Many Westporters have already returned their ballots.
Many others have not.
If you know your district, here’s where you vote on Tuesday:
- Districts 143 and 136-1: Saugatuck Elementary School
- District 136-2: Coleytown Elementary School
- District 136-3: Longs Lots Elementary School
- Districts 136-4 and 136-5: Greens Farms Elementary
- District 136-6: Westport Library.
Don’t know your district? Click here.
Not yet registered? Election Day registration is set for the Town Hall auditorium (entrance at the rear for the building).
How will COVID affect voting?
- If you do not have a mask and gloves, they will be issued to you.
- Be prepared to wait in line, and addition time for checking in.
- Leave personal belongs such as handbags and backpacks locked in your vehicle. Bring only your identification into the poll.
- Leave food and beverages in your vehicle.
Then go home. Breathe deeply. And wait.
Any predictions you’d like to share and the reasons why?
I hope the results will be tabulated accurately and that everyone will accept them and move forward. I wish I were confident that that will be the case.
NOT ONLY IS IT VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE VOTE . . OUR COUNTRY DEPENDS ON IT . .BUT IF YOU’RE LIKE ME YOU’LL VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN. TRUMP IS DESTROYING THE UNITED STATES AND OUR ALLIES.
Kudos to the Registrars of Voters’ office and the Town Clerk’s office for the months of preparation, and absentee ballot issuance prior to this unusual, important election. Thank you in advance to the poll workers who will spend more than 15 hours on Election Day making sure that your ballots are cast and counted properly.
If 8,000 absentee ballots have already been counted, I’m guessing there shouldn’t be much of a line.
The youth of our church, the Unitarian Church in Westport, has been discussing our American democratic process and how it applies to our faith tradition, especially as captured in our 7 principles (We do not hold any creed, but are guided by shared values and moral guides.) We also support ACTION as well as reflection. Here’s the end result of their work two Sunday’s ago, an open letter:
“Hello. We are children from the Unitarian Church in Westport, CT: Cameron, Emily, Kaitlyn, Tobias, Josephine, Zoe, Tessa, Camden and Bennett. We meet with our teachers on ZOOM every Sunday because of the virus. This past Sunday, we wrote a letter to the Editor of the newspaper. This is that. We are a little confused.
Our parents and caregivers, our church, our teachers, and our friends, teach us that name-calling, lying, and hating are not okay. We carefully watch the adults in our lives because they show us how to tell the truth, to keep quiet if there is nothing nice to say, and to be kind to others even if we don’t feel like it sometimes. Our parents and caregivers are doing a really good job trying to explain what we hear and see from the President. We are not supposed to
talk about the President by name, being that we are part of a church and the Constitution says church and state shouldn’t get mixed up, but we still have questions. We are confused.
Should we do like the President? Is it okay to call people names? Is it true that the President called a woman a “monster” not too long ago? Is it true that the doctors, the ones who are trying to keep us safe from the virus, are “idiots?” We are learning that it’s not nice to call people names. If the President does it, maybe we can, too?
Is it okay to lie sometimes? We are told no. Is it true what the President said that eighty-five percent of people who wear masks catch the virus? We were told something different. Who is telling the truth? Is it true that if we drink a little glass of detergent it will kill the virus? The sick-monster stickers under the sink warn us something different. If the President says it might
keep us safe, should we believe that?
Is it okay to hate some people? We are taught no every Sunday. It’s the Golden Rule from the Bible: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” From what we hear from the President, we should hate Mexicans for entering our country without permission. We should hate a little those people who are Muslim and dark-skinned because they don’t belong here. Is
it true that the President banned Muslims? Is it true that some dark-skinned people should go back to the countries they came from? Is it true that some of the countries they should go back to are a swear word? Is it true that the governor of Michigan is doing a terrible job? Is it true that she was almost kidnapped because of it? If the President shows us that it is okay to hate a
little, should we do that, too? Sometimes we feel angry at other people. Should we hate them a little to show them?
If we want to make friends, we have to be honest to show that we are trustworthy. If we lie and get away with it, we still know inside that we have not told the truth. That is the little voice called conscience. We are learning to listen to it. The President doesn’t seem to listen to his sometimes. If we want friends, we cannot lie, call people names, and hate them. Can we? We
are confused. Is it okay or not?
Cameron, Emily, Kaitlyn, Tobias, Josephine, Zoe, Tessa, Camden and Bennett”
(for a printable version, see https://uuwestport.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Unitarian_Tweens_Letter_10.29.2020-.pdf )
Lifelong Republican here… voting Biden for obvious reasons. I hope my party still exists after this.