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Poll: Are You Registered To Vote?

Due to the power outages cause by Saturday's storm, Governor Malloy has extended the voter registration deadline.

 

On Tuesday, Governor Dannel Malloy signed an executive order that extended the deadline for in-person voter registration in the upcoming election until November 7 at noon.

“The severity of the power outages and other damage from this past weekend’s snow has the potential to disenfranchise thousands of Connecticut voters who are without electricity and even unable to leave their homes,” said Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.

Voter Registration forms are available at your town's Registrar of Voters and online at www.sots.ct.gov.

Patch wants to know: are you registered to vote?  Feel free to elaborate in the comments section below.

RONALD M GOLDWYN November 03, 2011 at 01:43 PM
Rich, I'm not proud of his voting record. It was a Democrat who discovered his voting record just so he could sling some mud. From what I know, he fell into the fold when he became active in politics. To you that is to late, but to me it shows a man who has repented, and I will turn my other cheek. Yes Ben has served more years on the BOA, but if that means he has been an obstructionist all those years then I rather have Bob who voted for a better Milford all his years on the BOA but for less years. As for Ben's 30 days as acting Mayor, I can only say that he followed the advice of the Mayor's assistant as he personally was a stranger wrapped in the robes of a Mayor. RON GOLDWYN I’d love a 74th birthday present from you on Election day.
Michelle Petroccio November 03, 2011 at 01:57 PM
I am registered as an 'Independent', have no claim to any particular party, Since I have been an EH resident, I have voted for who I felt would do the best job for our community, especially when it concerns our youth, particularly my own children. I have NEVER, would NEVER, COULD NEVER vote for April, and have told her that to her face. Ever since I was old enough to vote in any election, I have believed that everyone should vote no matter who is running for any particular appointment, usualy reflecting on 'the lesser of two evils', but there have not been any EVIL contenteres against April, therefor, any oposition to her would get my vote!
Hal DePino November 03, 2011 at 02:05 PM
"all his years on the BOA but for less years"? Newsflash for Joy it's less than one term - less than 2 years and it seems he only woke up in the last 1/4 of his one term.
Rich Smith November 03, 2011 at 02:08 PM
Ron, meet Michelle.
Michael Brown November 03, 2011 at 02:08 PM
I can't see how you COULD be proud of a mayoral candidate who hasn't voted in 6 of the last 10 elections - missing 3 municipal elections. I don't think he has 'found Jesus now' as you suggest, but rather seeks an opportunity to get out of the real estate business. It's called "enlighten self interest."
Michelle Petroccio November 03, 2011 at 02:11 PM
sorry you feel that way Rich. I am in no way any comparison to Mr. Goldwynn. Until recently, I have kept my political views off line. Perhaps, if you'd had the encounters with April that I have, you'd feel the same.
RONALD M GOLDWYN November 03, 2011 at 02:12 PM
Mike, I may be the most Liberal member of the MRTC, but I may also be the oldest elected committeeman there also. When I joined it was the Democrats who were the Conservatives, Now the party's have reversed their roles. Your second paragraph upsets me. I even gave up my NRA card over their politics Buckley was only repeating the policy of our founding fathers who required you to be landed in order to vote. As a Republican this is not my policy, but you Mike can not do anything to fight it, but as a Republican I can influence from within and possobly change their policy. RON GOLDWYN - PZB 2nd District I’d love a 74th birthday present from you on Election day.
Michael Brown November 03, 2011 at 02:16 PM
" . . . Democrats who were the Conservatives . . ."? Don't let you brethren hear that.
TB November 03, 2011 at 02:49 PM
Ben has come to my home several times when he was running for Alderman, and he has come several more in his campaign for the Mayors seat. Blake knows the City, knows the people, and he has the answers. If Joy can’t muster up the time to vote in a general election, then people shouldn't bother to vote for him in this election. On Tuesday November, 8th – VOTE BEN BLAKE! The most experienced candidate for Mayor. Even Ron Goldwyn adopted his slogan.
Robin Meeblind November 03, 2011 at 04:54 PM
Michelle I feel the same way. So I either abstain from voting this election or I vote for someone who I think is shady. What to do? Definitely can't and won't vote for "her".
Michael Brown November 03, 2011 at 05:24 PM
Mayor Apirl Capone is a wonderful person. East Haven is lucky to have her. She donated one of her kidneys to a man in East Haven. Michele and "Robin" should do the same.
Lise Cavallaro November 03, 2011 at 06:09 PM
With all due respect, Mr. Brown, donating a kidney was a personal choice. Its has NOTHING to do with running the town.
RONALD M GOLDWYN November 03, 2011 at 06:20 PM
TB In your signature I can accept what you say, except that Ben accepted MY slogan to run under. I was the first candidate to claim the most experience and I let Ben use my tag while running against Bob Joy For Mayor. RON GOLDWYN I’d love a 74th birthday present from you on Election day.
Michelle Petroccio November 03, 2011 at 07:08 PM
the kidney thing was a politcal ploy to get the hispanics in town to vote for her. the recipient was actually a guy she met on facebook. she lies directly to people's faces and turns to someone else to do the same.-, She's a sloick talking salesperson, and nothing more. She'd be great on a used car lot for sure!
RONALD M GOLDWYN November 03, 2011 at 07:16 PM
Mike, I'm the old man there as a committeeman for over 50 years. It was Harry S Truman who I felt was one of the best Presidents of the 20th century. In 1948 her ran against the poll favorite Thomas Dewey the Governor of New York. In elementry school at the time I was beat up by some Republican kids because I said I was for Truman. Truman won inspite of the Conservative Dixiecrats running against him and he ran for intregrating the armed forces and the first to recognize the State of Israel. I fear not my Republican friends RON GOLDWYN I’d love a 74th birthday present from you on Election day. Most experienced for PZB
Michael Brown November 03, 2011 at 07:17 PM
I wouldn't call it a "personal choice." It' a personal sacrifice. It speaks very well of her character. Lise. I add your name to the list above - the list of big talkers.
Lise Cavallaro November 03, 2011 at 07:40 PM
Michael - you can spin it, twirl it, whatever you want. It's a great thing to do, but it is still a personal choice to make a sacrifice. Does she run the town differently since she only has one kidney? You can add my name to any list you want. I'm honored.
Michael Brown November 03, 2011 at 07:47 PM
Lise Michelle says she donated a kidney as political ploy and it had something to do with appealing to Hispanics. Are you still sure you want to be on that list.
Michael Brown November 03, 2011 at 07:50 PM
Sorry to hear you joined the bullies. Not a good story at all.
Lise Cavallaro November 03, 2011 at 07:55 PM
Michael - Did you read what I wrote? you can spin it, twirl it, whatever you want. It's a great thing to do, but it is still a personal choice to make a sacrifice. Does she run the town differently since she only has one kidney? You can add my name to any list you want. I'm honored. How does that make me a bully? WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE POLITICALLY IF SHE DONATED A KIDNEY? THAT IS A PERSONAL CHOICE.
Robin Meeblind November 03, 2011 at 07:56 PM
Michelle and Lise don't even waste your time with this guy
EHVoiceofReason November 03, 2011 at 07:59 PM
Michael, Your statement, "It was an anonymous recipient who April only met a year after she gave it. Everyone in town knows this. Where have you been?" NO--WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? She was IN THE PAPER (or any media she can possibly get in) a few weeks after she donated it WITH the guy she she donated it to. It wasn't anonymous. Yes, the story is that she didn't know him and saw his status on facebook. I don't buy that part either. Get your story straight.
Bob Brown November 03, 2011 at 08:53 PM
Let's all be civil toward each other. Thanks!
Gene Ruocco November 03, 2011 at 09:26 PM
The Mayor Capone is the only one who has the best interest of the entire population of East Haven in her heart. Take away the private agendas and Maturo has nothing going for him. He will have to give up his $60,000 pension if he wins unless he plans to work 20 hours or less a week. This is a policy change from the Municipal Retirement Plan that he enjoyed during his ten years of double dipping. The working for a living way of life is fully understood in this town full of hard working people. April said it best when she told Maturo the” Party Is Over”, everyone must come out on November 8th to show Maturo what it means to go to work every day for the money needed to live in this Country, State, and East Haven. See you at the polls.
BJ November 03, 2011 at 11:54 PM
Sorry, Ron, I'm with Anthony. Either present me with candidates worthy of my vote or I'll stay out of it. I'm not one for choosing the lesser of two (or more) evils. And, as a combat vet (Viet Name '69-'70), I'm sick of politicians telling what veterans (or all gussied up as 'our forefathers) fought for. We all fought simply to stay alive-- no one, but no one, faced an enemy with even a thought of ideals.
BJ November 03, 2011 at 11:58 PM
Mike, you donated a kidney? Maybe you're on a list as a kidney donor? Maybe you have a list of the personal sacrifices you've made for the good of all mankind? And in which branch of the military did you serve?
Robyn Greenspan November 04, 2011 at 02:24 AM
A colleague asked me today if I won the election, as I am running for 9th district Town Council in Stratford. When I reminded her that Election Day is next week, she said she didn't pay attention to politics and wasn't a registered voter because it is against her religion. She is a Jehovah's Witness.
John Pasnau November 04, 2011 at 11:00 AM
I vote. Every time. I know that sometimes (more often as I get older) I am forced to vote for a candidate who is nothing more that the one I dislike least. That's just the way it goes. I think that if 100% of our population did vote we would attract better candidates and would live in a better nation. Not voting does not seem to be any kind of solution to our problems or a pathway to a better future.
Charles Cornwallace December 16, 2011 at 06:13 PM
The American people wont let my sort vote -- they say we were too loayl to the King and the bankers. I may have to move to New Haven and look into it.
Charles Cornwallace December 16, 2011 at 06:17 PM
You could always vote for Pedro.

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