Halloween, Election Day And More: Advice From The Town

There’s a lot going on over the next few days. First Selectman Jim Marpe says:

Westporters should know that there has been an increasing number of calls to town departments from residents who do not wish to accept trick-or-treaters at their doors this year. Parents and youth who are considering trick-or-treating this year should consider alternate plans for the holiday, because many homes may not be participating.

The Centers for Disease Control considers traditional trick-or-treating to be a high-risk activity and should be avoided. It recommends alternatives with lower risk activities and small events that allow for reduced exposure and ease of contact tracing. Reminder: The state has capped the number of attendees at all private indoor gatherings at 25.

To discourage large crowds, Compo Beach and the Soundview parking lot will be closed to parking at 3 p.m. this Saturday.

In addition, today (Thursday) is the deadline to submit photos to the Westport Parks and Recreation Department’s House Decorating Contest (mrobbins@westportct.gov). To register and for more information, click here.


This weekend in Westport, you can join the Westport Museum of History and Culture Cemetery Lantern Tour. The ticket fee is a donation to the museum. It’s safe, fun, family appropriate and includes a goodie bag. For more information, click here.

But wait! There’s more!

Election Day is Tuesday (November 3). If you already have a ballot,  use the official drop box behind

For same-day voting registration, polling places and additional information, click here.

In-person voters must wear masks. The Westport Police Department recognizes that everyone should be comfortable and feel safe when voting at polling sites, and has taken appropriate security measures.

The drop box behind Town Hall. (Photo/Pippa Bell Ader)

PS: Don’t forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night. Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday!

4 responses to “Halloween, Election Day And More: Advice From The Town

  1. Alexis Donnerstag

    Let me get this right, we are discouraging collection of candy outside while masked. We are encouraging indoor parties for up to 25 with no mention of masks. Has logic gone out the window? Did we not learn anything form that first party and throughout the summer? I don’t get it. I’m fine with discouraging trick or treating (although I don’t think that’s necessary) I’m not okay with encouraging indoor parties in lieu of trick or treating. I have kids in school and I’d like to see it stay open.

  2. Clark Thiemann

    As a resident of the Gault/Compo Commons area, we’re trying to get out the news that most residents will not be handing out candy this year. While we all love Halloween and invite everyone back in the years to come, it just seems like the smart move to put this year’s big celebration on hold.

  3. It’s time to end daylight saving time! Retailers would benefit it most certainly lift the mood of many people who are already depressed by the isolation imposed by the pandemic

  4. If you’re going to trick-or-treat, wear a mask.

    Who would’ve thunk it?