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Published: November 23, 2012 at 12:00 am

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The Process

To the Editor:

Last Presidential election, the town clerk’s office issued over 1,700 absentee ballots.

This election was not far off with over 1,500 issued in just 22 days. On Election Day at the town clerk’s office we issued over 150 Presidential ballots. This process is very time-consuming and requires that we:


We must verify proof of residence


Login to the Connecticut Voter Registry System (CVRS) to verify that they are not registered anywhere else in the state.


Once they are cleared we hand them a legal-size application to fill out and review it after to make sure it is filled out properly. 


We then take that information and transfer it onto their ballot set, which includes two more forms that must be filled out.


Instruct how to properly seal their ballot with form and ballot inside, otherwise their vote will be rejected and not counted on Election Day when opened.


Once the voter returns their sealed ballot their information is put into a spreadsheet which contains name, address, district, ballot serial number, date issued, date received, which


Then is reconciled before turning it over to the registrars after the polls close.


It has been a very busy election year for Newtown with five referendums, a presidential primary, and a state primary and topped off with a Presidential election, and I want to thank my assistants Monica Duhancik, Renee Weimann, and Aileen Nosal for their hard work, dedication, and conscientiousness throughout this process.


Debbie A, Aurelia, CCTC, CMC


Town Clerk


3 Primrose Street,  Newtown                                November 19, 2012


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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
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“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
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Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
0% (0 votes)
“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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Total votes: 2