70 Church St, Plantsville, CT 06479

District 11—Strong Elementary School, 820 Marion Ave, Plantsville, CT 06479

*Referendum only voting—Derynoski Elementary School, 240 Main St, Southington, CT 06489

For a list of polling places by street address:

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Election Day Registration

Southington’s registrars of voters Edward Malczyk (D) and Robert Sherman (R) announced in a press release that, for the first time ever, Election Day Registration (EDR) will be available to Connecticut Voters for the presidential election. While it is available, they recommend registration in advance because long lines are expected.

Voter registration is available in person at the Registrars and Town Clerk’s offices, public libraries, the Department of Motor Vehicles, other state agencies, online, and by mail.

In order to cast a ballot on Election Day, the applicant must be registered by 8 p.m., and that applies to anybody relying on EDR. Polls will close at 8 p.m.

Registrars anticipate longer lines at the polls this year due to the EDR process.

For more questions, visit http://www.southington.org/content/17216/17323/default.aspx

What’s on the ballot?

Electors will vote on a town referendum and candidates for President of the United States, U.S. Congress (Senate, House of Representatives), Connecticut General Assembly (senate, house of representatives), and registrar of voters.

Click to enlarge the sample ballots:

Voting districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 (South End, Kennedy, Derynoski, Hatton, Depaolo)

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Voting districts 5, 8, and 9 (Flanders, Thalberg, The Tabernacle)

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Voting districts 7 and 10 (Kelley and Plantsville schools)

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Voting district 11 (Strong):

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Referendum

At the top of all Southington ballots, voters will find one referendum question regarding the town’s sewage treatment plan, which was originally constructed in 1958 and received major upgrades in the early 1980s.

The ballot referendum question reads as follows:

“Shall the Town of Southington appropriate $57,100,000, which shall be reduced by the amount of grants received by the Town for the project, for improvements to the Southington Water Pollution Control Facility and authorize the issue of bonds, notes and obligations not to exceed $57,100,000 to finance said appropriation?”

Recently, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released new standards of the amount of phosphorus in the water, which can cause algae blooms that are deadly to fish and other living organisms. Included in this upgrade is a plan to add a new phosphorus removal system that must be done to meet upcoming environmental standards.

In addition, officials will fix cracked concrete tanks and decayed metal, upgrade monitors and electrical systems, cover raw sewage tanks and two primary settling tanks that border the Recreation Park soccer fields, and add odor control units.

The entire project will cost an estimated $57 million. Southington currently qualifies for a $17,168,000 grant, which leaves a cost of $39,932,000 to taxpayers. In addition, Southington currently qualifies for a 2 percent Clean Water Loan, which is lower than the cost through bonding.

The project is expected to take three years, and will be completed in time for the changes in environmental standards that begin in 2022. Without upgrades, Southington will be subject to fines totaling $13.5 million per year.

A “yes” vote will allow the project to go forward.

A “no” vote will stop the project.

http://southingtonobserver.com/2016/07/13/officials-outline-sewer-updates-for-fall-referendum/

http://southingtonobserver.com/2015/04/24/town-council-approves-sewer-system-evaluation/

http://southingtonobserver.com/2014/12/03/sewer-committee-clears-up-concerns/

U.S. President

Presidential candidates include Hillary Clinton-Tim Kaine (D), Donald Trump-Mike Pence (R), Gary Johnson-Bill Weld (Libertarian), or Jill Stein-Ajamu Baraka (Green).

U.S. Senate

U.S. Senatorial prospects are Richard Blumenthal (D), Dan Carter (R), Richard Lion (Libertarian) and Jeffery Russell (Green).

U.S. Representatives

Candidates for the Representative in Congress position are John Larson (D), Matthew Corey (R), and S. Michael DeRosa (Green).

CT Senate

Southington voters will elect a state senator for Connecticut’s 16th district.

The incumbent is Republican Joe Markley

Joe Markley

Joe Markley

http://southingtonobserver.com/2016/10/20/candidate-profile-joe-markley-16th-senate-district/

The challenger is Democrat Ryan Rogers

Ryan Rogers

Ryan Rogers

http://southingtonobserver.com/2016/10/20/candidate-profile-ryan-rogers-16th-senate-district/

State Representatives

Candidates for the state representative vary by district.

  • Voting districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 (South End, Kennedy, Derynoski, Hatton, Depaolo) will elect a state representative for Connecticut’s 81st district.

Click to enlarge the sample ballot:

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The incumbent is Democrat David Zoni

David Zoni

David Zoni

http://southingtonobserver.com/2016/10/20/candidate-profile-david-zoni-house-of-representatives-81st-district/

The challenger is Republican John Fusco

John Fusco

John Fusco

http://southingtonobserver.com/2016/10/20/candidate-profile-john-fusco-house-of-representatives-81st-district/

  • Voting districts 5, 8, and 9 (Flanders, Thalberg, The Tabernacle) will elect a state representative for Connecticut’s 30th district.

Click to enlarge the sample ballot:

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The incumbent is Democrat Joe Aresimowicz

Joe Aresimowicz

Joe Aresimowicz

http://southingtonobserver.com/2016/10/20/candidate-profile-joe-aresimowicz-house-of-representatives-30th-district/

The challenger is Republican Christopher Morelli

Christopher Morelli

Christopher Morelli

http://southingtonobserver.com/2016/10/20/candidate-profile-christopher-morelli-house-of-representatives-30th-district/

  • Voting districts 7 and 10 (Kelley and Plantsville schools) will elect a state representative for Connecticut’s 80th district.

Click to enlarge the sample ballot:

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The incumbent is Republican Rob Sampson, running unopposed

Rob Sampson

Rob Sampson

http://southingtonobserver.com/2016/10/20/candidate-profile-rob-sampson-house-of-representatives-80th-district/

  • Voting district 11 (Strong) will elect a state representative for the open seat in Connecticut’s 103rd district.

Click to enlarge the sample ballot:

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The Republican challenger is Andrew Falvey

Andrew Falvey

Andrew Falvey

http://southingtonobserver.com/2016/10/20/candidate-profile-andrew-falvey-house-of-representatives-103rd-district/

The Democrat challenger is Liz Linehan

Liz Linehan

Liz Linehan

http://southingtonobserver.com/2016/10/20/candidate-profile-liz-linehan-house-of-representatives-103rd-district/

Registrar of Voters

Registrar of Voters candidates are Thomas Janik (D) and Robert Sherman (R).

Polling Districts by Street Address

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