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[Updated 11:04 p.m.] Election Day 2012: Glastonbury

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 11:04 p.m., Nov. 6, 2012

After problems with voting machines at the end of the night at both Nayaug Elementary School and Smith Middle School, workers at the Glastonbury Registrar's Office tallied votes late into the night.

As of 11:04 p.m., District 1 votes at Smith still had not reported in.

Despite no reported votes from District 1, voters throughout all of Glastonbury's seven districts overwhelmingly supported the town's two ballot initiatives to allocate $12 million for Phase II of the Riverfront Expansion Project and $2 million to the town's Land Acquisition Fund.

Updated 12:40 p.m., Nov. 6, 2012

Strong voter turnout in Glastonbury is keeping polling places and registrars hectically busy, according to the Town Registrar's Office, despite as-yet lower turnouts than seen in the 2008 elections.

As of 11 a.m., 7,780 of the town's 22,329 registered voters--34.57%--had cast their ballot. Turnout so far by district:

  • District 1: 1,743
  • District 2: 1,117
  • District 3: 337
  • District 4: 1,023
  • District 5: 1,204
  • District 7: 1,661
  • District 9: 1,635

"Not as many as 2008, but it's been crazy," Registrar Mary Foley said of voter turnout.

Outside the Academy School building, Rep. Prasad Srinivasan, R, who is running for re-election to the 31st District, said that he was pleased with the voter turnout for the day.

"Oh my goodness, it's been unbelievable," Srinivasan said. "My wife and I were here at 6 a.m., and it was packed."

Original Story

Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012!

Today, Glastonbury residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the 1st and 2nd Districts, a state Senator from the 4th District and a state Representative from the 13th and 31st Districts.

See below for information on where to go to cast your ballot and click on the attached PDF to view the sample ballot with the list of candidates, and don't forget about the referendum questions! We've also included how Glastonbury 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.

Glastonbury Polling Stations

  • District 1: Smith Middle School, 216 Addison Rd
  • District 2: Hebron Ave. Elementary School, 1363 Hebron Ave.
  • District 3: Hebron Ave. Elementary School, 1363 Hebron Ave.
  • District 4: Gideon Welles School, 1029 Neipsic Rd.
  • District 5: Nayaug Elementary School, 222 Old Maids Lane
  • District 7: Academy Building, 2155 Main St.
  • District 9: Hopewell Elementary School, 1068 Chestnut Hill Rd.

How Glastonbury Voted in 2008 (85.22% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman)

PRESIDENT

  • Obama-Biden (D) — 11,767 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 7,755 votes
  • Nadar-Gonzalez (I) — 250
  • Baldwin-Castle — 6

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1st DISTRICT

  • John B. Larson (D)(WF) — 8,201 votes
  • John Visconti (R) — 3,638 votes
  • Stephen E.D. Fournier — 274 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 2nd DISTRICT

  • Joe Courtney (D)(WF) — 3,666 votes
  • Sean Sullivan (R) — 2,651 votes
  • G. Scott Deshefy (G) — 78 votes

4th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Mary Ann Hadley (D)(WF) — 10,413 votes
  • David H. Blackwell (R) — 8.071 votes

9th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Jason Rojas (D)(WF) — 2,922 votes
  • Clifton E. Thompson (R) — 1,945 votes

31st ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Thomas J. Kehoe (D) — 7,118 votes
  • Kurt P. Cavanaugh (R) — 6,512 votes

How Glastonbury Voted in 2010 (65.34% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; SA=Socialist Action)

U.S. SENATE

  • Richard Blumenthal (D)(WF) — 7,735 votes
  • Linda E McMahon (R) — 7,127 votes
  • Dr. John Mertens (CL) — 113 votes
  • Warren B Mosler (I) — 129 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1st DISTRICT

  • John B Larson (D)(WF) — 5,280 votes
  • Ann Brickley (R) — 4,226 votes
  • Kenneth J Krayeske (G) — 120 votes
  • Christopher J. Hutchinson (SA) —32 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 2nd DISTRICT

  • Joe Courtney (D)(WF) — 2,806 votes
  • Janet Peckinpaugh (R) — 2,403 votes
  • G. Scott Deshefy (G) — 59 votes

4th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Steve Cassano (D)(WF) — 5,700 votes
  • Stewart "Chip" Beckett (R) — 9.054 votes

9th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Jason Rojas (D) — 2,120 votes
  • Dennis A. Brenner (R) — 1,749 votes

31st ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Thomas Kehoe (D) — 4,807 votes
  • Prasad Srinivasan (R) — 6,178 votes

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