Registrars share Election Day reminders with voters

Staffers in the Registrars of Voters office at Monroe Town Hall work at election time two years ago.

MONROE, CT — Town registrars are preparing to offer safe and secure polling places for voters participating in the Presidential Election this Tuesday. While police officers have always stopped by polling places during regular patrols, this year an officer will be specifically assigned to visit polls throughout the day.

“That’s because of some voters’ concerns,” Republican Registrar Margaret J. Villani explained. “We’re not worried because Monroe has never had any problems in the past, but you never know. We want voters to feel safe when they go to the polls. We’ve done all the COVID protections, this is just another safety measure.”

As Election Day draws closer, Villani and Democratic Registrar Katherine A. B. Briggs also issued a press release with reminders for voters.

According to the release, “no sign or clothing with a candidate’s name or likeness is allowed in the polling place or within 75 feet of any entrance to a polling location, per CT General Statutes Title 9 prohibiting soliciting on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate.”

This Tuesday, Nov. 3, all four regular polling places will be open 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. The polls are:

  • Voting District 1 at Fawn Hollow Elementary School, 345 Fan Hill Road
  • Voting District 2 at Stepney Elementary School, 180 Old Newtown Road
  • Voting District 3 at Monroe Elementary School, 375 Monroe Turnpike and
  • Voting District 4 at Masuk High School, 1014 Monroe Turnpike

Registrars ask everyone to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all polling places and encourage voters to bring their own blue or black ballpoint pen for voting.

Election Day Registration for new, unregistered voters will be available in the Council Chambers at Town Hall from 6 a.m. until 8p.m. Identification and proof of residence are required.

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