And the Winner Is...
Updated at 9:45 p.m.
Anthony Candelora (R) was re-elected to his second term as Mayor of North Branford as the Town Council candidate who received the most votes. With the second-most votes, Al Rose (R) was named deputy mayor.
Here are the final tallies for Town Council candidates. The top nine of the 12 were elected to a seat.Candidate Votes Anthony Candelora (R)
1,695Al Rose (R)
1,515Joanne Wentworth (R) 1,507 Michael Doody (R) 1,372 Don Fucci (R) 1,371 Rose Angeloni (R) 1,343 Joseph Faughnan (D) 1,248 Andrew Esposito (D) 1,216 Vincent P. Caprio (D) 1,204 Ashley Clow Joiner (D)
983William DellaCamera (D)
968Nick Demos (D) 907
Demorcrats Ed Corradino (1,104 votes) and Anthony Ferraiolo (1,341 votes), along with republican Lou Paternoster (1,576 votes) take seats on the North Branford Board of Education. Stephen Levine (D, 877 votes) and Jack Krasko (R, 1,226 votes) were re-elected Town Constables.
Bryon Wentworth, registrar of voters, reported that 2,460 residents turned out to the polls today, accounting for 28.1 percent of registered voters.
Numbers Beginning to Add Up
Updated at 3:45 p.m.
With the polls open since 6 a.m., more than 1,500 North Branford and Northford residents have turned out to vote in the 2011 municipal elections. Residents can vote for nine Town Council candidates, three Board of Education candidates and two Town Constables.
As of 3 p.m., 825 voters had turned up to District 1's polling location at Jerome Harrison, while 703 had voted in District 2, which is held at Stanley T. Williams.
Polls are open until 8 p.m.
“It’s a Civic Duty of Everyone”
Updated at 1 p.m.
Residents were trickling in to polling places throughout the day for North Branford’s 2011 municipal elections. In the 2009 municipal elections, 2,904 residents reported to the polls, including 1,499 in District 1 and 1,405 in District 2.
The 2009 elections saw 32.3 percent overall voter turnout. Registrar Bryon Wentworth is expecting around the same numbers in today’s election despite a slower than normal start.
Several residents were coming through the polling places, including North Branford resident Paul Proto, who said it is everyone’s “civic duty” to take part in elections. (see video)
Calling All Voters
Updated at 9:20 a.m.
While students at had today off, the school was still bustling. Teachers hurried in for an in-service day, but they weren't the only ones milling around.
At 8:15 a.m., the polls had already been open for more than two hours for . Several candidates milled around outside District 1's polling location, enjoying some Dunkin Donuts coffee and the beautiful fall weather as they greeted voters.
Current , town council hopeful , Board of Education candidate and Town Council incumbent were all on hand preparing for a long day ahead.
Inside North Branford's registrar of voters, Bryon Wentworth, was up bright and early this morning. JHS's gym had been transformed into a polling location with about a dozen voting booths, ID checkers and ballot tenders and even an old school rotary phone that was previously used to call in election results.
Wentworth took a moment to fill in North Branford Patch on the turnout as of 8:30 a.m. (see video). He said that historically about 30 to 32 percent of residents make it to the polls.
What You Need to Know
Posted Nov. 8, 5:45 a.m.
Polls open for the 2011 muncipal elections at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. In North Branford and Northford, residents will be voting for Town Council and Board of Education candidates (see sample ballot).
Of those running for Town Council, the candidate receiving the most votes will be mayor and the candidate receiving the second-most votes will be deputy mayor.
This year, there are two polling places: District 1's polling location is at , 335 Foxon Rd. (Route 80) in North Branford and District 2's polling location is at , 1332 Middletown Ave. (Route 17) in Northford.
All six republicans running are incumbents including Rose Angeloni, Anthony Candelora, Michael Doody, Don Fucci, Al Rose and Joanne Wentworth with Candelora being the current mayor and Doody serving as the deputy mayor.
Vincent Caprio, Andrew Esposito and Joseph Faughnan are currently on the Town Council. William DellaCamera, Nick Demos and Ashley Clow Joiner are running for a seat. DellaCamera ran in 2009, as did Clow Joiner, who previously served on the Town Council. Demos is running for the first time.
There are three open seats on the Board of Education with Ed Corradino (D), Anthony Ferraiolo (D) and Lou Paternoster (R) on the ballot. Stephen Levine (D) and Jack Krasko (R) are seeking reelection as Town Constables.
Town Council Candidates
(listed in order of appearance at )
Vincent P. Caprio is also listed on the democratic ballot but was not at Meet the Candidate Night.
Board of Education Candidates
gives you all you need to know about today's election.