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Yes, it may have seemed like a long, very long, campaign season, but Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, just a few days away. Here's some information to know.
While all voters across the state will see the same candidate choices for president and U.S. senator, the choices change for Congressional districts. Madison lies in Congressional District 2. The choices for a member of the House of Representatives are Republican Paul M. Formica, Democrat Joe Courtney, Green Party candidate Colin D. Bennett, and Libertarian Daniel J. Reale. Members of the House of Representatives serve for two-year terms. Courtney is an incumbent.
There are two state races, one for state senate and one state representative. Madison is a part of the 12th State Senate District. Incumbent State Senator Edward Meyer, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Cindy Cartier. Both candidates are from Guilford. State senators serve two-year terms.
Republican Noreen S. Kokoruda, an incumbent, is seeking re-election as state representative. Her opponent is Democrat David Dwyer. Kokoruda won a special election in February of last year after Democratic State Representative Deb Heinrich won re-election but then resigned her seat to accept an appointment within the Malloy administration. State representatives serve two-year terms.
In this election, voters will also have the opportunity to select a registrar of voters, a local position. The Republican candidate is Peter Metz. The Democratic candidate is William Gowanlock. Both are incumbents and both will be re-elected.
For complete election information, including local candidate profiles and night-of elections results, visit www.zip06.com/madison.
Both polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
District 1: Votes at the Senior Center, 29 Bradley Road.
*Please note, this is a new polling place.*
District 1 voters are those who live on the even numbered side of Green Hill Road and all areas south.
District 2: Votes at the Dr. Robert H. Brown Middle School, 980 Durham Road
District 2 voters are those who live on the odd numbered side of Green Hill Road and all areas north.