Election Day Guide For New Britain, Bristol

Bristol voters will go to the usual polling places on Tuesday, but there will be a couple of changes in New Britain.

Voting in both cities will elect mayors and council, with balloting from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In Bristol, the usual nine polling places will be open.

In New Britain, however, voters in District 2 and District 8 will be going to new locations. New Britain High School and Smalley School won’t be used as polling places this year, the registrars announced.

New Britain’s polls will be: District 1, Vance Village School, 183 Vance St.; District 2, VFW Post 511, 41 Veterans Drive; District 3, Roosevelt School, 40 Goodwin St.; District 4, Gaffney School, 322 Slater Road, District 5, New Britain Senior Center, 55 Pearl St.; District 5-1, School Apartments, 50 Bassett St.; District 5-2, Graham Apartments, 107 Martin Luther King Drive; District 6, Angelico's Restaurant, 542 E. Main St.; District 7, Generale Ameglio, 13 Beaver St.; District 8, International Church, 40 Acorn St.; District 9, Chamberlain School, 120 Newington Ave.; District 10, St. Francis Church Hall, 1755 Stanley St.; District 11, Holmes School, 2150 Stanley St.; District 12, Pulaski Middle School, 757 Farmington Ave.; District 13, St. John Paul II School, 221 Farmington Ave.; District 14, DiLoreto School, 732 Slater Road; District 15, Slade Middle School, 183 Steele St.

In New Britain, residents with questions about voting should contact registrars Peter Gostin or Lucian Pawlak or their staff at 860 826-3310.

Voters will elect 15 common council members, and must choose between three mayoral candidates: Incumbent Republican Erin Stewart, Democratic challenger Merrill Gay and petitioning candidate Al Mayo.

New Britain voters also will select five school board members, eight constables and three zoning board of appeals members, along with filling the jobs of city clerk, treasurer and tax collector’s jobs.

Bristol polling places are: District 77-1, Edgewood School, 345 Mix St.; District 77-2, Northeast School, 530 Stevens St.; District 77-3, Mountain View School, 71 Vera Road; District 77-4, Bristol Eastern High School, 632 King St.; District 78-1, Chippens Hill Middle School, 551 Peacedale St.; District 78-2, West Bristol School, 500 Clark Ave.; District 79-1, South Side School, 21 Tuttle Road; District 79-2, Bristol Elks Lodge, 126 South St.; District 79-3, Greene-Hills School, 718 Pine St.

Bristol voters will choose among Republican Mayor Ken Cockayne, Democratic challenger Ellen Zoppo-Sassu and write-in candidate Richard Kriscenski.

They also will fill six council seats, and elect a treasurer and two board of assessment appeals members.

Bristol registrars Sharon Krawiecki and Kevin McCauley and their staff can be reached at 860 584-6165.

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