[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


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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