STATE-WIDE: We note that the first ballot question did
not pass - the State Constitution re: absentee voting,
etc. - non-League background here.
Weston’s election audit shows no discrepancies
By Kimberly Donnelly on November 25, 2014
LISTEN TO MODERATOR'S
CALL OF FIRST RESULTS:
Note - this was the first,
quick version (99%);
linked to above is in
Question didn't pass state-wide - but it
did in Weston!
This 2014 election was by far the best-run
election in Weston (and that's saying A
LOT!!!). Ever! Great job!!!
THIS OUT NYTIMES FOR THE
RESULTS FROM CT
in the race for State Senate in the 26th
District, incumbent Toni Boucher won going
updating story periodically here: Who finally won,
what were the numbers, in Weston?
called it in to the FORUM at the earliest possible
IN THE DIM LIGHT...Voter turnout: 3648 (of 6042) or 57%
- but we are sometimes numerically challenged on election
night in a dim gym...make that over 60%
by the time it was all over and all the ballots were
It has come to our attention that "EDR" which is not a disease
nor is it a government program - EDR stands for ELECTION DAY
REGISTRATION - permits and requires new voters to show up with
proof of their identity with a picture and proof of their
residence - is quite the extra work on Election Day for the
Registrars of Voters. Our source for this is from a
larger community than Weston one that has multiple voting
Governor/LtGov's race: Foley
U.S. Congress 4th Distrct: Himes
State Senate races:
28th - Hwang
Get to W.M.S. Gym
before 8pm. Bring
had already voted
results will be announced in the order in which they
appear on the ballot.
Sort of. Which is why we recorded the whole
Individual members speaking for themselves are free to
oppose it, local leagues are not obliged to actively
campaign in favor of it...
LWVCT has taken a position after study and FAVORS
IT...Constitutional Question on the November 4, 2014
ELECTION 2014 : Source for all polling
Where does the LWV of Weston begin
in its online reporting? We try
to find out the facts:
The first thing the League at the local level does...is
look at the present Sec'y of the State's website to determine
deadlines and definition of what's what. Here is a LINK
to the details of the timing and other details for this year's
Norwalk HOUR story in full:
REGISTRARS' PUBLIC PREPARATIONS FOR ELECTION DAY VOTING WAS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014, 5:30-8PM IN TOWN HALL...
DEMOCRACY IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT - TAKEN TO A NEW LEVEL:
"VOTE SHAMING" (we know where you live...) TACTICS IN 2014.
What was this all about? It was an opportunity to publicly
set up the two (2) voting machines, test them both to make sure
they not only counted the ballots the same, but were able to
distinguish among the 6 different colored ballots!!! At
least, that's what I think was going on! There will be two
districts (#26 and #28, or "2" and "1") for either side of town,
so that's one color each, then there is the Election Day
Registration color (2?) and then...absentees, one color for #26
and one for #28???
SURPRISE! We spoke to the Moderator when we
voted after 11am and they will be reading off the results by Party
'Vote-Shaming' Is Shameful
Hartford Courant Editorial
Oct. 31, 2014
Have the state's major political parties become the Thought
The Democratic Party has sent some voters a "report card" telling
them how often they have voted in recent elections. One of the
mailings lists two other people from the recipient's neighborhood,
with data about whether they voted in the last three elections.
Their names and street numbers are removed, but the mailings say
that "these are their true voting records."
"We will be reviewing these records after the election to
determine whether or not you joined your neighbor in voting," the
mailings say. Who is "we"? Story in full here:
12 LWV in Region hold 4th District
Debate at Wilton H.S.!!!
Don't forget to read about the two
ballot questions at the Town of Weston website!
Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, 6am to 8pm,
divided down the middle into two districts for the purposes of
voting on CT Senate candidates:
#1, on the eastern side, Senate
District #28; and #2, on the western side, Senate
Two questions to vote on in Weston...
State Ballot Question plus
Town of Weston Charter Revision Question plus explanation
DISTRICT LWV REGIONAL DEBATE NOW HISTORY...
LWV Regional Debate: Weston LWV table "skirt" used
(red-white-and-blue, red not in pic)!
Debicella spar in 4th Congressional District debate
Robert Marchant, CT POST
Updated 11:50 pm, Sunday, October 19, 2014
A 4th Congressional District debate Sunday afternoon was
marked by raised voices and occasional flashes of temper
as the two clashed on spending, health care, leadership --
and who lives a more lavish lifestyle...story in full here:
Hearst chain publicaton:
Stamford ADVOCATE (same story and pix) here.
Greenwich TIME, too (same story and pix) here.
Congressman Jim Himes and Dan Debicella debate in Wilton
By ROBIN SATTLER, Hour Staff Writer
Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:15 pm | Updated: 10:15 pm,
Sun Oct 19, 2014.
WILTON -- Equal pay for women, job creation and immigration
reform were just a few of the hot button topics discussed
during a debate at Wilton High School on Sunday between two-term
Democrat incumbent Jim Himes and Republican
candidate Dan Debicella, for the U.S. House of Representatives
4th Congressional District.
Hosted by the Wilton League of Voters and 11 chapters of the
League of Women Voters in Fairfield County, the debate
was the first of three currently scheduled in the race.
Moderator Kay Maxwell, a former president of the League of Women
Voters of the United States and current executive
director of the Stamford-based World Affairs Forum, relayed the
questions collected from the audience as well as those
prepared by League members and Wilton High School students...for
story in full: http://www.thehour.com/news/wilton/
LWV OF WESTON
28th State Senate District Debate
Weston holds the copyright of their debate video from which
the "snaps" or photos above are taken. FORUM report
"28th CT State Senate District Debate
picture story" up, video online...see both ballot questions.
Later in the week (Tuesday) to be presented to Town TV Channel
79 in Weston and if Easton would like a DVD, for
broadcast on their Channel 79, as well. Plus DVDs for public
libraries in both towns.
28th CT State
Senate District Debate one-line NOW!!! ON WESTON
CHANNEL 79 AT 5PM EVERY DAY!!!
video of the debate can be watched via the links provided
video is presented in two formats. Windows Media
Player format (.wmv) is
recommended for Windows users, and is best viewed via Internet
open Windows Media Player and begin playback without waiting
for the entire file to download. MP4 format (.mp4) is
Apple users. Depending on the software that is being
used, playback may
not begin until the entire file has
downloaded, which may take several minutes
or more depending on the speed of your Internet connection.
Media Player format:
hour 20 minutes 50 seconds; 476 megaBytes)
hour 20 minutes 50 seconds; 367 megaBytes)
2 8 T H S T A T
E S E N A T E D I S T R I C T D E B A T
E: HWANG vs. FAWCETT
19 questions, 6 of which had extra rebuttals...plus closing
statements - covered every topic under the sun!
Thank you to both candidates for a terrific 90 minute debate of
issues important to the Weston community.
2014: Special 28th State Senate
District candidates "background" page HERE.
BALLOT QUESTION PLUS EXPLANATION HERE
THE SAMPLE BALLOT - 26TH
THE SAMPLE BALLOT - 28TH DISTRICT
- STATE AND LOCAL (CHARTER REVISION EXPLANATION AT TOWN
OF WESTON WEBSITE HERE)
sponsored/co-sponsored by the LWV of Weston below;
non-LWV: GUBERNATORIAL DEBATES;
VIDEO COMING SOON
TO TOWN TV CHANNEL 79...
CT Senate 28th District
Weston Library Community Room
Saturday, October 11th, 10:30am to 12 Noon
Congress, 4th District
Wilton High School, Clune Center
Sunday, October 19th , 4:30pm to 6pm
This is the first of three (3) debates for the 4th
District seat in Congress.
story from New London DAY on LWVSECT use of Youtube here.
DEBATE FOR THE 28TH
R I G H
T H E R E I
N W E S T O N O N S
A T., O C T O B E R 1 1 ,
1 0 : 3 0 A . M . - 1 2 N O O N
reported in the Weston FORUM...mark down the date, start
thinking about what you'd like to ask!
The Madison Square Garden of Weston politics (above).
GUBERNATORIAL DEBATES 2014: Scroll down in reverse
Hamden, Sept. 23. cancelled.
DID YOU MISS IT? CLICK BELOW FOR WFSB LINK
Second Debate - West Hartford, WFSB
For full report, click here:
Reruns on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dr6wIuQiP4
First Gubernatorial Debate Tonight
by Christine Stuart | Aug 27, 2014 7:03am
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley will
debate for the first time tonight in Norwich for a crowd of about
There will be no live television coverage, but the auditorium at
the Norwich Free Academy has been sold out.
The debate hosted by the Norwich Bulletin starts at 7 p.m. and
will last an hour.
[Please read the rest of this article in the archives at the CTNEWSJUNKIE website]
GOP PRIMARY WINNER, ET. AL
North Canaan (not NEW Canaan) 52.3% turnout, Weston 16.8%
SEC'Y OF THE STATE: 2014 VOTER TURNOUT TOWN-BY-TOWN
Who's running for governor? Although Senator
McKinney won in Weston...
Tom Foley wins state-wide. Next, write in Joe
Visconti. And from our files, then Mayor Malloy, now
Governor Malloy, who is running for re-election. Anyone
STAY TUNED: Answer coming next week!
How many lines on the ballot November 4? Could be as
many as six (6)! Or could be "only" four (4). If
Independents are in, and work out differences, then the answer
(L-R) Republican and perhaps Independent (still some reports
online that this, the third largest Party in CT, might continue to
fight among itself...Convention chose Foley); Joe Visconti
petitioned successfully as gun-rights advocate; Governor
"Dan" Malloy has Democrats' nod, as well as Working Families
Party; Sec'y of the State still counting petitioning
candidate Jon Pelto's petitions...
Congress 4th District rematch
These same two candidates faced off in 2010...
Above, Jim Himes, below Dan Debicella
U.S. Congress, 4th
District - LWV Regional League Debate
Wilton High School, Clune Center
Sunday, October 19th , 4:30pm to 6pm
Please note that this Election 2014 sub-page is being filled
out now that it is...September
CT State Senate 26 & 28
With long time Senator for Weston (eastside) not running,
LWV of Weston wanted to let our voters get a chance
to ask questions with a Weston focus (since neither
candidate is from Weston)!
Toni Boucher and Phil Sharlach, contesting in the 26th
Campaign Finance Reform
Rally: Kim Fawcett (l) and
Tony Hwang (third from left), who
are contesting for the 28th.
(FYI - Both CT Senate Districts as well as other CT House
Districts not involving Weston are debating in Westport on
Sunday, Oct. 8th; Weston LWV debate ONLY for CT Senate
28th, on Oct. 11, 2014, a Saturday, at Weston Library at 10:30am
to 12 noon.)
Rep. John Shaban, 135th
No contest CT House
this year - click here
to find LWV of Weston 2012 election page!
DGA loses challenge, but can still support Malloy’s election
By: Mark Pazniokas | June 11, 2014
A federal judge's decision Tuesday leaves intact the state's
regulatory authority over independent campaign expenditures by
groups such as the Democratic Governors Association, but
it does not block the DGA from supporting the re-election of
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...read
story in full here.
TOWN CLERKS HAVE
TWO WEEKS AFTER AUG. 6 TO VERIFY SIGNATURES...
Petitioning Candidates Reach Deadline, But Will They
by Hugh McQuaid | Aug 6, 2014 5:30am
Ahead of today’s 4 p.m. deadline to submit voter signatures,
petitioning gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti said he’s
confident he will meet the signature threshold while Jonathan
Pelto said he is encountering unexpected barriers in the
Pelto, a liberal blogger and former lawmaker, and Visconti, a
conservative former West Hartford town councilman, are trying
to petition onto the November gubernatorial ballot to
challenge Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Both need to collect the
signatures of 7,500 voters in order appear on the ballot with
Malloy and a Republican candidate. Each town clerk has two
weeks to verify the signatures on the petitions submitted by
By the deadline, Visconti said his campaign will have
submitted between 10,300 and 10,500 signatures to local town
clerks. He said he was confident that would give him an
adequate buffer to ensure he appears on the ballot if some
percentage of the signatures are rejected.
“I could not conceive of more than 30 percent [being
rejected],” he said Tuesday afternoon. “I’m not worried at
all, not one minute or one bit and I have no doubt I’ll be on
On Tuesday afternoon, Pelto said he was still “hopeful” he
would make that threshold, but has found the process of
getting voter signatures vetted by municipal and state
“Democracy is a messy thing. This system that they’ve created
is more complex than simply going out and getting 7,500
names,” Pelto said, adding that the signature threshold itself
was an appropriate policy. But he said the submission has been
“complex, convoluted, and primitive. It hasn’t been updated in
a long time.”
[Please read the rest of this article in the archives at the CTNEWSJUNKIE website]
Maynard's recovery from injury leaves status of his Senate
seat unclear as election nears
lacks precedent for what to do if he is unable to withdraw
By Joe Wojtas Day Staff
Article published Aug 6, 2014
With Election Day 13 weeks away,
state Sen. Andrew Maynard's name continues to be on the ballot
although he remains hospitalized after suffering a serious head
injury at his Stonington home 15 days ago.
While residents, friends and party officials have been hoping
the popular Democrat recovers from his injuries, some have begun
to privately ask what happens to his 18th District seat if
Maynard can't run in November or can't perform the duties of the
"These are uncharted waters," said Av Harris, the spokesman for
the Connecticut Secretary of the State's Office on Tuesday.
He said that under state law, the only person who can remove a
candidate's name from the ballot is the candidate.
Sources have said over the past two weeks that Maynard has not
been communicating with the friends and relatives who have been
keeping a 24-hour bedside vigil at Rhode Island Hospital.
[Please read the rest of this article in the archives at THE DAY (New London, CT) website]
Boughton-Lauretti ‘cautiously optimistic’ on petitions
By: Mark Pazniokas | June 10, 2014
Facing a deadline of 4 p.m., Mark Boughton’s gubernatorial
campaign was “cautiously optimistic” Tuesday it had collected
sufficient signatures to qualify his running mate, Mark
Lauretti, for the Republican primary on August 12.
The campaign had collected more than the 8,190 required
signatures, said Heath Fahle, a spokesman. But it was unclear
how many would withstand the scrutiny of the validation process
as registrars of voters check names against voter lists.
“We’re over the 8,200 or so that we need,” Fahle said. “The last
couple of days, we’ve been working on a kind of buffer cushion.
We're cautiously optimistic about where we are.”
Lauretti’s failure to qualify likely would be a fatal blow to
Boughton’s campaign, denying him the fundraising partner
Boughton needs to raise the $250,000 in small-dollar donations
he needs to qualify for a public financing grant of $1.35
million for the primary.
Tom Foley, the 2010 nominee, was endorsed for the GOP
gubernatorial nomination last month at the party’s state
convention. Boughton, the mayor of Danbury, and Senate Minority
Leader John P. McKinney of Fairfield, qualified for the primary
by winning at least 15 percent of the delegate vote.
Lauretti, the mayor of Shelton, ended his gubernatorial campaign
after the convention and agreed to form a ticket with Boughton.
If he qualifies, Lauretti will be one of four candidates for the
lieutenant governor on the GOP primary ballot. The others are:
Penny Bacchiochi, the endorsed candidate; David Walker, who is
running with McKinney; and Heather Bond Somers. They qualified
for the primary at the convention.
[Please read the rest of this article in the archives at the CT MIRROR website]
June 10 - Will there be successful primary petitions filed for
the 26th district? And how about for state-wide
offices? No municipal offices up in Weston.