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Registrars Caution Against Over-Voting

Candidates are endorsed by multiple parties, registrars say fill in one bubble per candidate.

 

Ledyard’s Registrars of Voters Hazel Gorman and Nancy Lozier say they are ready for tomorrow’s election.

“We’ve been super-busy,” said Gorman on Thursday, the last day for voters to walk in and register to vote.

The office printed 11,900 ballots plus more than 700 absentee ballots for this election. At 37 cents, that works out to $4,662 plus the cost of some additional absentee ballots.

One area of concern the two registrars expressed was the issue of over-voting.

Gorman said that some candidates’ names are listed multiple times, under separate parties. She said if voters fill in the circle for a candidate more than once, the vote will count once but the correct party won’t get the credit.

“It will streamline the process and the candidate will get the correct count by party,” she said, if voters filled in only bubble per candidate.

For instance, Mike France is listed as both the Republican and Independent candidate for State Representative of Assembly District 42. His opponent, Timothy Bowles is listed as both the Democratic and Working Families candidate for that office.

Vote for either candidate under the party you want to get credit for the vote, do not vote for the candidate more than once.

The following people are on the ballot in Ledyard's voting districts one and two:

President:

Republican ticket for President and Vice President: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan,

Democratic ticket for President and Vice President: Barack Obama and Joe Biden

Independent ticket for President and Vice President Rocky Anderson and Luis Rodriquez

Libertarian ticket for President and Vice President Gary Johnson and James P. Gray

U.S. Senator

Republican and Independent candidate Linda McMahon

Democratic and Working Families candidate Christopher S. Murphy

Libertarian candidate Paul Passarelli

Representative in Congress

Republican candidate Paul M. Formica

Democratic and Working Families candidate Joe Courtney

Green Party candidate Colin Bennett

State Senator

Republican and Independent candidate Christopher Coutu

Democratic and Working Families candidate Catherine A. Olsten

State Representative

Republican and Independent candidate Mike France

Democratic and Working Families candidate Timothy B. Bowles

Registrar of Voters

Republican candidate Nancy Lozier

Democratic Hazel M. Gorman

District three’s ballot varies by State Representative only:

Instead of Mike France or Timothy Bowles, District Three voters will chose between Republican candidate Andrew Lavery or Democratic candidate Edward Moukawsher.

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