The power has been coming back on around Branford since Sandy and the seven polling centers are expected to be up running by Tuesday, Nov. 6, Election Day, said Branford’s Registrar of Voters, Marion Burkard-R. “We’re going on that we will have all seven polling places up by Tuesday. People should go their regular polling places to vote,” she said. All polling centers are open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Even with an extended registration period (Thursday until 8 p.m.), Burkard said she and Registrar Daniel Hally-D, are ready for the election.
The polling equipment was delivered on Friday to the centers and the three polling places last to get electricity after Sandy knocked out 87 percent of Branford, are getting powered up and heated up for the presidential election, she said.
Students are still expected to be off from school, while teachers will have a professional development day during voting.
As of Saturday, Oct. 28, there were 18,208 registered voters in Branford reported Burkard. She said she ran the numbers in anticipation of the storm in case something was to happen. “I don’t want to be a pessimist,” she said, “but…”
As of Friday, there were 18,416 registered voters, Burkard reported.The number of registered voters this election is about what she expected, she said, for a presidential election.
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District Polling Places