First Selectman Ken Kellogg is running unopposed, but a two-way-race for town treasurer will be decided Tuesday and all nine Town Council seats are being contested. Will the Republicans retain their 6-3 majority or will the Democrats pick up seats?
Polls for this year’s municipal election will be open Tuesday from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Those who have not registered to vote will be able to participate in Election Day Registration.
“It will be held right here in the Council Chambers of Town Hall from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.,” said Margaret J. Villani, the Republican Town Registrar.
Jan Larsen will run it with his wife, Barbara, and the help of two volunteers from Masuk High School. Connor Rownin and Phil Hayes, both 17, will work in shifts.
After people register, they will be given a ballot to fill out and vote then and there.
Monroe has four voting districts. Voting in District 1 will held at Fawn Hollow Elementary School, 345 Fan Hill Road; District 2 at Stepney Elementary School,
180 Old Newtown Road; District 3 at Monroe Elementary School, 375 Monroe Turnpike; and District 4 at Masuk High School, 1014 Monroe Turnpike.
To find out where your voting district is, follow this link.
Meet the candidates
Here is an article on the treasurer race:
Click on the 12 Town Council candidates’ names to see their profiles. Nine will win and no more than six can be from the same political party.
Hear from the candidates in these two stories:
Other than the treasurer and Town Council races, all of the other candidates are running uncontested and will win seats.
Town Clerk Vida Stone and Tax Collector Debra Heim, both Republicans, are unchallenged.
The Board of Finance has four seats and four candidates: Democrat Steve Kirsch and Republicans Craig Hirsch, Rebecca O’Donnell and Dane Krchnavy.
The same goes for the Board of Education. Four candidates running for four seats include Democrats Nick Kapoor and Dr. Alan Vaglivelo and Republicans David Ferris and Shannon Monaco.
The Planning and Zoning Commission has three candidates and three seats up for election. Republicans Bruno Maini and Ryan Condon are running, along with Democrat Leon Ambrosey.
Planning and Zoning Commission alternates have Republican candidates Ron Schneider and Robert Westlund, and Democrat Domenic Paniccia running for three seats.
Two candidates are running for the two constable positions, Democrat Pat Tomchik and Republican Vic Yanosy.