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:
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
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
Republican and Independent candidate Christopher Coutu
Democratic and Working Families candidate Catherine A. Olsten
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: