This November, Wilton heads to the polls for municipal elections, to elect officials for several Town boards and commissions. Are you ready to step into a voting booth and cast your vote? Do you know what each of the candidates stands for? What issues are important to you, that you want to hear the candidates speak about? Wilton, how will you choose who you’re voting for?

To help residents make an educated choice, GOOD Morning Wilton is teaming up with the Wilton League of Women Voters and the Wilton Library Association to co-sponsor two Municipal Candidate Forums over two evenings.

According to LWV convener Tina Gardner, Wilton Library executive director Elaine Tai-Lauria, and GOOD Morning Wilton editor Heather Borden Herve, these forums will bring together on one stage the candidates in four contested races to provide an opportunity for voters to pose questions and hear from the candidates who will be making critical town decisions in upcoming years. 

  • The forum on Tuesday, Oct. 22 will feature the candidates running for First Selectman, the other candidates for Board of Selectmen, and the Board of Finance.
  • The forum on Tuesday, Oct. 29 will feature the candidates running for the Board of Education and Planning & Zoning.

The candidate forums will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the panels for that evening will run back to back with a brief break in between. The forums will be held in the Wilton Library Brubeck Room.

Each event will follow a modified town hall format and be moderated by certified, out of town League of Women Voters moderators, who will present questions submitted by the public to all candidates. Questions for the candidates may be emailed in advance through the Wilton League of Women Voters.

Advance registration to attend in person is highly recommended for each forum and may be done online at the Wilton Library website or by calling 203.762.6334. Pre-registrants should arrive by 6:20 p.m. to guarantee seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 6:20 p.m. if space is available.

Both events will be streamed live and recorded by GOOD Morning Wilton, and will be made available to community members on the GOOD Morning Wilton and Wilton League of Women Voters websites.

The event is free and open to the public.