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State Voter Hot Line Not So Hot
Westport and other Connecticut voters who witnessed or experienced election-related irregularities today and who tried to call a state-wide hot line number found the line was not so hot. They got a recording.
State and federal officials Monday widely publicized the number— 1-866-733-2463 (1-866-SEEC-INFO).
The State Elections Enforcement Commission, the primary elections investigative and civil enforcement authority in the state, said it would staff the hotline during polling hours today, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
But up until at least 7:30 a.m., all callers got was a recording telling them to leave a message and some one would get back to them during regular business hours.
The joint effort also involves the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the office of the Secretary of the State and the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office.
Westport’s Registrars of Voters office (341-1115) was fully staffed and answering voters’ questions when the polls opened at 6 a.m.
Check Here for Westport Election Returns Tonight
WestportNow is teaming up with the Town of Westports Web site to bring Westporters the fastest and most complete election returns tonight.
As unofficial returns are processed by the Town ClerkҒs office after the polls close at 8 p.m., they will be simultaneously posted to WestportNow, the towns Web site, and to channel 79, the townҒs government access channel.
Initial returns are not expected to be available until some time after 9 p.m.
WestportNow, in addition, will provide its own news coverage of election night and the morning after.
Official returns will be released by the Town Clerks office Wednesday morning.
For a preview of the voter returns pages, click here.
Westport Polling Places
RTM Saugatuck Elementary School cafeteria 170 Riverside Ave.
1 & 9
RTM 2 Kings Highway Elementary School cafeteria 25 Post Road West
RTM Coleytown Middle School cafeteria 255 North Ave.
3 & 8
RTM 4 Greens Farms Elementary School cafeteria (on lower level) 17 S. Morningside Drive
RTM Greens Farms Elementary School auditorium 17 S. Morningside Drive
5 & 5A
RTM Long Lots Elementary School gymnasium 13 Hyde Lane
6 & 7
All polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Don’t Forget to Vote
Tuesday, November 4, 2003 – Election Day
6 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Polls open
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Administrative Review Committee
7 p.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – Shellfish Commission
WestportNow Consumer Correspondent
I know I did a Frans List Oct. 25 surveying coffee prices around town, and I know this really isnҒt a list, and this really isnt Westport. (So sue me.) But I just had to inform my WestportNow readers of this gem anyway.
I did a double take when I noticed a sign at Norwalk’s newest addition, the new Chestnut Mart Shell Station at 307 Connecticut Ave., just off Scribner Avenue (Exit 14 off I-95).
As a one-month promotion ending mid-November, any size coffee is priced at the historic price of 49 cents plus tax.
As part of its promotion to attract new customers the spiffy new roadside gas emporium is also offering a gallon of milk for $1.99, a dozen eggs for 99 cents, and a small-coffee-plus-bagel breakfast for $1.99.
Worth a detour, I think. I also took advantage of $1.759 per gallon self-serve unleaded gas, one of the best bargains around.
Monday, November 3, 2003
6 p.m. Health District – Board of Directors executive session
7 p.m. Town Hall Room 102 – RTM Ordinance Committee
7:30 p.m. Health District – Board of Directors meeting
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – Golf Advisory Committee
7:30 p.m. – Staples High School, Room 516 – Board of Education executive session
8 p.m. – Staples High School Library – Board of Education