Three West Hartford Voting Precincts to be Audited

West Hartford was the unlucky winner in a random drawing conducted on Wednesday, November 10th, to determine voting precincts subject to audit following last week’s election. Three of West Hartford’s voting districts were randomly selected by Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, and the town will have to fund the manual counting of nearly two thousand paper ballots.

Links:
Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz Precinct Audit Announcement (PDF)
Hartford Courant Article on Robert Sisk’s Waiver of Recount

A Big Night for West Hartford Democrats

West Hartford Democrats had a big night Tuesday, winning the maximum number of Town Council and Board of Education seats allowed by law. Democrats now control six of nine Town Council seats, and five of seven seats on the Board of Education.

Winners:

Town Council race:
Democrats:
Scott Slifka
Tim Brennan
Shari Cantor
Joe Verrengia
Rob Durbin
Judy Casperson

Republicans:
Denise Hall
Steven Adler
Leon Davidoff.

Board of Education
Democrats Clare Kindall, Elin Katz, Naogan Ma and Republican Lib Brassil Spinella.

Links:
Official Vote Totals (PDF)

West Hartford Election Results

Our complete video story is now posted.  Click here to see it and download a complete PDF copy of the official election results.

Here are the winners of the City Council race:
Democrats:
Scott Slifka
Tim Brennan
Shari Cantor
Joe Verrengia
Rob Durbin
Judy Casperson

Republicans:
Denise Hall
Steven Adler
Leon Davidoff.

The winners for the Board of Education are:
Democrats Clare Kindall, Elin Katz, Naogan Ma and Republican Lib Brassil Spinella.

West Hartford Voting Information

Election day is Tuesday, November 3rd. Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at your designated polling location.  

The town of West Hartford established an online tool to help residents find the proper polling location for their street address. You can also download a sample ballot in PDF format.

Links:
West Hartford Voter District Information
West Hartford Sample Ballot (PDF)

Town Council Candidates Prepare for Election Day

We profiled Town Council Candidates Judy Casperson and Denise Berard Hall earlier this summer just before campaign season began.

Both are first time candidates and both work in the banking industry. LocalOnlineNews.TV’s Michael Lurie caught up with Casperson (a Democrat) and Hall (a Republican) to talk about their campaign experience.

Election Day is now only a few days away on November 3rd.

Links:
West Hartford Polling Locations
LocalOnlineNews.TV Profile of Judy Casperson
LocalOnlineNews.TV Profile of Denise Berard Hall
West Hartford Democrats
West Hartford Republicans
Denise Hall’s Website

Board of Education Candidates Sound Off on Racial Imbalance Issue

Connecticut’s racial imbalance statute has become the hottest topic for debate among candidates for West Hartford’s Board of Education.

Charter Oak and Smith schools have been out of compliance with the law for years, and Democratic candidates believe there is no issue now. Republicans believe the law should be challenged through a hired legal council, and it should be addressed immediately.

For more information, be sure to follow the link below to our prior coverage on the racial imbalance issue. There you will also find the full, unedited interviews with West Hartford and Department of Education officials.

Links:
LocalOnlineNews.TV’s prior coverage of this issue
West Hartford Democratic Board of Education Candidates
West Hartford Republicans

West Hartford Democrats Nominate Candidates

New candidates and life-long party members gathered Thursday night for the West Hartford Democratic Town Committee nominating caucus. Democrats nominated a number of candidates for Town Council and the Board of Education, officially kicking off the election season.

Democratic Candidates:

Board of Education:
Elin Katz
Claire Kindall
Naogan Ma

Town Council:
Tim Brennan
Shari Cantor
Judy Casperson
Rob Durbin
Scott Slifka
Joseph Verrengia

Links:
West Hartford Democratic Town Committee

Extended Content: Full, Uncut Interview with West Hartford Town Council Candidate Judy Casperson

This is the full, uncut interview with Democratic West Hartford Town Council Candidate Judy Casperson. This interview is from our July 21, 2009 story on Casperson’s candidacy.

Links:
Profile of Judy Casperson

Extended Content: Full Interview with Republican Town Council Candidate Denise Hall

This is the full, uncut interview with Republican candidate for Town Council Denise Hall.

Links:
LocalOnlineNews.TV profile on the West Hartford Republicans
LocalOnlineNews.TV profile on the West Hartford Democrats

Town Council Candidate Profile: Republican Denise Hall

Extended content is available for this story. Click here to see the full, uncut interview with Denise Hall to learn more about the issues she plans to address during the campaign.

The West Hartford Democrats and Republicans will nominate their candidates for the November 3rd election in the next two weeks. Continuing our election coverage, LocalOnlineNews.TV will be profiling two candidates for Town Council – one from each party. As the campaign progresses we will look at how each party plans to address specific issues facing West Hartford.

Our first profile is with Republican Denise Hall who is expected to be nominated at the West Hartford Republican nominating caucus on July 28th. Hall is a community volunteer and a Senior Vice President at Webster Bank in Hartford.

We will profile a Democratic candidate later this week.

Also be sure to catch our earlier stories with the leaders of both parties to hear about their plans for the upcoming election.

Links:
Profile of Democratic Town Council Candidate Judy Casperson
LocalOnlineNews.TV profile on the West Hartford Republicans
LocalOnlineNews.TV profile on the West Hartford Democrats