Voters to decide fate of $96.7 million town budget proposal Tuesday

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A sign on the Route 111 green reminds voters of Monroe's May 3 town budget referendum.

MONROE, CT — Voters will go to the polls this Tuesday to decide on a $96.7 million town budget proposal carrying a projected 1.38 percent tax increase.

If the budget passes at referendum, the mill rate would increase from 36.36 to 36.86 mills. Individual tax bills can be calculated by multiplying one’s assessed property value by the mill rate and then dividing by 1,000.

The Board of Finance sets the new mill rate after voters adopt a new town budget.

The town budget proposal includes $31.7 million in municipal spending, a 0.57 percent increase over the current budget. Education spending would rise from $61,521,068 to $64,440,666 for a 4.75 percent increase.

Voting information

A voter fills out a ballot in the Masuk High School gym last year.

The Registrars of Voters released the information voters will need to make their voices heard.

All four regular polling places will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

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

Click here to confirm your voter registration status and location of your polling place.

If you are not currently registered to vote and would like to do so, the deadline for registering is 12 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2022.

The quickest and easiest way to register to vote is online if you have a valid Connecticut driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver photo ID card issued by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. Click here to register online. You may also print a Voter Registration Card from the town website or call 203-452-2820 to make an appointment to register in person.

There will be no Election Day Registration.

For this Budget Referendum, if you are not a Monroe resident but own at least $1,000 worth of property in Monroe and are a U.S. Citizen 18 years of age or older you may vote off the Grand List in the Town Clerk’s Office.

Due to COVID, all eligible voters will have the choice to either vote in person or via Absentee Ballot for this election. For information, call the Monroe Town Clerk’s Office at 203-452-2811.

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