Throughout today you can get voting updates, news and interviews from Cheshire on this CDTC Live Blog.
Unofficial results are in. Cheshire winners for Town Council
District 1 - David Veleber 801, Michael Ecke 787 (pending recount)
District 2 - Tom Ruocco 845, Derek Gromko 783
District 3 - Jeffrey Falk 772, Don Walsh 704.
District 4 - Peter Talbot 1,013, Thomas Selmont 669.
Town Council At-Large (Top 5 win seats)
Rob Oris 3391 (winner)
Paul Bowman 3389 (winner)
Patti Flynn-Harris 3356 (winner)
Tim Slocum 3244 (winner)
Sylvia Nichols 3199 (winner)
Kim Cangiano 2959, Jim Jinks 2862, James Sima 2807, Ron Gagliardi 2677, Jim McKenney 2636
6:30 p.m. UPDATE - Voter turnout is still slow at some poling sites.
At 5:30 p.m., Highland School had 664 votes and that is only about 28 percent of the voters in District 2.
At Cheshire High, where voter turnout has been the most brisk and coinsistent all day, at 6:10 p.m. the voter count was an even 1,300.
The voting has actually picked up a bit at Norton School. At 5 p.m. the voter tally at that site was an even 1,000.
ArtsPlace was at 645 at 5:30 p.m.
THERE IS STILL PLENTY OF TIME TO GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!
4:30 p.m. UPDATE - The question from both sides of the aisle in Cheshire at this time is who is staying home and why? While voter turnout has been consistent at Cheshire High and at ArtsPlace, it still has been relatively light at other poling sites. At this stage it will be interesting to see if voter turnout can pick up and at least get to 30-35 percent turnout town wide by 8 p.m.
Turnout is picking up a bit at Norton School. At 4:20 there were 910 votes at Norton School, an increase of 220 since 2 p.m.
1:45 p.m. UPDATE - Voting has been steady at Artsplace with about 60 votes an hour. As of 1:45 p.m. there were 436 votes tallied.
1 p.m. UPDATE - Except for Cheshire High, the District 1 poling site, voter turnout continues to be light across town.
At Norton School, no one was in line at noon with the voter tally at 555 for that poling site. The number did increase to 602 at 12:45 p.m. at Norton.
At Chapman School, one of the District 2 poling sites, the moderator there said voter turnout was slow but steady early in the morning. At noon, with no one in line to vote at Chapman at that time, the voter tally was at 359.
At Highland School at noon, another District 2 poling site, there were three people voting and no one in line. The voter tally was 365 at noon. The moderator there said by noon about 12-14 percent of the voters in that District had come out to vote.
Voting was very light at Cheshire High at 12:30 p.m. But the moderator there said most of the morning voter turnout was so heavy that three additional voting booths were set up. As of 12:40 p.m., 683 voted at Cheshire High.
11 a.m. UPDATE- Like Chapman, voter turnout at the Cheshire High poling site was steady but light. As of 10 a.m. 384 overall votes were tallied at Cheshire High. Voter turnout was also a bit light at Highland.
9 a.m. UPDATE - It's early but as of 8 a.m. voter turnout in Cheshire has been lighter than usual compared to the local election in 2015.
As a comparison, this morning at 7:45 at the poling site at Norton School 125 people had voted. In 2015 at 8 a.m. at Norton 167 people voted.
In 2016 for the presidential election 761 people had voted at Noron at 8:15 a.m.
At Chapman voter turnout was steady but slow. At 8 a.m. 80 people had voted at CHapman.
One local politician believes less than 30 percent of the voters in Cheshire will come out to vote.
Dan Nowak is chairman of the Cheshire Democratic Town Committee's Communication Relations/IT Committee, a volunteer position. He is a Cheshire Parks and Recreation Commissioner and has been a sportswriter at the New Haven Register for 36 years.