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Going to the Polls: Election Day in Trumbull

Going to the Polls: Election Day in Trumbull Going to the Polls: Election Day in Trumbull Going to the Polls: Election Day in Trumbull Going to the Polls: Election Day in Trumbull
Trumbull's candidates have been standing outside polling places since the day dawned cold before 6 a.m.

At Hillcrest School on Daniels Farm Road, candidates from both parties greeted voters.

By 1:30 p.m., 4,413 registered voters had cast ballots, out of 24,378 registered voters, according to the Registrar's Office. The polls close at 8 p.m. The town will provide live coverage via Channel 17/99 starting at 7:45 p.m.

Meanwhile, incumbent GOP First Selectman Tim Herbst, Trumbull Republican Town Committee Chairman Jack Testani and his wife, incumbent GOP Town Council Member Suzanne Testani and Town Council Ennio De Vita thanked voters. Council Candidate Johnna Dineley also dropped by.

Democratic Town Councilwoman Martha Jankovic Mark, first selectman candidate, stood with Council candidates Doug Sutherland and Dawn Cantafio. Mark was joined by her two sons.

Sutherland and Cantafio were gathering signatures to return Trumbull to seven voting districts, after a Charter revision reshaped Trumbull into four districts. Other candidates had petitions at the town's other polling places.

If enough signatures are gathered, the issue can be re-opened by the Council, the candidates said. The new arrangement could lead to a 17-4 majority on the council and hurts the voting process in town, opponents have said.

Another effort was launched for the same purpose earlier this year.

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