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Family example prompts young voter

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Steven Marcinka, 21, arrived to the Brookfield High School voting polls with his mother, Barbara, to cast his first presidential ballot. Marcinka admits he didn’t take much of an interest at the start of the campaign season, but as the election drew closer, and he heard more of the news and flood of election advertisements, […] [Read More]
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The real scoop – showing ID at the polls

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There seems to be a lot of confusion at some of the polls today about voters who are being asked for a photo id before casting their ballots. According to the Secretary of The State’s web site, identification is required, but it doesn’t necessarily need to include your photo. A variety of identification can work, […] [Read More]
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New citizen casts first vote

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Brookfield Newcomers Club co-president Ninka Giraudet proudly bore a “I Voted’’ sticker on her bright orange jacket because this was her very first national election, earning the Constitution right when the Holland native became a U.S. citizen three weeks ago. Her French husband, Jean-Denis, earned his citizenship back in April. “It was very emotional,’’ Giraudet […] [Read More]
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Ten politicians who’ve excelled at social media in 2012

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People have been showing their support for candidates for months using social media. So which candidates have taken advantage of this unique sharing tool? Here are our top picks for 2012. [Read More]

Birthday ballots

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Dispatch from Greenwich Time’s Frank MacEachern: Luke McCarthy celebrated his 72nd birthday Tuesday by casting his ballot for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He was unhappy with both Romney and President Barack Obama. “They spent too much money and talked too little about the issues.” He said both candidates didn’t address the poor and said […] [Read More]
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Stamford turnout similar to 2008 so far

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STAMFORD – As of 3 p.m., 29,126 Stamford citizens had made their way to the city’s 22 polling places to cast their ballots in this year’s presidential election, according to Democratic Registrar of Voters Alice Fortunato. That figure account for 49.35 percent of the city’s registered voters. “That’s pretty good. And that’s not counting absentees, […] [Read More]
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First Time voter wants Romney

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Bethel High School graduate Anthony Henry, 18, was voting for the first time today. He said he’ d vote for Romney because he wants to enter the military and he thinks Obama will reduce military so much that he’ll have no chance to serve. [Read More]
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Bethel over 52 percent at 3 pm

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Bethel Dem. registrar Mary O’Leary said district 3, with 2,100 voters already has more than 50 percent of votes cast. In addition more than half of the 500 voters assigned to Berry School already voted. The veteran registrar said it was a good turnout so far but not as high as 2008 yet. [Read More]
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