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Branford, Let’s Get Ready to Vote!

The power is coming back on, the polling centers are equipped, and the sample ballot is here. Now it’s just your turn to do your part: vote!

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.

Attached is the Presidential Election Sample Ballot. Below is your polling center info. Happy ballot casting!

District Polling Places

1st  District:

Recreation Department Community House, 46 Church Street

2nd District:

St. Therese Church, 105 Leetes Island Road

3rd District:

Orchard House Adult Day Care Center, 421 Shore Drive

4th District:

Branford Hills School, 80 Burban Drive

5th District:

Indian Neck School, 12 Melrose Avenue

6th District:

Mary T.Murphy School, 14 Brushy Plain Road

7th District:

Walsh Intermediate School, 185 Damascus Road

John Mariano November 05, 2012 at 12:32 PM
I don't see any times listed like what time are they open and close would be helpful?
Chris B November 05, 2012 at 03:36 PM
6 am - 8 pm
Nicole Ball November 05, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Sorry for not including the time John! I'll add that now and thanks for commenting Chris! Yes, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
MAC November 06, 2012 at 12:03 AM
Vote for Wayne Winsley and Retire Rosa, "Diva of Debt, Deficit, and Dependency" from her 22 years as a 'career politician' in congress. "We ALL Win with Winsley!" whether you are Democrat, Republican or unaffiliated! Thanks for the humor and wisdom, Wayne--delivered with such enthusiasm, intelligence and personal warmth during this crucial campaign. For those who have not met Wayne at a meeting or one of the rallies, please check him out at www.winsleyforcongress.org. Please spread the word about what a fantastic replacement for DeLauro that Winsley will be in congress! Wayne is also on Facebook. www.facebook.com/Winsley.for.Congress If you support Wayne, you can help by picking up a sign, gather some friends and family and hold an impromptu rally at a well-trafficked intersection! You can help tomorrow by standing at a polling place in the 3rd Congressional District with a Winsley sign, wearing his button and a smile, and letting voters know: "You have a real CHOICE for congress! We All Win with Winsley!" Here is a one minute video message from Wayne: http://t.co/x7Rxb9DC "You have a choice this election!" https://www.facebook.com/RosaDeLauroCronyism
Christopher Schaefer November 06, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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