West Hartford Election Center 2009
West Hartford's Town Council and Board of Education Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
WHC-TV Election Coverage
West Hartford Community Television will be there every step of the way for this year's municipal and school board elections. Each candidate was given two minutes to make a personal statement. We hope you'll take time to watch the candidate profiles and learn more about the people who are seeking to represent you on the Town Council and Board of Education. Stay tuned for more on Debate Week in cooperation with the League of Women Voters of Greater Hartford.
Town Council DebatesThe Town Council Debates were held in three seperate groups.
- Town Council Group 'A' (Judy Casperson, Denise Hall, Scott Slifka, Joe Visconti)
- Town Council Group 'B' (Tim Brennan, Leon Davidoff, Rob Durbin, Rob Sisk)
- Town Council Group 'C' (Steve Adler, Shari Cantor, Justin Clark, Joe Verrengia)
Unable to watch these videos? Try watching them here:
- Blip.tv: 2009 Debates: Town Council Group 'A' -> http://blip.tv/file/2724766
- Blip.tv: 2009 Debates: Town Council Group 'B' -> http://blip.tv/file/2724557
- Blip.tv: 2009 Debates: Town Council Group 'C' -> http://blip.tv/file/2724517
Board of Education Debate
- Full Video: 2009 Board of Education Debate
Town Council Candidate ProfilesWatch the Full Video: Town Council Candidate Profiles 2009
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Board of Education Candidate ProfilesFull Version: Board of Education Candidate Profiles 2009
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Where can I register to vote?Any citizen 18 years of age may register to vote and enroll in a party at the Registrars of Voters Office in Town Hall. All voters must be 18 years of age on election day in order to vote. West Hartford residents should visit the Registrars of Voters Office in Room 209 in Town Hall to register to vote, call to request a mail-in application or download and print a Voter Registration form.
In the State of Connecticut, if you are registered as Unaffiliated/Independent, you cannot vote in a party primary election. In order to vote, you must be registered in the party that is holding the primary.
Registrars of Voters
Democrat: Marcia L. Woolsey
Republican: Eleanor M. Brazell
West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday-Thursday (except holidays). Closed on Friday.
(860) 561-7451, Fax: (860) 561-7457
You can register up to the 7th day before the election.
Change in Voter Registration Information
If you change your name, address or party enrollment, you must complete a new voter registration form and fill in blanks 1a through 12 and send form to: Registrar of Voters, 50 South Main St., Room 209, West Hartford, CT 06107. We must have an original signature (not a fax). You may obtain this form by clicking on the link or calling 561-7451 or coming into our office.
Where can I obtain an absentee ballot?
Absentee Ballots for the November election are now available at the Town Clerk’s office, 3rd Floor, Town Hall, 50 South Main Street. Those eligible for an absentee ballot include: Military Personnel; residents who will be out of town November 4th; those unable to get to the polls due to illness or physical disability; anyone whose religious beliefs forbid them from voting on Election Day; and anyone who is working at a polling place other than their own voting district. Ballots are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 – 4:30, Tuesday from 7:30 – 4:30; and Thursday 8:30 – 7:00. For more information, call 860-561-7430.
Is there a voters guide available?
The League of Women Voters of Greater Hartford has published a West Hartford Voters Guide for many years and distributed it through local newspapers. The Voters Guide can be found on the League’s website, lwvgh.org after October 4th. The Guide contains answers to a number of pertinent questions which have been asked of the candidates for Town Council and the Board of Education For individuals without internet access, copies will be made available at all West Hartford Libraries, Town Hall, Elmwood Community Center and Bishop Corner Senior Center.
Tune into the Legislative Debates on West Hartford Community Television, Comcast Channel 5.
Can I volunteer?
The Registrar of Voters office always looking for future poll workers. Be a part of the election and the democratic process. To be eligible, you must be a registered voter in West Hartford. Training will be held in various sessions during the year. For more information, please call 860-561-7430.
Disability VotingSharon Denson, in cooperation with WHC-TV, has produced a Public Service Announcement with Voting Information for disabled voters. You can view this video in the "Election Coverage 2009" category in the Video On Demand section of our website, or by clicking here.