This is a CALL TO ACTION to the 5,431 Democrats who are registered in Cheshire as of Nov. 1.
In the Cheshire Registrar's Report released on Friday, the trend of Democratic voter registrations exceeding Republican registrations in town continues. On Oct. 1, there were 5,405 Democrats registered and 4.895 Republicans. On Friday (Nov. 1) there were 5,431 Democrats registered and 4,909 Republicans.
Cheshire is turning more blue than ever before. It is time for Cheshire Town government - specifically the Town Council - to reflect the resurgent and dominating party in town in 2019.
If you are among the 5,431 registered Democrats in Cheshire (see the chart above), if you want town leadership to reflect your Democratic ideals and your Democratic values, YOU NEED TO COME OUT AND VOTE ON NOV. 5.
Typically, there is only 29-30 percent of voter turnout in Cheshire during local elections. If all 5,431 Democrats came out to vote and ONLY voted for Democrats across ROW A, we would make history and crush this election.
In 2017, the local election Blue Wave saw 18 Connecticut municipalities go from red to blue. That blue wave is expected to continue on Tuesday. Cheshire has the registration numbers to be a part of that 2019 Blue Wave movement.
Cheshire Democrats - MAKE AN IMPACT AND MAKE THE REGISTRATION NUMBERS WORK FOR US. Take 10 minutes of your time and cast your vote on Tuesday. Don't allow the minority party to rule the majority party.
VOTE on Tuesday because you know the Democratic party is the party of investment and growth. Our Democratic candidates will make things happen now instead of kicking issues down the road for future generations - our children - to deal with in town.
NEED TO REGISTER?: It is now too late to be guaranteed of getting an absentee ballot if applying by mail. Absentee ballot applications and the ballots themselves will, however, be available until close of business at the Town Clerk’s office on Monday.
The deadline for new registrations was Oct. 29. The remaining option for someone wishing to register and vote on November 5 is election day registration, which will be available at the Town Clerk’s office during regular polling hours.
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.