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UPDATED: Election Day 2012: Stonington

Where to vote, the list of candidates, and how the town voted in past elections. Check back mid-day for updates from the polling stations.

Updated: 3 p.m.: Voting slowed down a bit at Stonington's polling places this afternoon, but was expected to pick up in the early evening. At District 5, School Administration Building, by 2 p.m. almost 50 percent of the district's 1400 registered voters had cast ballots. And at District 1, Stonington Borough Firehouse, by 2:30 p.m. almost 50 percent of that district's registered voters had cast ballots. Polls are open until 8 p.m.

Updated: 10 a.m.: Four hours into Election Day 2012 and polling places around Stonington are very busy. Police directed traffic outside of the Deans Mill School, Pawcatuck Firehouse and B.F. Hoixe Firehouse polling locations as cars waited to park.

Lines inside the polling locations were moving fairly quickly voters at the Pawcatuck Firehouse and B.F. Hoixe Firehouse said.

All five Stonington polling places are open.

5:45 a.m.: Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012!

Today, Stonington residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the Second District, a state Senator from the 18th District and a state Representative from the 43rd District.

See below for information on where to go to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how Stonington voted in 2008, the year of the last presidential election, and in 2010, the last mid-term election.

Read it over, then visit your local polling station between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. to make your voice heard! And be sure to check back with Patch for updates throughout the day, including the announcement of the winners as soon as votes are tallied.

Stonington Polling Stations

  • District #1: Stonington Borough Firehouse, 100 Main St., Stonington, Conn. 06378
  • District #2: Pawcatuck Firehouse, 33 Liberty St., Pawcatuck, Conn. 06379
  • District #3: Deans Mill School, 35 Deans Mill Rd., Stonington, Conn. 06378
  • District #4: B.F. Hoxie Firehouse, 34 Broadway Ave., Mystic, Conn. 06355
  • District #5: School Administration Building, 49 North Stonington Rd., Mystic, Conn. 06355

The Stonington Town Clerk's office will be closed on Election Day for all regular business except for the issuance of presidential ballots.

List of Candidates

PRESIDENT

  • Obama-Biden (D)
  • Romney-Ryan (R)
  • Anderson-Rodriquez (I)
  • Johnson-Gray (I)

U.S. SENATE

  • Christopher S. Murphy (D)
  • Linda E. McMahon (R)
  • Paul Passarelli (L)

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SECOND DISTRICT

  • Joe Courtney (D)
  • Paul Formica (R)
  • Colin D. Bennett (G)
  • Daniel J. Reale (L)

18th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Andrew M. Maynard (D)
  • Theresa Madonna (R)

43rd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Diana S. Urban (D)

REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

  • Teresa S. Grimes (D)
  • Linda M. Camelio (R)

 

How Stonington Voted in 2008 (84.20% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican)

PRESIDENT

  • Obama-Biden (D) — 6,307 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 4,011 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SECOND DISTRICT

  • Joe Courtney (D) — 6,292 votes
  • Sean Sullivan (R) — 3,065 votes

18th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Andrew M. Maynard (D) — 7,047 votes
  • Anne P. Hatfield (R) — 2,597 votes

43rd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Diana S. Urban (D) — 6,383 votes
  • Brian Kluberdanz (R) — 3,493 votes

How Stonington Voted in 2010 (62.25% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican)

U.S. SENATE

  • Richard Blumenthal (D) — 4,407 votes
  • Linda McMahon (R) — 2,786 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SECOND DISTRICT

  • Joe Courtney (D) — 4,868 votes
  • Janet Peckinpaugh (R) — 2,420 votes

18th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Andrew M. Maynard (D) — 5,222 votes
  • Stuart R. Norman Jr (R) — 2,215 votes

43rd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Diana S. Urban (D) — 5,062 votes
  • William Cutler (R) — 2,441 votes

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ElleT November 06, 2012 at 05:28 PM
This is my first CT election & I do not understand why some candidates were on the ballot twice for the same race- is that some scam to try trick people into voting for them? Are you supposed to feel better about voting for someone if they're listed as an Independent rather than voting for them as a Republican or Democrat? I found it very confusing. Do votes for either party (Indpendent vs. Republican vs. Working Man) still count together? So entirely bizarre- I've never seen anything like that before.
Bree Shirvell November 06, 2012 at 05:44 PM
HI ElleT, Some candidates are on the ballot twice because another party endorsed them so if a candidate was running as a Democrat but the Independent party endorsed them they would be listed twice. You only vote for the candidate once. Hope that helps.
Steve CT November 07, 2012 at 02:12 AM
On my ballot only democrats were listed twice with 2 separate parties. Seems biased to me. Do other states put these double listings on their ballots? Or is this something unique in Connecticut?
Steve CT November 07, 2012 at 02:18 AM
It seems this practice has been banned in every state except 8 of them. CT being one of those 8.
Bree Shirvell November 07, 2012 at 02:30 AM
If you look at the Sample Ballot it wasn't just Democrats. Linda McMahon for instance was listed as both the Republican and Independent Party candidate. It really just depends on what that Party decides to do.

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