Vote at the April 22 Budget Referendum
On Monday, April 22, the Town Budget Referendum will be held in the Town Hall Meeting Room in Granby’s Town Hall, 15 North Granby Road. The polls will be open from 12 to 8 p.m. As with all opportunities to vote, if you can, please bring an ID, preferably a photo ID, to be checked-off the official voter list, organized by street, in order to vote on a paper ballot. The check-in tables will be separated based on street address, not last name. As in the past non-registered but otherwise eligible voters who are Granby property owners, will also be allowed to vote, but they will need to fill out a special form at the assessor’s table if their name appears on the last published grand list. Absentee ballots can be filed in person with the Town Clerk prior to the vote during Town Hall business hours after the public hearing. (There is insufficient time to do mailings for referendums.) Absentee ballots are not available during the referendum, so the cutoff to issue an absentee ballot for the referendum is noon on Monday, April 22.
Poll workers are needed
The registrar’s office is compiling an e-mail list of poll workers. Poll workers can be volunteers or paid. Volunteer poll workers must be at least 16 years old and can choose to volunteer for a few hours, as desired to fit their schedules. If you would like to be added to the list or if you did not receive the poll worker information e-mail letter, please contact the registrars at: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Poll worker training will be done in March and April for the referendum, in August if there is a municipal primary on Sept. 10, and again in October for the Nov. 5 election. Poll worker training is required to serve.
Republican registrar replacements
After two years of excellent service to the Town of Granby, Paul Willis retired on Jan. 2. Per state statute, Paul’s deputy, Joanne Mayornick, became the new Republican Registrar of Voters. Poll workers gathered for a small tea party to thank Paul for all of his hard work, as well as to welcome Joanne. Joanne Mayornick appointed Mary Zlotnick as her deputy registrar on Feb. 13. Sadly, for personal reasons Joanne Mayornick resigned on Feb. 20, and Mary Zlotnick was sworn in as the newest Republican Registrar of Voters on Feb. 20. In March, Mary recruited Sandy Lee to join the office staff.
Monday, April 8, is the public hearing for the town budget at the GMHS Auditorium.
Monday, April 22, is the town budget referendum—voting is between 12 and 8 p.m. at Town Hall.
Monday, June 10, is the last day to change political party to participate in municipal primary, if held.
Between July 16 and 23, major parties will hold an endorsement caucus to choose who is on the November ballot. Only party members with voting privilege are eligible to vote in these caucuses.
Voter registration is a public record, and it’s easy to confirm your voter registration. Visit the State’s website or stop by Granby Town Hall to check the voter registry. You can stop by to register to vote, identify your voting district or make corrections at the Registrars’ Office in the Town Hall every Wednesday. Regular office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Voter registration forms are also available at town halls, libraries, DMV offices and online at the Secretary of State’s website, www.sots.ct.gov
Questions? Please feel free to contact the registrars, Laura Wolfe and Mary Zlotnick. The office phone number/voice mail is 860-844-5322 and the new e-addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com