Election Day is Tuesday, November 7.
This year. all races are local. Candidates are competing for seats on the Board of Education, Board of Finance, Planning & Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Representative Town Meeting.
Each of those bodies has a direct, sometimes immediate impact on our lives, and our community.
To find out more on each candidate, click here for the Westport League of Women Voters’ guide; then enter your address.
You’ll get a ton of information on all the races, plus candidates’ biographies and statements.
The website links automatically to your correct RTM district (there are 9 in Westport; each district elects 4 RTM members).
Below is a map of RTM districts. You can also click here.
To check whether you are registered to vote, click here. You can use the same link to register, and to change your name, address and/or party affiliation.
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Unsure of your polling place? Click here.
Need an absentee ballot? Click here.
Of course, it takes a ton of people to ensure that Election Day runs smoothly. Poll workers are key.
Hours for a whole day are 5:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.; the full-day pay is $265.
Half-day shifts are either 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 12:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.; the half-day shift is $145.
Both full and half-day rates include 1 hour of mandatory election training (required by statute), and a food stipend. The town provides water, coffee and light snacks throughout the day.
All poll workers must be valid, registered Connecticut voters (though not necessarily in Westport).
Westport voters and poll workers, in 2017.
Officials are also looking for “strong” people to help with set-up. It is done in teams, and includes lifting equipment (nothing more than 35 pounds).
Hauling equipment takes place next Monday and/or Tuesday (October 30 or 31), depending on workers’ availability.
Set-up also takes place Monday, November 6.
Hours for set-up are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pay is $18 per hour.
To apply to help with set-up, or for any questions about voting and Election day, contact the registrars of voters: (Democratic) Deborah Greenberg, email@example.com, 203-341-1115; (Republican) Maria Signore, firstname.lastname@example.org, 203-341-1115.