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Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012!
Today, Naugatuck residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the 3rd Congressional District, state representatives for the 70th and 131st districts, and state senators in the 15th and 17th Districts.
See below for information on where to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how Naugatuck voted in 2008, the year of the last presidential election, and 2010, the last mid-term election.
Read it over, then visit your local polling station between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. to make your voice heard! And be sure to check back with Patch for updates throughout the day, including the announcement of the winners as soon as votes are tallied tonight.
State and National Races
Chris Murphy (D) and Linda McMahon (R) are vying for the seat vacated by Joe Lieberman. Paul Passarelli is running as an Libertarian candidate. (Click on "U.S. Senate" for updates, results and reactions.)
Third District: Democrat Rosa DeLauro has served in the district since 1991 and is running against Republican Wayne Winsley. (Click on "U.S. Congress for updates, results and reactions.)
State House of Representatives
70th District: Incumbent Rosa Rebimbas, R-Naugatuck, is unopposed for her third term. (Click on the link for updates, results and reactions).
131st District: Incumbent David Labriola, R-Oxford, is unopposed for his sixth term. (Click on the link for updates, results and reactions).
15th District: Democrat Joan Hartley is in her 12th year as a representative for the 15h District. She is running against Working Families candidate Blair Bertaccini and Independent Andrew Larsen. (Click on "15th District" for updates, results and reactions).
17th District: Democrat Joe Crisco is going for his 11th term against Republican Tony Szewczyk. (Click on "17th District" for updates, results and reactions).
Check out our Election Guide to see coverage of candidate debates, updates from the campaign trail, opeds, letters and more.
Naugatuck Ballot Questions
Voters will be asked six questions that would revise the Charter, including whether they want the mayor's term to be four years instead of two and whether municipal elections should be held in November instead of May. (Click on the subhead above - Naugatuck Ballot Questions - to access an article with more information)
Live Blog and Election Results
Join your neighbors in a discussion about the election, candidates and the results. (Click on the subhead above to access the article).
Naugatuck Polling Places
Polls open at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m.
- Ward 1, District 1: Cross Street School, 120 Cross St., (17th Senate, 131st Representative)
- Ward 1, District 2: Andrew Ave. School, 140 Andrew Ave. (17/131)
- Ward 1, District 3: Andrew Ave. School (17/131)
- Ward 2, District 1: Central Ave. School, 28 Central Ave., (17th Senate/70)
- Ward 2, District 2: Cross Street School, 120 Cross St., (17/70)
- Ward 2, District 3: 641 Maple Hill Road, (17/70)
- Ward 3, District 1: Oak Terrace, 53 Conrad St. (15th Senate/70th)
- Ward 3, District 2: City Hill School, 441 City Hill St., (15/70)
- Ward 3, District 3: Western School (15/131)
Not sure what district you're in? Find out where to vote on the Secretary of the State's website.
How Naugatuck Voted in 2008 (74.72% Turnout)
(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; WI=Write In)
- Obama-Biden (D) — 7,034 votes
- McCain-Palin (R) — 6,148 votes
- Nader and Gonzalez — 157 votes
- Baldwin-Castle (WI)— 6 votes
- McKinney and Clemente (WI) — 0 votes
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Third District
- Bo Itshaky (R) 2,883
- Rosa DeLauro (D) 6,576
- Ralph Ferrucci (G) 397
- Rosa DeLauro (WF) 1,140
State Representative, 70th District*
- Kevin DelGobbo (R) - 6,462
- Ron Fischer (WF) - 928
- *DelGobbo served half of that term and Republican Rosa Rebimbas won in a special election to take the seat after DelGobbo was appointed to commissioner for the Department of Public Utility Control.
State Representative, 131st District
- Dave Labriola ran unopposed and got 2,294 votes in Naugatuck
State Senate, 15th District (Hartley won overall, just Naugatuck votes listed)
- Joan Hartley (D) - 3,370
- Cicero Booker (I) 478
- Cicero Booker (WF) 128
State Senate, 17th District (Crisco won overall, just Naugatuck votes listed)
- Joseph Crisco (D) - 2,938
- Tamath Rossi (R) - 4,107
- Joseph Crisco (I) 430
How Naugatuck Voted in 2010 (50.31% Turnout)
(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; SA=Socialist Action)
- Richard Blumenthal (D) — 3,707 votes
- Linda McMahon (R) — 4,547 votes
- Richard Blumenthal (WF) — 260 votes
- Warren Mosler (I) — 97 votes
- John Mertens (CL) — 29 votes
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Third District (DeLauro won, votes shown are for Naugatuck only)
- Jerry Labriola Jr. (R) - 4,395
- Rosa DeLauro (D) - 3,633
- Rosa DeLauro (WF) - 273
- Charles Pillsbury (G) - 136
70th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
- Rosa Rebimbas - 4,486
131st ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
- David Labriola (R) - 1,675
State Senate, 15th District (Hartley won, only Naugatuck results shown)
- Joan Hartley (D) - 2,029
- Blair Bertaccini (WF) - 132
- Theodore Derouin (I) - 286
State Senate, 17th District (Crisco won, only Naugatuck results shown)
- Tamath K. Rossi (R) - 3,323
- Joseph Crisco (D) - 1,772
- Joseph Crisco (I) - 151