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Darien’s 2018 Votes for Local Offices: Unofficial Vote Counts

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Two of Darien’s Representative Town Meeting districts had more candidates than there were seats in this year’s election, resulting in the only election losses for anyone in town:

— These voting results are from the Connecticut secretary of the state’s website. See also:

Darien’s Votes in 2018 State and Federal Elections: Unofficial Vote Counts (Nov. 7)
Darien Voting Rates, District by District, Hour by Hour (Nov. 6)

In District 2, there were eight available seats and nine candidates. Richard Aponte lost.

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What Will Be a Bit Different About Voting in This Election

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Voters will find something different when they go to vote on Tuesday: Darien has bought 18 new voting stations for its six polling locations, at a cost of $839 a piece. Voting starts at 6 a.m. across Connecticut and polling places won’t accept more voters past 8 p.m. If you’re not yet registered to vote, you can go to Town Hall (bring identification). If you’re not sure where to vote, look at the links below. The new polling stations look different but should do the job better, said Republican Registrar John Visi. For one thing, the “desk” part can be set low enough that a person in a wheelchair could roll up to them and use them (see the picture — Visi’s hand is on a lower “desk” part, Registrar Susan Gray’s hand is on a higher one).

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Candidates Night at Darien Town Hall

Candidates for the state Senate and House of Representatives, along with a candidate for Darien Board of Education will be speaking Tuesday, Oct. 30 at a “Candidates’ Night” sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Darien. The event, held at Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road, will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a debate at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. ________________

— an announcement from the League of Women Voters of Darien


Following brief opening statements by candidates for each office, the audience will have an opportunity to submit questions to the candidates. The following candidates plan to attend:

State Senate District 25: Bob Duff (D) ; State Senate District 27: Carlo Leone (D) and Jerry Bosak ( R); State House District 141: Terrie Wood (R) unopposed; State House District 147: Matt Blumenthal (D) and Anzelmo Graziosi ( (R) and Darien Board of Education candidate , David Brown ( R).

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Upcoming Candidates Forums Sponsored by League of Women Voters

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Two candidate forums, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Darien will take place before the election. See who will be running the show (and who won’t), and be knowledgeable when you make your own picks:

— an announcement from the League of Women Voters of Darien
Oct 21: Fourth U.S. Congressional District Debate
—Sunday, Oct. 21, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Clune Performing Arts Center at Wilton High School 395 Danbury Road, Wilton. Debate between U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, a Democrat, and Harry Arora, the Republican candidate. Voter registration will be available prior to the event.

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GOP Town Committee Proposes David Brown for Board of Ed Seat Now Held by Hagerty-Ross; Caucus on May 29

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The Darien Republican Town Committee has proposed David Brown of Revere Road to replace Elizabeth Hagerty-Ross, a former chairperson of the Board of Education and currently it’s vice chairperson, on this November’s ballot. If the May 29 GOP caucus of party members in town endorses the choice, Brown will be on the ballot this November. Board of Education terms last three years, with three of the nine members up for election each year. Current board member Debra Ritchie, who was chosen to complete the remaining term of Sarah Zuro (who resigned), was also proposed by the RTC as a candidate when the town committee met on May 9. Democrat Katherine Stein’s term on the Board of Education also ends this November.