Today is Tuesday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of the year. In the United States, today is also Election Day.
Election Day Weather
- Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Light north wind.
- Tuesday Night: Patchy fog after 2 a.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Calm wind.
Information About Voting in Bethel
- Polls will be open from 6 a.m to 8 p.m.
- There are five voting districts in the Town of Bethel. To find your district by address, click here.
- For each district, there is a specific polling location:
- District 1: , 1 School Street
- District 2: , 59 Stony Hill Road
- District 3: , 200 Whittlesey Drive
- District 4: , 1 School Street
- District 5: 200 Whittlesey Drive
- In the state of Connecticut, voters are required to present a form of identification prior to casting their ballots. A photo ID is not required but it must be a preprinted form of ID that shows your name and address, name and signature or name and photograph. Acceptable forms of ID include:
- a Connecticut State driver's license
- a social security card
- a copy of a utility bill
- a bank statement
- a paycheck or government check
- The office of the (203-794-8505) or the (203-794-8516) can answer any additional questions about voting in town.
- If you or someone you know needs a ride to the Bethel polls, please call 203-300-9193.
To the right is a sample ballot, which will be front and back at the polls. Below is a list of candidates in order of which they appear on the ballot (* indicates an incumbent):
- Democrat/Working Families: Matthew S. Knickerbocker*
- Republican/Independent: Kevin L. Cleary
- CT Tea Party: Robert E. Burke
- Democrat/Working Families: Richard C. Stration*
- Republican/Independent: Paul R. Szatkowski*
- CT Tea Party: Robert Z. Crnic
- Democrat/Working Families: Thomas O'Leary
- Republican/Independent: Robert L. DiMatteo
- CT Tea Party: Jack J. Moody
Board of Finance (vote for any three)
- Democrat/Working Families: Claudia J. Stephan
- Democrat/Working Families: Eileen Freebalm
- Democrat: Patricia Smithwick
- Republican/Independent: James Roden*
- Republican/Independent: William H. Slifkin*
- Republican/Independent: John L. Dietter*
- CT Tea Party: Salvatore A. Maniscalo
- CT Tea Party: George A. Gaylord, Jr.
Board of Education (vote for any five)
- Democrat/Working Families: Lisa M. Johnson
- Democrat/Working Families: Robin A. Renner*
- Democrat: Robert Rogers
- Democrat/Working Families: Janice L. Chrzescijanek*
- Republican/Independent: Bryan Terzian
- Republican/Independent: Kristen M. Lacey*
- Republican/Independent: Scott Anthony Clayton*
- Republican/Independent: S. Lawrence Craybas*
- Republican/Independent: William I. Duff*
- CT Tea Party: Kevin J. Gallagher
Board of Education To Fill Vacancy for Two-Year Term (vote for any two)
- Democrat/Working Families: Ted Stevenson
- Democrat: Janet Cosgrove
- Republican/Independent: Beth A. Gorry
- Republican/Independent: Elizabeth A. Frey
Board of Assessment Appeals (vote for any two)
- Democrat/Working Families: Robert F. Pitt, Jr.
- Democrat: Steven DeMoura
- Republican/Independent: Alfred J. Bernard
- Republican/Independent: Robert Fand
- CT Tea Party: Clinton A. Monroe, Jr.
Planning & Zoning Commission (vote for any four)
- Democrat: Donald W. Brown
- Democrat: Diana Carlino
- Democrat: Dick Shannon*
- Democrat: Keith Watson
- Republican/Independent: Earle Finch*
- Republican/Independent: John Lennon*
- Republican/Independent: Henry Karl, Jr.
- Republican/Independent: Robert J. Legnard*
Planning & Zoning Commission Alternate (vote for any two)
- Democrat: Louis F. Valenti*
- Democrat/Working Families: Sandi Richards Forman
- Republican/Independent: Nicholas F. Hoffman
- Republican/Independent: Stanley L. Weston
Zoning Board of Appeals (vote for any two)
- Democrat: Justin E. Hurgin*
- Democrat/Working Families: Nicholas W. Vitti, Jr.
- Republican/Independent: John F. Hawkins*
- Republican/Independent: Melanie Ryan
Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate (vote for any two)
- Democrat: Gary F. Passineau
- Democrat/Working Families: Jennifer Davidson
- Republican/Independent: Susan J. Catino
- Republican/Independent: Susan M. Dolan*
Inland Wetlands Commission (vote for any two)
- Democrat: Patrick Perrefort*
- Democrat/Working Families: Don Goodrich*
- Republican/Independent: Margarita Dietter
- Republican/Independent: Suzanne M. Fand
Inland Wetlands Commission Alternate
- Democrat: Robert C. Wallace
- Republican/Independent: Daniel W. O'Grady*
Police Commission (vote for any two)
- Democrat: Tony Fernandes
- Democrat: Christopher McCollam*
- Republican/Independent: Peter Sefsik, Sr.
- Republican/Independent: Michael Duff
- CT Tea Party: Tulio J. Belardinelli