Darien Patch is proud to present the 2011 edition of the Darien Voter's Guide, compiled each year as a public service by the League of Women Voters of Darien.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit community organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The LWV-Darien is a local group of both men and women who strive to improve the quality of democracy by increasing voters’ knowledge of candidates and issues. Go to lwv.darien.org to learn more.
Questionnaires were submitted to all candidates, asking one or more specific questions. Responses, which were limited to a specific word count, are printed exactly as submitted by the candidates. Any responses over the word limit could not be published in full.
Below you'll find a link to a rundown of each office, including a list of candidates and their responses to the questionnaires.
CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE
- First Selectman: John A. Lundeen (D), Jayme J. Stevenson (R), Christian Noe (Ultra-Conservative)
- Board of Selectmen: Vickie Hanna Riccardo (D), David F. Bayne (D), David M. Campbell (R), Gerald A. Nielsen, Jr. (R)
- Town Clerk: Donna E. Rajczewski (R)
- Town Treasurer: Joan D. Hendrickson (R)
- Tax Collector: Robert A. Locke (R)
- Board of Finance: Gwen M. Mogenson (D), Elizabeth Smith Mao (R), James H. McLaughlin (R)
- Board of Education: Heather Lynn Shea (D), Michael Anton Harman (R), Morgan B. Whittier (R)
- Board of Assessment Appeals: Richard P. Dolcetti (R)
- Planning and Zoning Commission: Kevin M. Cunningham (D), Susan R. Cameron (R), Reese Hutchison (R)
- Constable: David W. Morgan (D), William John Slinsky, Sr. (D), Louis J. Calastro (R), Joseph Tarnowski, Jr. (R)
- Representative Town Meeting: 42 candidates across six districts
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Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Handicap voting machines are available this year at every poll location.
The moderator can explain the write-in candidate procedure.
If you are not sure of your voting location, you can check online here or call the Registrar of Voters at 656-7316.
Remember to bring proper identification to the polls. Acceptable identification includes a driver’s license, social security card or any other pre-printed form which shows name and local address, signature or photograph. A registered voter may also sign Form ED-681 ("Signatures of Electors who did not present ID") under penalty of false statement if inaccurate.
If your name does not appear on the list of registered voters, speak with the Assistant Registrar or moderator at your polling location and they will pursue the matter immediately.
You must register to vote prior to Election Day otherwise you cannot to vote in this November’s election.
POLL LOCATIONSVoting District Location Address I 395 Mansfield Avenue II 2 Renshaw Road III 18 Hoyt Street IV 10 Nearwater Lane V High School Lane VI 7 Old Farm Road