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2023 Election

  • Election results sting, but Scicchitano ‘enjoyed every second of it’

    Election results sting, but Scicchitano ‘enjoyed every second of it’

    Disappointment dogs former Republican Mayoral candidate Vinny Scicchitano, not for himself but for the people he feels he let down.   “I’m disappointed for all the people that keep coming in every day and, you know, emailing me and texting me and sending me letters, that, they really hoped …  to see a city in…

  • Norwalk political notes: Election Night eruption

    Norwalk political notes: Election Night eruption

    Norwalk Republicans enjoyed each other’s company downstairs on Election Night while upstairs one candidate blew his stack at another candidate in an expletive-laced tirade. In other news, although Heather Dunn received 1,921 Republican votes, she said she’s still an Independent.

  • Sending congratulations and wishing strength 

    Sending congratulations and wishing strength 

    We would like to extend our congratulations to Norwalk’s new Board of Education members. We wish them strength and courage to address the difficult issues that are now laid before them. We each ran to be members of consequence and hope that our new members will find the time in their busy lives to both…

  • District D recount confirms Sutton and Dunn won Council seats

    District D recount confirms Sutton and Dunn won Council seats

    A recount has confirmed last week’s election results: Doug Sutton and Heather Dunn will represent District D on the Common Council. Sutton is a Democrat who previously served on the Council, from 2000 to 2010. Dunn is an Independent cross-endorsed by Republicans with a background in community activism. As just over 4,000 electors cast ballots…

  • It was a good election for CT Democrats, but hardly a wave

    It was a good election for CT Democrats, but hardly a wave

    Control of the top offices in two dozen city and town halls will change parties in Connecticut as a consequence of Tuesday’s elections, with 16 mayoral or first selectman seats flipping to Democrats and eight to Republicans. By and large, both parties are shying from claiming to see broader meaning in the results, a temptation…

  • Democracy thrives with your respectful participation

    Democracy thrives with your respectful participation

    The League of Women Voters of Norwalk would like to thank all who participated in the November 7 elections: poll workers and election officials, all who worked on campaigns, all who voted, and especially those who took the risk of offering themselves to the community as candidates. We express our gratitude to those who did…

  • Wells explains challenges in compiling election results; polling problems alleged

    Wells explains challenges in compiling election results; polling problems alleged

    Antiquated software and printers factored into the time needed to produce results from last week’s election, Democratic Registrar Stuart Wells said. He has not commented on complaints of problems at the polls. Polling issues? Former Democratic Town Committee Chairwoman Eloisa Melendez said she hadn’t heard of problems at the polls but Republican Town Committee Chairman…

  • Charting CT: How does 2023 voter turnout compare to previous years?

    Charting CT: How does 2023 voter turnout compare to previous years?

    About 709,000 of 2.1 million Connecticut registered voters cast a ballot in this year’s municipal elections, bringing the turnout rate to 33.29% with almost all precincts reporting, according to preliminary data submitted by towns to the Secretary of the State’s Office. Last time Connecticut had municipal elections in 2021, the turnout rate was 32.1%, and it’s hovered…

  • Registrars update Tuesday’s election results, correcting data

    Registrars update Tuesday’s election results, correcting data

    Updated: Final results Norwalk registrars have released corrected vote totals for Tuesday’s election and confirmed that a recount will be held for the District D Common Council race. Absentee ballots were not included in the results released Wednesday. The new, officially “final,” totals show that Mayor Harry Rilling won with 55.453% of the vote. Republican…

  • Norwalk poll moderator dies after being struck ill on way to Election Day

    Norwalk poll moderator dies after being struck ill on way to Election Day

    Long-time head poll moderator Caryn Signer Raimondi was heading to her usual election post early Tuesday but never made it into the building. She was found unresponsive in the parking lot outside the poll before the sun came up, sources said, and died Wednesday in Norwalk Hospital. Raimondi, 63, was “a vibrant and active community member, always…

  • Rilling wins sixth term; Scicchitano counts positives

    Rilling wins sixth term; Scicchitano counts positives

    Democratic Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling shed tears of joy Tuesday after learning he’d prevailed over Republican challenger Vinny Scicchitano to win a sixth two-year term. “I can’t tell you what this means to me,” Rilling said, breaking up a bit. “In 2013, you took this homegrown boy, and you trusted him to run your city…

  • Norwalk Dems set to dominate Council, Board of Education

    Norwalk Dems set to dominate Council, Board of Education

    Norwalk Democrats are once again set to dominate City government, with only one seat up in the air after Tuesday’s election. Norwalk Republicans initially said Independent/Republican candidate Heather Dunn had won a District D Council seat. As the evening wore on, this became less certain and it’s possible that Democrats have taken all 15 Council…

  • Norwalk charter overhaul greenlighted by voters

    Norwalk charter overhaul greenlighted by voters

    Norwalk voters soundly approved the City’s first charter revision in a century Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans say. Official results were not available overnight. But the City’s political leaders based their perceptions on ballot tapes collected from all the polling places. Democrats showed an early preliminary result of it passing with at least 80% of the…

  • Duff red flags alleged R/I intentions; Brinton slams East Norwalk Republicans, Auerbach

    Duff red flags alleged R/I intentions; Brinton slams East Norwalk Republicans, Auerbach

    Last-minute election developments include a video from State Sen. Bob Duff (D-25) predicting unpopular consequences if Republicans and Independents take power, and commentary from Independents leader Lisa Brinton slamming East Norwalk Republicans as being in “bed with the Rilling Administration.” Duff is not on this year’s ballot; voters go to the polls Tuesday for a…

  • Republicans say omission of party affiliation is not intentional

    Republicans say omission of party affiliation is not intentional

    Most Democratic and Independent campaign literature highlights party affiliation. Some Republicans don’t mention it at all. It would be easy for some to think the omission is due to Donald Trump’s unpopularity in Connecticut but Mayoral candidate Vinny Scicchitano and Council at-Large candidate Richard Bonenfant say otherwise. “We didn’t really think about it. I don’t…

  • Sustainable Streets lauds reponses to candidate Q&A

    Sustainable Streets lauds reponses to candidate Q&A

    In the upcoming election, growth is the #1 issue. People differ on what kind of growth they want to see, or how much, but everyone agrees we need to manage our growth intelligently. Our group – Sustainable Streets Norwalk – was founded on the idea that Norwalk can continue to grow while ensuring environmental, societal,…