A municipal election will be held in West Hartford on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023.
By Ronni Newton
West Hartford voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 to elect candidates for Town Council, Board of Education, and Town Clerk.
All polling places will be open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. The polling places are listed below, and if you aren’t sure if you are registered, or which polling place you should go to, that information can be found on the Secretary of the State’s “Look Up” site here.
- District #1-1 and 1-2 – King Philip Middle School, 100 King Philip Drive
- District #2 – Bristow Middle School, 34 Highland Street
- District #3 – West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street
- District #4-1 and 4-2 – Charter Oak International Academy, 425 Oakwood Avenue
- District #5 – Conard High School, 110 Beechwood Road
- District #6 – Sedgwick Middle School, 128 Sedgwick Road
- District #7 – Bugbee Elementary School, 1943 Asylum Avenue
- District #8 – Hall High School, 975 North Main Street
Absentee ballot voting is still available, and applications for ballots can be downloaded from the town’s website, or picked up at Town Hall or at any of the town’s public library branches.
Completed applications can be dropped off in the Election Drop Boxes which are located in front of Town Hall or in the Faxon Library parking lot, or brought to the Town Clerks’s Office at Town Hall. With less than a week until the election, mailing applications will not ensure enough time for a ballot to be received in time.
All completed ballots must be returned to Town Hall or left in one of the Election Drop Boxes by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
There are a large number of candidates running in this year’s election, and the long list includes three different parties. Voters may select only six candidates for Town Council, and two for four-year terms on the Board of Education. Jason Gagnon is running unopposed for the remaining two years of a Board of Education term, and Leon Davidoff is running unopposed for Town Clerk.
Those voting at the polls will have their ballot kicked back out of the machine if they accidentally over-vote and they will have a chance to correct it, but the absentee ballot process doesn’t allow for correction and the ballot would be invalidated.
With the large number of candidates, there is a strong possibility of close races so every vote is important.
In order to vote at the polls, you must provide identification to confirm your eligibility. Valid identification includes a drivers’ license, utility bill, paycheck, or other ID. More details about eligible identification can be found here.
Election Day Registration is available for those who have not yet registered but would like to and are eligible to vote in West Hartford. You must be at least 18 years of age and provide proper identification.
The Election Day Registration process will take place at the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, Room 400, from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 7, 2023.
More Voter Identification FAQs can be found here: https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/
We-Ha.com has given all candidates the opportunity to complete identical questionnaires in advance of this election. The following responses have been submitted:
Town Council (listed in alphabetical order)
Board of Education (listed in alphabetical order)
Board of Education (2-year term)
- Monday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
For more information, visit the Registrars of Voters web page here.
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