Election Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 7, and in 2017 we’re looking at an all-municipal election–there are NO State or Federal races on Wilton’s ballot this year.
Polls are open as of 6 a.m. Here’s what you need to know:
Voting Districts: Where do I vote?
Wilton is divided into three voting districts for all November elections (see below). All three polling places will be open from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. on Election Day. If you don’t know in which district you live, don’t fret: the registrars’ webpage on the town website has both a link to the voting district map as well as a section where voters can enter their addresses to find out where they vote.
District 1: Wilton High School, Clune Center Auditorium (395 Danbury Rd.); 143rd Assembly District, 26th State Senate, 4th Congressional District
District 2: Cider Mill School Gym (240 School Rd.); 125th Assembly District, 26th State Senate, 4th Congressional District
District 3: Middlebrook School Gym (131 School Rd.); 143rd Assembly District, 26th State Senate, 4th Congressional District
Registration: Am I registered? What can I do if I’m not?
You can check your voter registration status via the registrars’ webpage on the town website.
If you are not a registered voter, but want to exercise your right (and, some say, your responsibility) to vote, there is still one last option: Connecticut offers Election Day Registration on Election Day.
Election Day registration (EDR) will be at Town Hall (238 Danbury Rd.) beginning at 6 a.m. and ending promptly at 8 p.m.. EDR voters must prove their identity and Wilton residence (and a CT drivers license with a Wilton address on it will suffice for both).
Important to note: The EDR location closes promptly at 8 p.m.; however, any elector in line by 8 p.m. at the other three polling places will be allowed to vote.
Here are the sample ballots for each of the Wilton voting districts:
If I can’t make it Tuesday, can I vote early? You can vote by Absentee Ballot: Voters unable to vote on Tuesday can go to Town Hall and cast their ballots today at the town clerk’s office.
“You can obtain an application from any Town Clerk’s Office. Complete the form and return it to the Town Clerk’s Office. After the completed application is received by the Town Clerk, the absentee ballot will be sent to you at the address specified on the application. Absentee ballots are sent out four weeks before an election. In order for your vote to count, the completed absentee ballot must be received in the Town Clerk’s Office by Election Day.”
If you have questions about this process, please contact Wilton’s Town Clerk at (203) 563-0106.