[UPDATED] Election Day 2012: East Haven

Where to vote, the list of candidates, and how the town voted in past elections. Check back mid-day for updates from the polling stations.

UPDATE at 12:15 a.m. on Wednesday

East Haven's Election Day voting results can be found here.

UPDATE at 6:30 p.m.

Voting continues to remain brisk at East Haven's polling districts this evening.

Amy Milano, the election moderator for District 1 at Tuttle School, told East Haven Patch that as of 5 p.m., the polls there at 1,430 voters cast their ballots.

That's just shy of 50 percent of the district's 2,925 registered voters.

At about 6 p.m., with many residents heading to the polls after work, the line at Tuttle stretched from the gym doors — where the poll is located — and wrapped around the main hall of the school, and back out the school's doors.

In addition to the busy polls today in town, Milano noted that there recently had been 500 new voters added to the D-5 voter rolls.

"And that's just since the primary," she said.

UPDATE at 1:55 p.m.

While the results will not be known until later this evening, one thing is already clear about Election Day 2012 in East Haven: voter turnout today is big.

Voters were already lined up ready to vote when the District 5 polls at Hayes School opened this morning, poll workers there told East Haven Patch.

"And then they came right in and lined up well down the hall," Linda Napolitana, the District 5 election moderator, said.

Napolitana said my 10:30 a.m., some 700 voters had cast their ballots, which is roughly one-third of the entire district.

The lines have been just as brisk at polling stations throughout town so far this morning and early afternoon.

At District 2 at Momauguin School, there was some concern earlier this morning after the polling station's voting machine appeared to have a power problem. Steve Andre, the district's election moderator, said a replacement machine was brought, but then proceeded to have the same problem.

"It looks as though it might be something electrical," Andre told East Haven Patch, adding that the power problems may have been caused by a faulty outlet after Hurricane Sandy.

After consulting with the elementary school's maintenance staff, poll workers used an extension cord to hook the second machine into another outlet. And from there, things appeared to be working well by the late morning.

Andre noted that by about 11:30 a.m., more than 1,040 people had already voted in the district — which once again represents about one-third of that district's voters.

East Haven Patch will continue to post updates throughout the day here, as well as via our Facebook page and Twitter account.

ORIGINAL STORY (Posted at 5:45 a.m.)

Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012!

Today, East Haven residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the 3rd District, a state Senator from the 34th District and a state Representative from the 86th and 99th districts.

See below for information on where to go to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how East Haven voted in 2008, the year of the last presidential election, and in 2010, the last mid-term election.

Read it over, then visit your local polling station between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. to make your voice heard! And be sure to check back with East Haven Patch for updates throughout the day, including the announcement of the winners as soon as votes are tallied.

East Haven Polling Stations

  • District #1: Tuttle School, 108 Prospect Road
  • District #1S: 55 & 56 Messina Drive
  • District #2: Momauguin School, 93 Cosey Beach Road
  • District #3: Deer Run School, Route 80
  • District #4: Overbrook School, 54 Gerrish Avenue
  • District #5: Hays School, 1 Maple Street
  • District #5S: Woodview, 1270 North High Street

How East Haven Voted in 2008 (77% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman)


  • Obama-Biden (D) — 6.878 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 5,287 votes


  • Rosa DeLauro (D) — 7,192 votes
  • Bo Itshaky (R) — 2,169 votes


  • No nomination (D) — 0 votes
  • Leonard Fasano (R) — 5,184 votes


  • No nomination (D) — 0 votes
  • Vincent J. Candelora (R) — 1,248 votes


  • Mike Lawlor (D) — 4,795 votes
  • Lori Musco (R) — 3,399 votes

How East Haven Voted in 2010 (54% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; SA=Socialist Action)


  • Blumenthal (D) — 4,520 votes
  • McMahon (R) — 3,364 votes


  • Rosa DeLauro (D) — 5,023 votes
  • Jerry Labriola, Jr. (R) — 2,805 votes


  • No nomination (D) — 0 votes
  • Leonard A Fasano (R) — 4,768 votes


  • No nomination (D) — 0 votes
  • Vincent J Candelora (R) — 3,854 votes


  • Mike Lawlor (D) — 3,517 votes
  • Linda Monaco (R) — 2,953 votes


Momauguin Joe November 06, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Independent, Green Presidential candidates didn't get a single East Haven vote in 2008? Really? I know I voted for Ralph Nader, so what's going on here with these supposed past voting results? Show all the results please, otherwise the Patch becomes part of the problem: Framing the debate, creating an illusion of choice.
Momauguin Joe November 06, 2012 at 01:17 PM
For the record, this morning I voted for Rocky Anderson for President. My vote sure as hell had better show up in the polling results. Otherwise this whole thing is a sham.
Flowers November 06, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Great photo of Mayor Joe in a Popeye costume in todays Register. Look like he's having a real good time. Why can't the Patch publish these momentous events? Well off to vote. Who's running?
Patrick Madley November 06, 2012 at 02:42 PM
The problem becomes we only have two major political parties. This means we only realistically, have two choices. If the other parties such as Green, Independent, or Libertarian could some how become a major party and get their names on the ballot as a major party, I think the country would benefit greatly. We would have options who might action win rather than write ins who cannot win.
Gene Ruocco November 06, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Democratic Party After you vote, get out the vote. Grab a friend and a clipboard and get your community to the polls. http://www.barackobama.com/gotv
Jacobo Arnez November 06, 2012 at 03:40 PM
It's too bad there are only TWO candidates to choose from if you expect your vote to count, but that's the reality and any vote for a third party candidate is a waste of time and energy, sorry, but that's the truth. That said, it's two bad that one of the two choices is Barack Obama, and that's also the truth.
Momauguin Joe November 06, 2012 at 04:25 PM
There is a choice: Rocky Anderson For President! http://www.voterocky.org/
Momauguin Joe November 06, 2012 at 04:29 PM
@ Patrick, FYI , in 2008 Ralph Nader WAS on the CT Presidential ballot. This year, Rocky Anderson and Gary Johnson ARE on the CT Presidential ballot. They are not "write in's". As such, I expect their votes to be counted. Even the write-in votes should be counted. This is a Democratic Republic, is it not? Everyone's voice matters, does it not? If enough people got fed up with the chocolate Obama/vanilla Romney wall street yes men, and if they actually voted for logical alternatives like Johnson or Anderson, word would get out. They might not win the 2012 election but they would gain exponential grassroots support the next time around and COULD get listed on all 50 state ballots and invited to debates, etc.. Voting for the lesser of two evils is still a vote for evil. If you like the direction our country is going in, then by means go ahead and vote for the status quo, the one party disguised as two. http://www.voterocky.org/warmongering
Patrick Madley November 06, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Momauguin Joe, I feel like you always get testy with me, jeez. I may have not been clear enough in my post, I meant to say we only have 2 major parties, the rest are not major. Whether write ins or not, if they aren't major, they don't win, they barely get 1-3% of the vote. Do I think this is fair? No. Absolutely not. I favor have a 3, 4, or even 5 party system. Something similar to what other countries do so that we have many new ideas instead of the same old ones.
Jacobo Arnez November 06, 2012 at 04:50 PM
A wasted vote is a wasted vote........ no matter how you slice it and no matter how valiant your intent.
Jacobo Arnez November 06, 2012 at 04:53 PM
A wasted vote is a wasted vote........ no matter how you slice it and no matter how valiant your intent.
Momauguin Joe November 06, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Patrick, I wasn't getting testy with you. I apologize if I came across that way. My point is that disengaging the existing power structure takes time and effort. One step at a time. One vote at a time. One enlightened voter/activist at a time, spreading the word out to four or five others, who in turn, do the same. 3, 4 and 5 party systems have to be built from scratch, with the knowledge that existing "laws" and "regulations" are rigged against just such a thing. It's an uphill battle all the way. Attempts at change like the Tea Party movement, for example, get infiltrated and easily derailed, thus turning into a "controlled opposition"; a collared dog, barking, but still tied down into the existing system. The alternatives presented to us, aren't alternatives; it's all the same: voting for the lesser of two evils and living with the status quo as things continue to deteriorate.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Everyone: I'll post all the results, for all the candidates, after the results come in tonight at East Haven Town Hall. Just an FYI.
Gene Ruocco November 06, 2012 at 08:36 PM
The Mayor made a decision today that all signs on town property be removed, both Dem’s and Repub’s, so the polling places, our schools, are sign less as of right now. That’s OK, but I will expect to see this policy next year when the Mayor’s position is in the running. Time will tell.
Jacobo Arnez November 06, 2012 at 08:46 PM
OR, you can run as Josy Wales and do whatever the hell you want, because your a big bad outlaw.......who likes to threaten people.
Anthony M November 06, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Well said Jacobo.
Richard Poulton November 07, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Come on now Gene do you actually think that signs around polling places will still effect someones decisions at this late date? Do you think the call to remove these signs is do to the approaching storm? Or are you attemping to make some other point? I will be so glad when they are all gone, no move TV add's, etc., etc.......
ASmith November 07, 2012 at 02:06 AM
so the Albis boy won it by a big margin. the wrestlin lady lost. mr. desorbo said we was gonna get a big shock couple months ago? guess the shock was hurricane sandi, not a big republican win in this burg. hope this bodes well for 2013.
ASmith November 07, 2012 at 02:07 AM
November 7, 2012 is the first day of the mayoral election season. sure hope its a good one. mayor jo(k)e best keep eatin his spinach.
Angels Among Us November 07, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Let popeye come to my door tomorrow night looking for candy....... Such a laughingstock, he changed it from last Wednesday to this Wednesday so instead of trick or treating in a superstorm, our kids can trick or treat in a nor'easter. Yarr harr harr, blow the man down, please!


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