STRATFORD, Conn. — Much of the political spotlight is focused on the heated ballot for the presidency between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.
But voters in Stratford are also set to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in a number of races that are much closer to home.
Voters will be casting ballots in races for the U.S. Senate and House:
- U.S. Senate: Democrat incumbent Richard Blumenthal of Greenwich vs. Republican challenger Dan Carter of Bethel vs. Libertarian challenger Richard Lion of Manchester vs. Green Party challenger Jeffery Russell of Glastonbury
- U.S. House: 3rd District Republican challenger Angel Cadena vs. Democrat incumbent Rosa DeLauro
There are also races for each of Stratford's two State Senate seats (residents vote only in their district):
- State Senate District 21: Republican incumbent Kevin C. Kelly vs. Democrat challenger Prez Palmer
- State Senate District 23: Democrat incumbent Ed Gomes vs. Republican challenger Mike Garrett
For the State House, there are three different districts in Stratford (residents vote only in their district):
- State House District 120: Republican incumbent Laura R. Hoydick vs. Democrat challenger Frederick Streets vs. Petitioning Candidate Cliffton A. Price
- State House District 121: Democrat incumbent Joseph P. Gresko vs. Republican challenger Jason Santi
- State House District 122: Republican incumbent Ben McGorty vs. Green Party challenger Angela M. Capinera
In the only town election, residents will choose one of two incumbent candidates for Registrar of Voters: Democrat Richard T. Marcone or Republican Louis A. DeCilio
And for president and vice president, four teams are on the ballot:
- Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine;
- Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence
- Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson and Bill Weld
- Green Party's Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka
- Or you can do a write-in candidate.
Click here to see a sample ballot for Stratford from the secretary of the state's website.