PARTY CHAIRS: DEMOCRATS&REPUBLICANS
LOCAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 5, 2019: Follow deadlines for all parts of the process here.
HOW WILL PEOPLE FIND OUT ABOUT WHO IS RUNNING FOR WHAT OFFICE AND WHY? ELSEWHERE?
Weston ballot lottery over.
Not that the
ballot lottery is a major event, but it did explain, for
me, what had gone before. Such as specifying which positions would
be two-year and which full term, 4 year spots on the ballot.
NOT THE OFFICIAL BALLOT BUT A GOOD IDEA ABOUT HOW IT IS SHAPING UP HERE
We visited the Town Clerk's Office at Town Hall this afternoon, July 24,
2019 at 4pm and found out: Major Parties' nominees shown at WestonLWV.
A CONTESTED ELECTION FOR THE POLICE COMMISSION
Left to right: Beth Gralnick (D), David Muller (D), Bill Brady
(R), and Jess Dipasquale (R). Original graphics from our own
photos from our files.
The only major board to be contested this year would be...the Police Commission; as we define "major" this means one dealing with "global" issues.
- Contested also
will be: NOTE - it might be interesting for the general public to
find out more about what they are charged to do and as we often say
- ZBA, for sure,
- and we're still checking...you never know what might happen!!!
PUBLIC NOTICE AND/OR ANNOUNCEMENT OF CAUCUS:
What will be the issues?
- For the Board of Selectmen
- For P&Z, Z.B.A.
- For the Board of Education
- For the Finance Board
- For the Police Commission
How many seats on how many boards or commissions will be on the ballot - and contested?
- We think this will be an education in itself just figuring out the answers...
- Byzantine process - too complicated for anyone but the LWV to figure out.
- LWV will have to make a report on this for widespread distribution. How about a video for the internet explaining stuff?
Not that we have this in Weston, but how does process for Minority Party nominations and certification work?
Also from the Secretary of the State's calendar:
MAYOR BRONIN WINS PRIMARY
NEW HAVEN TO HAVE NEW MAYOR AFTER DEMOCRAT PRIMARY TURNS OUT TONI HARP
ABSENTEE BALLOTS SINK CANDIDACY: 4140 to 3796 in person at the machines, 932 to 303 absentee ballots.
SEN. MOORE CHALLENGES INCUMBENT
September Primary in Bridgeport for Democrats as will as GOP candidates for mayor.
OPEN GOVERNMENT IS ALWAYS AN ISSUE, AT ANY LEVEL. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.
We note that there are several things that might make this November 5, 2019 election in Weston tough to call:
- Whether or not traditional Party enrollment stats make it impossible for the Minority Party to successfully challenge;
- Which in the days when Minority status was reversed, led to no challenges for control of the Board of Selectmen, 1987-1999;
- And lastly, we wonder if the electorate is so
confused that the graphic above actually will materialize. Will
anyone vote at all?