Comprehensive, complete voting information for Cheshire Democrats and Democratic leaning unafilliated/independents on Election Day Nov. 6
From CDTC Staff Reports
CHESHIRE, CONNECTICUT--The Cheshire Democratic Town Committee has compiled the most comprehensive voting information all Cheshire Democrats and Democratic leaning unafilliated/independents need when it comes to voting at the polls in Cheshire on Election Day on Nov. 6.
Below you will find your polling site (where you vote), the district or districts attached to your polling site, and the candidate or candidates who will be on the ballot at your polling site.
Below that local information are links to pages on the Connecticut Secretary of the State website where you can find information to voting questions including Registering to Vote Online, Are you registered to vote, Where and how do you vote, Can you vote by absentee ballot, Election Day Registration, Town-By-Town Sample Ballots, Military and overseas voter information.
Cheshire Voting Districts/Voting Sites
District 1: Cheshire High School, 525 South Main Street
District 2: Chapman School, 38 Country Club Road
District 3: Artsplace, 1220 Waterbury Road
District 4: Norton School Gym, 414 N. Brooksvale Road
Districts 5 & 5-3: Doolittle School Gym, 735 Cornwall Avenue
District 6: Highland School, 490 Highland Avenue
District 7: Dodd Middle School, 100 Park Place
DEMOCRATIC VOTING INFORMATION FOR CHESHIRE
NOTE: In state elections, for Cheshire each candidate's district area covers several towns but only a portion of Cheshire. For example, 103rd State Rep. candidate Liz Linehan is only on the ballot in Cheshire District 1 (Cheshire High), District 3 (Artsplace) and District 7 (Dodd Middle School) (SEE BELOW).
The chart below lists the state district followed by the political office (Rep. or Senate) followed by the Democratic candidate followed by the Cheshire Districts (voting sites) where the candidate will be on the ballot
State District (Democrat Candidate) Cheshire Districts assigned
103rd State Rep. District (Democrat Liz Linehan) DISTRICTS 1, 3, and 7
89th State Rep. Dist. (Democrat Anne Harrigan) DISTRICTS 4, 5 & 5-3
90th State Rep. District (Democrat Dan Fontaine) DISTRICTS 2 & 6
16th State Senate District (Democrat Vickie Nardello) DISTRICTS 2 & 3
13th State Senate District (Democrat Mary Abrams) DISTRICTS 1, 4, 5, 5-3, 6 and 7
CANDIDATES FOR FEDERAL OFFICE
5th U.S.Rep. Dist. (Democrat Jahana Hayes) (ALL CHESHIRE DISTRICTS)
Re-Election to U.S. Senate (Democrat Chris Murphy) ALL OF CONN./STATEWIDE VOTE
For more local voting information, contact our Cheshire Registrar at
If you have any questions about your current voting eligibility status, polling place, party affiliation, or other matters relating to your rights,
feel free to contact the Cheshire Registrars of Voters office at any time: (203) 271-6680 or by mail at Elections Dept, Town Hall, 84 South Main Street, Cheshire CT 06410.
LINKS TO CONN. ELECTIONS VOTING INFORMATION
Elections Voting Home Page - CT.gov
Elections Information and Statistics. Election Results and Turnout Statistics · Voter Registration Statistics · Election Calendar · 2018 Certificates of Endorsement ...
Where and how do I vote · Election Results · Voter Registration · Election Calendars
Specific Topics covered on SOTS website:
· Register to Vote Online.
· EDR Locations
· Am I registered to vote?
· Where and how do I vote?
· Can I vote by absentee ballot?
· Election Day Registration.
· Town-By-Town Sample Ballots.
· Military and overseas voter information.
· Who are my elected officials?
· Other important information for voters.
I have known Vickie Nardello, Democratic candidate for the 16th District State Senate, for almost 10 years and one of the most consistent attributes she has as a politician and candidate is her desire to listen to constituents and members of the community in her district.
Whether it's knocking on countless doors or interacting with people at a public function, Nardello's focus is understanding the concerns of people in the community, asking constituents what concerns them the most and responding with honest, realistic answers.
Transparency is another attribute. Nardello is one of the few candidates to produce a comprehensive breakdown of her platform. Below she discusses her take on 12 issues that are important to her and the thousands of constituents she has connected with the past two months.
The 16th District State Senate consists of Southington, Prospect, Wolcott, and portions of Waterbury and Cheshire.
VICKIE NARDELLO'S PLATFORM
I favor a comprehensive approach to funding economic development instead of Connecticut picking winners and losers, as has been done in the past. This approach must include both corporate accountability and transparency. Specific goals must be delineated by those wishing to receive money from the State. We need to know which programs work and which fall short.
Reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens on small business, providing one stop service to guide new businesses through the startup process, reducing health care and utility costs, providing technical support and access to low cost loans are critical to supporting small business. Promoting centers of excellence such as advanced manufacturing, bioscience and financial service hubs will attract companies to Connecticut. We need to invest in our cities to attract young professionals to Connecticut so that companies will locate here. We should avoid programs like First Five that focus on rewarding companies for not leaving and pay little attention to businesses who have been in state long term.
A strong public education system, from preschool through higher education to develop and maintain skills, is important for every Connecticut child and the State’s future. Education policy should be developed with input from key interest groups including teachers, families, administrators and policy makers. Broad input promotes buy in by the affected groups and avoids mistakes and ensures preparation critical to successful implementation. Other considerations that promote a strong educational system are programs that address child poverty, investment in education that reduces long term costs, funding teacher preparation and professional development, and including teachers in test preparation and evaluation tools. At a minimum, community college preparation is necessary to obtain a well-paying job. Community college tuition should be kept affordable.
I strongly support a women’s right to choose, pay equity, funding for Planned Parenthood and paid family leave. Women are in the workforce in great numbers. The state should support women by providing the opportunity for affordable childcare.
Health care is essential. It should be affordable for all, including those who suffer from pre-existing conditions. Our Legislature needs to monitor health insurance increases and demand justification for any requested increases. I support measures to lower prescription drug costs and as a State Representative supported Conn Pace and the Medicare Savings program the reduced drug costs for seniors. Possible changes at the federal level regarding pre-existing conditions and essential benefits will make it more important that states step in to protect the right to affordable health care.
As a public health professional, I am aware that gun deaths are a public health issue and public health measures are necessary to reduce the number of gun deaths. Training, background checks and banning assault rifles have the potential to save lives. Owning a gun should come with responsibilities.
As Co-chair of the Energy and Technology Committee for four years, I supported energy conservation initiatives, clean energy proposals with special attention to developing solar programs in CT, clean water and clean air. I was responsible for establishing the nation’s first green bank that provided low cost loans for clean energy projects. Programs that I established created well-paying jobs in energy conservation and solar installation. I am a proponent of environmental justice that supports the meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws and policies.
The State must get spending under control and spending should be prioritized based upon needs. State spending should be evaluated frequently to determine the effectiveness of programs being funded. Programs that are not effective should be eliminated. Funding should be based upon results and state agencies must be accountable for the dollars they spend by providing reports and recommendations before final spending decisions are made. As a State Representative, I supported requiring performance measures before spending was approved. We can go one step further and require state auditors to conduct effectiveness audits of state agencies. Particular attention should be paid to fraud and abuse.
Taxes should be applied fairly and based upon ability to pay. Most important, tax dollars should not be wasted. A decision to cut or raise taxes must be balanced against the impact of service cuts on education, seniors, children and critical services. If taxes are cut at the state level causing cities and towns to raise property taxes it is not a tax cut but a tax shift.
I do not support placing tolls on Connecticut roads. I am concerned that Connecticut residents will bear the burden of the cost of the tolls. The potential exists that congestion pricing will raise the cost to Connecticut residents going to and coming from work. It may also cause residents to pay tolls for trips to the grocery store or force them to get on and off the toll roads, creating traffic congestion in the impacted towns. I do not support the proposed toll study. While I believe we need data before beginning a project, the ten-million-dollar study cost is too expensive and has not been justified.
Seniors must be allowed to remain at home as long as possible. Community supports are a necessary and more cost-effective way to keep seniors at home. I strongly support funding programs that provide both supports to seniors to allow them to stay in their homes and respite to care giving families. Reducing prescription drug costs and providing reliable utility service at a reasonable rate is very important. For those on fixed incomes each increase can be devastating financially.
Workers need to be treated with respect, have the right to collectively bargain, and the right to pension benefits and the right to a fair living wage. They should not have to worry about being bankrupted by illness because of inadequate health coverage. After having worked a lifetime, retirees deserve a pension they can live on and health care coverage they can count on.
Close to 1000 Connecticut residents die of opioid related deaths each year. Training health professional in alternatives to opioids, limiting the length prescriptions, tracking prescriptions, providing more substance abuse beds, and encouraging the use of Narcan to prevent overdose deaths are all needed steps to address this problem.