Update: Parking Lot & Route One Busy: Election Day 2012

It's busy getting to town hall, but once you are arrive, there are no lines to wait in to vote. More info here on where to vote, the list of candidates, and how the town voted in past elections.

Update as of 2pm:

Those heading to town hall to vote please be careful on Route One and driving into the parking lot behind town hall as it is busy, busy, busy. Be patient.

If you have a handicapped sticker on your car or need special assistance, a member of the Clinton Police Department is at the parking lot to direct you to a handicapped space.  All other drivers, you'd be best off parking in the far row at town hall near Clinton Landing. The regular in and out has turned into a one-way road. 

There are no lines forming to wait to vote.

Registrar of Voters June Hansen also reported that as of 1pm, 3,139 people have voted, or 33.7 percent of all registered voters in town. 

"We are averaging 425 voters an hour," said Hansen.

Polls close promptly at 8pm tonight.

Update as of 10am:  According to the Clinton Registrar of Voters, voting is steady, but there are no long lines to wait in to vote. There are two to three people at each table checking in (don't forget your I.D) and the parking lot has plenty of parking spaces. Come on down!

Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012!

Today, Clinton residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the 2nd District, a state Senator from the 33rd District and a state Representative from the 35th District.

See below for information on where to go to cast your ballot and the list of candidates and the two questions on the ballot (for Clinton voters only).

We've also included how Clinton 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 Patch for updates throughout the day, including the announcement of the winners as soon as votes are tallied.

Where Clinton Votes

  • All voters vote at Clinton's Town Hall: Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street, downstairs, the Green Room

Candidates on the Nov. 6, 2012 Clinton Ballot 

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


  • Romney/Ryan (R)
  • Obama/Biden (D)
  • Anderson/Rodriguez (I)
  • Johnson/Gray (L)


  • Linda McMahon (R)
  • Chris Murphy (D)
  • Chris Murphy (WF)
  • Linda McMahon (I)
  • Paul Passarelli (L)


  • Paul Formica (R)
  • Joe Courtney (D)
  • Joe Courtney (WF)
  • Colin Bennett (G)
  • Daniel Reale (L)

STATE SENATE (33rd District)

  • Art Linares (R)
  • Jim Crawford (D)
  • Jim Crawford (WF)
  • Art Linares (I)
  • Melissa Schlag (G)


  • John Samperi (R)
  • Tom Vicino (D)
  • Tom Vicino (WF)


  • Wendy McDermott (R)
  • June Hansen (D)


  1.  “Shall the revisions to the 2009 Clinton Town Charter, as recommended by the Charter Revision Committee in the report dated September 4, 2012 be adopted with the exception of revision #24 deleting Charter section 3-7 concerning election of alternate members to the Board of Finance?”
  2.  “Shall Section 3-7 of the 2009 Clinton Town Charter, provided for the election of two alternates to the Board of Finance, be deleted?”

Voters would mark "yes" or "no" next to each question on the ballot.

How Clinton Voted in 2008 (77.78% Turnout)

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


  • Obama-Biden (D) - 3,898 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) - 3,004 votes
  • Nader-Gonzalez (I) - 90 votes
  • Baldwin-Castle (write-in) 1 vote


  • Joe Courtney (D) - 3,735 votes
  • Sean Sullivan (R) - 2,479 votes
  • G. Scott Deshefy (G) - 150 votes
  • Joe Courtney (WF) - 222 votes


  • Eileen Daily (D) - 4,011 votes
  • Vincent Pacileo III (R) - 2,358 votes
  • Colin Bennett (G) - 193 votes


  • Brian O'Connor (D) - 4,914 votes
  • No challenger

How Clinton Voted in 2010 (57.17% Turnout)

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


  • Richard Blumenthal (D) - 2,661 votes
  • Linda McMahon (R) - 2,310 votes
  • Dr. John Mertens (CL) - 28
  • Richard Blumenthal (WF) - 144 votes
  • Wareen Mosler (I) - 40 votes


  • Joe Courtney (D) - 2,774 votes
  • Janet Peckinpaugh (R) - 2,150 votes
  • Joe Courtney (WF) - 149 votes
  • G. Scott Deshefy (G) - 52 votes


  • Eileen Daily (D) - 2,759 votes
  • Neil Nichols (R) - 2,213 votes
  • Colin Bennett (G) - 90 votes


  • Jim Crawford (D) — 2,260 votes
  • David Denvir (R) — 2,591 votes
  • Jim Crawford (WF) - 125 votes
Jim Braun November 07, 2012 at 02:55 AM
This is going to sound strange but in all my years of walking through that door I never noticed it wasn't square at the top, but when I see it in the picture that is the first thing that stands out. Anyone else???
Jack November 08, 2012 at 12:04 AM
the traffic this time was rediculous, I tried to vote in the morning and the traffic was gridlocked. isn't it time that a better parking solution was arranged?
Jack November 08, 2012 at 12:05 AM
how about moving the firetruck from the entranceway, or getting poll workers to park nearby


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