Election Day is almost here, and Plainville’s sample ballot has been posted to the town clerk’s website. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, contests will include (in the order that they appear on the ballot), town council, board of education (four year term and two year term), constable, and library trustee.
Elections are held at four polling places, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and are separated by districts. District 1 will vote at Linden Street School, 69 Linden St.; District 2 will vote at the Our Lady of Mercy Parish Center, 19 S. Canal St.; District 3 will vote at Louis Toffolon School, 145 Northwest Dr.; and District 4 will vote at Frank T. Wheeler School, 15 Cleveland Memorial Dr.
Absentee ballots will be counted at the respective polling location.
To find your voting location, click here: https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx
The town clerk’s office is open for voter registration at Plainville Town Hall, 1 Central Sq., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.
The Democratic registrar of voters, Susan Abram, can be contacted by calling (860) 793-0221 ext. 255, and the Republican registrar of voters, Beth Gasparini, can be contacted by calling (860) 793-0021 ext. 256.
Election Day registration permits anyone to register and vote in person on Election Day who meets the eligibility requirements for voting in this state and is not already registered, or is registered in one town but has moved to another town.
By law, a person is eligible to register and vote if he or she is a U.S. citizen aged 18 or older, a Plainville resident, and has completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a disfranchising felony.
Election Day registration is not available at your polling place, but is available at Plainville Town Hall, 1 Central Sq., room 203, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters must be registered by 8 p.m. to cast a ballot and must provide proof of identity and residency.
Party order on the ballot is determined by the governor’s party affiliation, so the Democratic candidates will be listed first across the ballot. The next line of the ballot will include all Republican candidates. The third line will hold all candidates that petitioned to be on the ballot, and the final line will be open for write-in votes.
On the top of the one-sided ballot will be the sole referendum question to come before voters during this election. The question, “Shall the town of Plainville appropriate $5 million for the Phase II Road and Related Improvements Program, and authorize the issue of bonds and notes in the same amount to finance the appropriate?” will ask voters to decide if the town should “Yes,” approve bonds and notes in the amount of $5 million for the second phase of the project, or “No,” should not approve bonds and notes in the amount of $5 million.
If approved, the project could include but not be limited to the restoration of adjacent sidewalks, landscaping restoration, or new or improved drainage. Funds could be used during the design phase, construction, acquisition and installation costs, right-of-way acquisition, materials, administrative, printing and permitting costs, engineering fees, other financing costs, or other related expenses.
Voters may select any seven of the 11 candidates, and the town council will be comprised of the seven candidates with the highest number of votes.
Democratic candidates include, from left, Rosemary Morante, Bill Garrity, Jessie Salley, Jesse Gnazzo, and Christopher J. Wazorko.
Republican candidates include, from left, Deborah Tompkins, Ty Cox, David Underwood, Katherine M. Pugliese, and Jacob Rocco.
There will be one candidate on the Petitioning Candidate line, independent Wayne L. Fish.
Board of Education
Voters may select any five of the six candidates for the four year term.
Democratic candidates for the four year term include, from left, Foster S. White, Rebecca Martinez, and Crystal D. St. Lawrence.
Republican candidates for the four year term include, from left, Michael Guliano, Deborah Hardy, and Laurie Peterson.
In addition, there are two candidates running for a two-year term to fill a vacancy, and voters are asked to select one. The Democratic candidate is Brent Davenport, and the Republican candidate is Rachel Childress Buchanan.
Voters are asked to select four of the eight candidates running for the position of town constable.
Democratic candidates include, from left, Shelley Johnson, Ben Gediman, Kathleen C. Michalik, and Cheryl M. Castonguay.
Republican candidates include, from left, Ross Zettergren, Richard “Rick” Drezek, Ezio Capozzi, Jr., and Cassandra L. Clark.
Voters are asked to select any two candidates to be library trustees. The Democratic candidate is Kenneth Laska, and the Republican candidate is Francis Rexford Cooley.