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From reading up on candidate profiles to finding your polling place, The Sound's information on the Nov. 5, 2013 Branford election is at your fingertips.
To read newly added individual candidate profiles, click on The Sound's 2013 Election banner at www.zip06.com/branford. There, candidates in Branford's contested elective offices on the Nov. 5 ballot have been given the opportunity to provide their answers to the questions, "Should you be elected, what are the three biggest challenges you will face in office?" and "Why should voters cast their ballot for you?" Candidates also share input on their family, education, civic involvement, elected/appointed offices held, and other government services. (Note to candidates in contested races-if you haven't heard from us yet, it's because we don't have your email. Interested candidates should send an email with subject line "Voter guide" with your name, town, and seat sought in the body to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.)
Branford's Board of Selectmen's race includes a three-way contest for first selectman. Find the archive of The Sound's extensive coverage of the race at www.zip06.com/branford.
On Nov. 5, Branford voters will elect a first selectman and two additional members to the Board of Selectmen, a town clerk, town treasurer, tax collector, three members to the Board of Education (full term), one member to the Board of Assessment Appeals, seven Constables, and 30 Representative Town Meeting Members (five in the First District, three in the second District, three in the Third District, six in the Fourth District, five in the Fifth District, four in the Sixth District, and four in the Seventh District).
Andrew J. Campbell is endorsed first selectman's candidate of the Branford Democratic Town Committee, which also endorsed his selectman running-mate, Dr. Bruce Storm. The entire 2013 Democratic ticket appears on the sample ballots published here.
James P. Cosgrove is the endorsed first selectman's candidate of the Branford Republican Town Committee, which also endorsed his selectman running-mate, Joe Higgins. The entire 2013 Republican ticket appears on the sample ballots published here.
Jacey Wyatt is the endorsed first selectman's candidate of the Independent Branford Voters Coalition. She has no running mate. The entire 2013 Independent ticket appears on the sample ballots published here.
Branford has seven voting districts and polling places; they are:
First District: Community House 46 Church Street
Second District: St. Therese Church, 105 Leetes Island Road
Third District: Orchard House, 421 Shore Drive
Fourth District: Branford Hills School, 80 Burban Drive
Fifth District: Indian Neck School, 12 Melrose Ave.
Sixth District: Mary T. Murphy School, 14 Brushy Plains Road
Seventh District: Walsh Intermediate School, 185 Damascus Road.
Branford's Municipal elections will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Polls open at 6 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m. Election Day Voter registration and voting will take place during the same hours at 40 Kirkham Street.