Monroe Election Day 2012: Everything You Need to Know

From polling places to results and reactions for all local and state races, we've got you covered on Election Day.

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Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012!

Today, Monroe residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the 4th Congressional District, a state representative for the 112th Districts and a state senators in the 22nd District. Sen. Kevin Kelly is running unopposed in the 21st. There is also a race between T.R. Rowe (a Republican) and Amy Todisco (a Democrat) for Judge of Probate.

Other names on the ballot include Susan Koneff for the Democratic Registrar of Voters and Judith Stripay for the Republican Registrar.

See below for information on where to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how Monroe voted in 2008, the year of the last presidential 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 tonight.

State and National Races

U.S. Senate

Chris Murphy (D) and Linda McMahon (R) are vying for the seat vacated by Joe Lieberman. (Click on "U.S. Senate" for updates, results and reactions.)

112th District

The challenger, Democrat Robert S. Dombroski, is hoping to unseat incumbent DebraLee Hovey, a Republican.

22nd Senatorial District

The challenger, Republican Chadwick Ciocci is vying to unseat incumbent Anthony Musto, a Democrat.

Still Not Sure Who You're Voting For?

Check out our Election Guide to see coverage of candidate debates, updates from the campaign trail, opeds, letters and more.

Live Blog and Election Results

Join your neighbors in a discussion about the election, candidates and the results. (click on the subhead above to access the article)

Monroe Polling Places

Polls open at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m.

  • District 1: Fawn Hollow Elementary School on Fan Hill Road
  • District 2: Stepney Elementary School on Old Newtown Road
  • District 3: Monroe Elementary School on Monroe Turnpike
  • District 4: Masuk High School on Monroe Turnpike

Not sure what district you're in? Find out on the Monroe of Registrar of Voters' website.

How Monroe Voted in 2008

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


  • Obama-Biden (D) — 5,133 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 5,815 votes
  • Nader and Gonzalez — 110 votes


  • Christopher Shays (R) — 5,816 votes
  • Jim Himes (D) — 4,188 votes
  • Jim Himes (WF) — 408 votes
  • Jim Himes total — 4,596
  • Michael Anthony Carrano (L) — 125 votes
  • Richard Z. Duffy (G) — 54 votes


  • Dan Debicella (R) — 3,056 votes
  • Janice Andersen (D) — 2,106 votes
  • Janice Andersen (WF) — 147 votes
  • Janice Andersen total — 2,253


  • Robert D. Russo (R) — 2,875 votes
  • Anthony J. Musto (D) — 1,902 votes
  • Anthony J. Musto (WF) — 113 votes


  • DebraLee Hovey (R) — 5,921 votes
  • Michele C. Mount (D) — 4,498 votes
Alex November 06, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Thanks for posting this. Very helpful for seeing what will be on the ballot. Some of the lesser known races were hard to find information on.
Mitch Beck November 06, 2012 at 02:51 PM
I cannot stress enough the importance of getting out and voting. Regardless of what party you affiliate yourself with, voting is a sacred duty that we MUST all partake in. There has been too much blood shed, too much loss of life, too many families destroyed and so much pain and suffering over 236 years of our existence to forsake what these people have died for - your right to be heard. PLEASE - it only takes a few minutes of your time - again, whatever party or candidates you support - go to the polls.... Have your voice be heard...
KikiMoon November 06, 2012 at 10:17 PM
I keep reading and hearing on the news that photo i.d.'s are NOT required to vote. I brought mine anyway, but...the poll workers at my voting station were quite adamant about them. Do they not know that they're not required?
Walt November 06, 2012 at 11:10 PM
go to bridgeport all you need is a utilty bill and the ability to make an X
Alex November 07, 2012 at 01:48 AM
I saw a sign that said 1 of 3 forms of identification was needed: a drivers license / photo id, SS card, or I think something(mail?) proving your name and address (I didn't read it completely so it could be more strict than that).


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