Many people have many reasons to vote today.
But as I drove to my polling place this morning, I realized there is one that unites every American.
I vote at Town Hall. It sits handsomely on a hill, directly across from Veterans Green.
That small park is filled with statues and plaques honoring men and women killed in war.
They fought — and died — for our right to do what we’re doing today.
Let’s make sure their sacrifices were not in vain.
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Voting was steady early this morning at Town Hall.
The Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Memorial Bridge has been the scene of much political activism over the years.
Last night, someone sent a message that every American — regardless of party — should agree with.
Election Day is Tuesday (November 6). Polls open at 6 a.m., and close at 8 p.m.
Westport voters who previously voted at the library have a new location: Town Hall. Those who voted at Coleytown Middle School will vote at Coleytown Elementary.
All voters should be sure to check their polling place. If you’re a Connecticut resident, click here.
Stressed out by all the rhetoric leading up to Election Day? Bombarded by mailings, assaulted by robocalls?
The Westport Unitarian Church invites residents of all political persuasions — and none — to an Election Day labyrinth.
Open from 12 noon to 8 p.m. this Tuesday (November 6) at the handsome sanctuary on 10 Lyons Plains Road, the Blue Lotus Peace Labyrinth experience also includes contemplative music.
A typical labyrinth
According to the church, labyrinth walking is deeply calming. It challenges and shifts walkers’ perspectives.
Labyrinths are ancient and ubiquitous. They’re part of cultures and faith traditions from the early Americas to pre-Christian Europe, from Africa to India and ancient Greece.
NOTE: Labyrinths are not mazes — which are designed to get lost in. Labyrinths have only one path in to the center.
For more information, call 203-227-7205, ext. 14.
Westport’s League of Women Voters has been — as usual — hard at work preparing for Election Day. (It’s a week from Tuesday: November 6.)
For one thing, they’re sponsoring a debate tomorrow (Monday, October 29, 7 to 9 p.m., Town Hall auditorium), for the state legislature candidates in the districts that include Westport.
In the State Senate, that’s Toni Boucher and Will Haskell (District 26), and Tony Hwang and Michelle McCabe (District 28).
State Legislature candidates include Jonathan Steinberg and Greg Kraut (District 136), and Stephanie Thomas and Gail Lavielle (District 143).
The debate will be televised on Public Access Channel 79 and Frontier Channel 6020.
In addition, the LWV has published its very comprehensive Voters’ Guide. It’s the only material that can be brought into the polls during voting. Click here to see it; click here for a printable PDF version.
The LWV also reminds Connecticut residents that the deadline to register to vote is this Tuesday (October 30). That includes name or address changes to existing registrations. Click here for more information.
Election day registration is available for new voter registration at Westport Town Hall on Election Day, starting at 6 a.m.
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