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Election Day 2012: Meriden

Where to vote, the list of candidates, and how the town voted in past elections.

 

Midday update from our Patch readers on the voting in Meriden:

Mark Servetnick: Voted today didn't take a picture... But it is a very healthy turnout...

Renee M. Silver: Walked right in @ Israel Putnam. No line and no waiting @ 11:45.

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UPDATE 11:30 a.m.: We're hearing the lines to vote are "crazy at the Immanuel Lutheran Church" polling station.

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Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012!

Today, Meriden residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the Fifth District, a state Senator from the 13th District and a state Representative from the 82nd, 83rd and 84th Districts.

See below for information on where to go to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how Meriden 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.

Meriden Polling Stations

  • District 1: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 164 Hanover St.
  • District 2: Community Towers, 55 Willow St.
  • District 3: John Barry School, 124 Columbia St.
  • District 4: St. Rose Community Ctr, 34 Center St.
  • District 5: Meriden Fire Department, 260 Sherman Ave.
  • District 6: Washington Middle School, 1225 North Broad St.
  • District 7: Meriden Fire Department, 168 Chamberlain Highway
  • District 8: New Life Church, 262 Bee St.
  • District 9: Maloney High School, 121 Gravel St.
  • District 10: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave.
  • District 11: Israel Putnam School, 133 Parker Ave.
  • District 12: Hanover School, 208 Main St.
  • District 13: Lincoln Middle School, 164 Centennial Ave.

How Meriden Voted in 2008 (70.42% Turnout)

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

PRESIDENT

  • Obama-Biden (D) — 15,913 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 7,363 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, XXX DISTRICT

  • Chris Murphy (D) — 13,944 votes
  • David Capiello (R) — 5,316 votes

13th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Thomas P. Gaffey (D) — 14,958 votes
  • Tim Lenox (R) — 4,177 votes

82th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Emil "Buddy" Altobello (D) — 7,096 votes
  • Floresia V. Allen (R) — 2,216 votes

83rd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Catherine F. Abercrombie (D) — 6,928 votes
  • Kevin Scarpati (R) — 1,924 votes

84th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Christopher G. Donovan (D) — 4,345 votes
  • Joseph T. Moller (R) — 908 votes

How Meriden Voted in 2010 (48.17% Turnout)

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

U.S. SENATE

  • Richard Blumenthal (D) — 9,210 votes
  • Linda McMahon (R) — 5,706 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, XXX DISTRICT

  • Chris Murphy (D) — 9,844 votes
  • Sam S.F. Caligiuri (R) — 4,732 votes

13th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Thomas P. Gaffey (D) — 9,017 votes
  • Tim Lenox (R) — 5,660 votes

82th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Emil "Buddy" Altobello (D) — 5,168 votes
  • Mark R. Mnich (Petitioning) — 653 votes

83rd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Catherine F. Abercrombie (D) — 3,344 votes

84th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Christopher G. Donovan (D) — 2,285 votes
  • Al Pronovost (R) — 925 votes
  • Ben C. Wojan (G) — 44
  • David Parian (We The People) — 58

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David Bedell November 07, 2012 at 06:00 AM
Also running in the 84th District this year was Green Party candidate Matt Went.

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