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Election Day 2012: BERLIN

Where to vote, the list of candidates, and how the town voted in past elections. At mid-day, voter turnout is heavy and could surpass total of last Presidential election in 2008 (86 percent).

 

Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012!

Today, Berlin residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the First District, a state Senator from the Sixth District and a state Representative from the 30th and 83rd Districts.

See below for information on where to go to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how Berlin voted in 2008, the year of the last presidential election, and in 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.

The voter turnout has been brisk to heavy and registrars expect between an 80 to 85 percent turnout when the polls close at 8 p.m.In 2008, there was an 86 percent turnout.

While visiting the five polling stations, there was always a line of people waiting to vote. The Berlin ballott may give some voters some problems as the local election of Board of Education is on the back of the ballot.

In an effort to involve our youngest citizens in Election Day, an 18 & Under ballot box has been set up at the Cugno home 34 Chatham Road for any child that wants to vote. It comes complete with ballots, crayons and "I Voted" stickers.

Berlin Polling Stations

  • District #1 Emma Hart Willard School, 1088 Norton Road, Berlin
  • District #2 American Legion Hall, 154 Porters Pass, Berlin
  • District #3 Richard D. Hubbard School, 139 Grove Street, East Berlin
  • District #4 Berlin Senior Center, 31 Colonial Drive, Kensington
  • District #5 Mary E. Griswold School, 133 Heather Lane, Kensington

How Berlin Voted in 2008 (86% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman)

PRESIDENT

  • Obama-Biden (D) — 6,028 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 4.957 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, FIRST DISTRICT

  • John Larson (D) — 6,447 votes
  • Joe Visconti (R) — 2,926 votes

6th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Don DeFronzo (D) — 6,120 votes
  • Tom Bozek (R) — 4,088 votes

30th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Joe Aresimowicz (D) — 4,545 votes
  • Unopposed

83rd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Cathy Abercrombie (D) — 2,699 votes
  • Kevin Scarpati (R) — 1,924 votes

How Berlin Voted in 2010 (66% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; SA=Socialist Action)

U.S. SENATE

  • Blumenthal (D) — 4,347 votes
  • McMahon (R) — 4,083 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, FIRST DISTRICT

  • John Larson (D) — 4,411 votes
  • Ann Brickley (R) — 3,766 votes

6th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Don DeFronzo (D) — 4,945 votes
  • Henry Zembko (R) — 3,294 votes

30th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Joe Aresimowicz (D) — 3,152 votes
  • Jim Sargent (R) — 1,735 votes

83rd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Cathy Abercrombie (D) — 2,161 votes
  • Unopposed

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Robert Mayer November 06, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Voter turnout is heavy as expected in a Presidential year. It could top 85 percent by the time the polls close at 8 p.m. Don't forget to turn your ballot over and vote for the Board of Education in the local race.

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