Middlebury Election Day 2012

From polling places to results and reactions for all local and state races, we've got you covered on Election Day.


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12:30 Tuesday

Voter turnout as of 12:30 p.m. was approximately 36 percent, according to poll worker Betty Proulx.

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Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012.

Today, Middlebury residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the 5th Congressional District, state representatives, state senators and vote on the town charter revisions.

See below for information on where to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how Middlebury voted in 2008, the year of the last presidential election, and 2010, the last mid-term election.

Read it over, then visit your local polling station between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. to make your voice heard. And be sure to check back with Patch for updates throughout the day, including the announcement of the winners as soon as votes are tallied tonight.

State and National Races

U.S. Senate

Chris Murphy (D) and Linda McMahon (R) are vying for the seat vacated by Joe Lieberman. (Click on "U.S. Senate" for updates, results and reactions.)

Fifth Congressional District

Andrew Roraback (R) and Elizabeth Esty (D) are after the seat previously held by Chris Murphy. (Click on "Fifth Congressional District" for updates, results and reactions.)

State Races

Middlebury: State Senate, 15th District

  • Democrat Joan V. Hartley
  • Working Families Blair Bertaccini
  • Independent Andrew "Andy" Larsen

Middlebury: State Representative

  • Republican Anthony J. D'Amelio
  • Democrat Ernest Brunelli
  • Independent Ernest Brunelli

Still Not Sure Who You're Voting For?

Check out our Election Guide to see coverage of candidate debates, updates from the campaign trail, opeds, letters and more.

Middlebury Ballot Question: Town Charter

Middlebury voters will also vote on the following question: "Shall the proposed revisions to the Town of Middlebury Charter, as recommended by the Charter Revision Committee and approved by the Board of Selectmen on September 4, 2012, be approved?"

Live Blog and Election Results

Join your neighbors in a discussion about the election, candidates and the results. (click on the subhead above to access the article)

Polling Places

Polls open at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Shepardson Community Center in Middlebury.

How Middlebury Voted in 2008 (88.23% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; WI=Write In)


  • Obama-Biden (D) — 1,905 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 2,468 votes
  • Nader and Gonzalez — 59 votes
  • Baldwin-Castle (WI)— 1 votes
  • McKinney and Clemente (WI) — 0 vote


  • Chris Murphy (D) — 1,732 votes
  • David J. Cappiello (R) — 2,087 votes
  • Thomas L. Winn (I) — 64 votes
  • Harold H. Burbank II (G) — 25 votes
  • Chris Murphy (WF) — 161 votes
  • Walter Gengarelly (WI) — 0 votes


  • Rob Kane (R) — 2,489 votes
  • John McCarthy (D) — 1,378 votes
  • John McCarthy (WF) — 124 votes


  • Anthony J. D'Amelio (R) — 2,155 votes
  • Stephen R. Ferrucci, III (D) — 1,338 votes
  • Arthur J. Denze, Sr. (I) — 413 votes
  • Stephen R. Ferrucci, III (WF) — 116 votes


How Middlebury Voted in 2010 (68.76% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; SA=Socialist Action)


  • Richard Blumenthal (D) — 1,279 votes
  • Linda McMahon (R) — 2,127 votes
  • Richard Blumenthal (WF) — 43 votes
  • Warren Mosler (I) — 26 votes
  • John Mertens (CL) — 12 votes


  • Chris Murphy (D) — 1,328 votes
  • Chris Murphy (WF) — 49 votes
  • Sam S.F. Caligiuri (R) — 2,033 votes
  • Sam S.F. Caligiuri (I) — 37 votes


  • Rob Kane (R) — 2,489 votes


  • Anthony J. D'Amelio (R) — 2,366 votes
  • Luis M Quinche Jr. (I) — 289 votes
Scott Peterson November 06, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Isn't Middlebury divided (by recent redistricting) into two parts for state senate or state representative or both?? I don't see that on your outline above.
Jaimie Cura November 06, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Hi Scott - both districts vote in the same polling location of Shepardson, just in different rooms.


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