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Brookfield Patch Election Guide 2012

The candidates and voting information for Brookfield.

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Voting Info

  • Registration Deadlines: Current residents can register to vote in-person at the Registrar of Voters' office until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. New residents can register in-person until 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5.  
  • Polling locations: Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Huckleberry Hill Elementary School (District I) and Brookfield High School (District II).

Races

STATE:

  • Connecticut House District 107: David Scribner (R) / David Stevenson (WF)
  • Connecticut Senate District 30: William Riiska (D) / Clark Chapin (R)

NATIONAL:

Ray DiStephan October 15, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Delete Ray DiStephan 9:34 pm on Sunday, October 14, 2012 First off, find me a real example of a teacher telling their students to tell their parents to vote yes. A real name with a real time and date. Otherwise, what you are claiming and stating as fact is false. Secondly, don't take my word for it. Consult the Brookfield Zoning Commission, which holds a Republican majority including members that are involved with the RTC leadership and they will tell you the same thing about regulations that apply to signs, etc. You may want to take every opportunity to demonize liberals and Democrats and think that you are doing something good for your Town and your Country, but in reality, that is representative of the kind of blind partisanship that has this country in deadlock. I am thankful that most of Brookfield's leadership has been willing to work with each other and find compromise and that the majority of the Town has supported most of that compromise. I think that it is wrong that someone came onto your family's property and removed or destroyed anything. But if you think this type of behavior has been practiced by juvenile individuals from only one of the two major parties in this own, you are flat out mistaken.
ROBERT "BOB" APPLEBY October 15, 2012 at 01:55 AM
I don't need to provide a time and date, I attended Brookfield Schools K-12 and graduated in 1999. I talk to a handful of students and nothing has changed. I'm sure the BOE with their superb oversight has stayed on top of all the wrongdoing. I noticed you left out the part about poster boards on the teachers cars at Center School, I'm all for freedom of speech but would "vote no" signs be allowed as well? Can any resident park their vehicle on TOWN PROPERTY and put political signs on them? I'm glad I was able to teach you about Town property, as there is no "school owned anything". We can't split the vote into Town vs School, but in your BOE fantasy the school owns property separate from town property.
Ray DiStephan October 15, 2012 at 02:00 AM
You enjoy the rest of your evening, Bob.
ROBERT "BOB" APPLEBY October 15, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Thank You Ray
Ken October 15, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Psoter Boards in teachers cars for or against are are not subject to regulation by any governmental body. Teachers and employees of schools who drive their own private cars to school can have what ever type of political poster they want on their car. NO employer can set any regulation on political advertising that may appear on private cars on their premises. This would be without question an illegal abridgement of a person's right to free speech.
Steven DeVaux October 15, 2012 at 03:36 AM
So you can pursue them? Would "former" Kindergarten teachers qualify?
Steven DeVaux October 15, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Almost Ken, but not quite. A Huckleberry Hill school less than 75 feet from the polling place was a car parked during voting with an Obama sticker on it. Note that state regulations do not specify that it be a current election. Check the verbiage of the statute. By the way, an employer could ban bumper sticker on cars on it's private property. Same goes true of wearing apparel.
sock puppet October 15, 2012 at 04:09 AM
or more likely it is just teenagers. (or a false flag operation by the GOP, although that gives them more credit than they are due.) But really, go on blaming people without any evidence.
sock puppet October 15, 2012 at 04:14 AM
HAHAHAHA The Republican party of today is not the Republican party of Lincoln. Trying to score points by bringing that up is just sad. The current (national) GOP is a "neo-racist" party. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_spectator/2012/10/is_the_republican_party_racist_how_the_racial_attitudes_of_southern_voters_bolster_its_chances_.html
sock puppet October 15, 2012 at 04:15 AM
I'd rather teenagers stole all your pointless, ugly, signs than have to see them up weeks after elections.
sock puppet October 15, 2012 at 04:20 AM
I agree. Before I didn't. But you used CAPITAL LETTERS and called it TYPICAL, so I know you speak the truth . . . . But for real, you mean double standards like calling your tv channel "fair and balanced" and being so far to the right (and so far in denial about it) its not even funny? That sort of double standard?
sock puppet October 15, 2012 at 04:20 AM
TOWN YES HOPE CHANGE FORWARD
sock puppet October 15, 2012 at 04:20 AM
TOWN PROPERTY
sock puppet October 15, 2012 at 04:21 AM
LIBERALS ROMNEY/RYAN
Sam October 16, 2012 at 01:32 AM
A solution would be not to put up the signs in the first place and actually put the "sign monies" to good use (perhaps to help veterans of the war, yes the war, remember?). If a sign changes a voters mind, that is an issue within itself. The signs are simply an eyesore and a waste of resources.
Mary Jane Copp October 16, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Hi, just wondering did the office area get broken into or were the signs outside?
Becky Carvell October 16, 2012 at 03:25 AM
My signs were stolen last night, as was the sign across the street - for the opposing party. My signs get stolen every election - doesn't matter if it's for a Republican or Democrat, board of education or President of the USA, primary or general election.
Concerned Brookfield Citizen October 16, 2012 at 05:20 AM
Sounds like a plot by the Anarchist!
Steven DeVaux October 16, 2012 at 09:39 AM
Ain't America Great or what. Free choice is a wonderful thing.
Steven DeVaux October 16, 2012 at 09:44 AM
Robin, With a good $200 video camera trained on the area, you can video the whole thing and bring it to police HQ for prosecution as well as give a copy to the TV stations for people and their neighbors to see their visage over and over. Very effective when they are caught with their hand in the cookie jar.
LFerrara October 16, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Ray, I saw the "buck ofama" sign also...right on the main road, it's so inconsiderate to our kids. What purpose does a sign like that have? It's ridiculous.
LFerrara October 16, 2012 at 12:02 PM
What angers me more are the candidate flyers in the mail! Every single day for two months before the election! How many trees die every year for this one purpose? None of them are actually educational, just nonsense. They go right into recycling...
Drew Shuptar Rayvis October 16, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Honestly i don't blame them , the less Linda McMahon signs i see the better. But still whoever committed said acts are infringing upon your freedom of speech so i feel its gone a little too far their
Spanky Dorise October 16, 2012 at 04:41 PM
why?
Rob Gianazza October 16, 2012 at 06:45 PM
@Spanky, Is that a '69 Charger RT? Nice!
Spanky Dorise October 18, 2012 at 12:27 AM
@Rob, yes sir! and thanks
Dr. Robin Appleby October 22, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Top Ten Reasons why an Empty Chair is better than Pres. Obama An Empty Chair Can't: 1. Borrow trillions of dollars and stick the bill to our children and grandchildren. 2. Bow down and apologize for America all around the world 3. Can't issue destructive Executive Orders, circumventing Congress, the Rule of Law and the Constitution. 4. Doesn't miss important meetings with it's Job Council while millions of jobs are being sent abroad. 5. Doesn't miss important meetings with it's National Security Advisors during international crises. 6. Can't favor it's friends and cronies with huge bailouts of big banks and "Green Energy" deals 7. Doesn't take dozens of expensive vacations while people are suffering loss of homes and jobs. 8. Can't destroy the economy with crushing new taxes, regulations, bureaucracies and healthcare debacles. 9. Have a clue on how the PRIVATE economy creates jobs. 10. Doesn't talk so it can't lie.
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 09:10 AM
Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
barb norman November 05, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Steven - Amazing, that with no evidence, you are so positive it is "Democratic thuggery and bullying." Tell me, did you ever hear of the phrase "Innocent until PROVEN guilty"?
Steven DeVaux November 05, 2012 at 11:56 PM
It isn't a trial and I doubt if anyone believes the Republicans did it to themselves or the independents could care less.

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