Manchester residents to vote on referendum question
By Martha Marteney - Staff Writer
Manchester - posted Thu., Oct. 6, 2011
In addition to the municipal elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8, Manchester voters will also be deciding on a referendum question: “Shall the Town appropriate $12,000,000 to plan and construct road, sidewalk, Spring Street bridge and drainage improvements, including Edgerton Street drainage, and to construct the major components necessary to extend Center Springs Park to and provide road and pedestrian connections between, the Park and the Broad Street Redevelopment Area, and for debt administration, to be financed by the issuance of general obligation bonds and notes of the Town?”
Beginning on Friday, Oct. 7, the town clerk’s office will begin issuing absentee ballots for the upcoming municipal election. “I would strongly recommend if people are going to be away or if children are away at college, to get the application in soon,” said Manchester Town Clerk Joe Camposeo. Absentee ballots are also available for those in active service in the armed forces, people who will be working the polls on election day, or those who are unable to vote in person on election day due to a physical disability, illness or religious conflict. Only the voter may complete the application and pick up the ballot, or the process may be completed by mail. If the ballot is to be completed in person at the town clerk’s office, the application may be submitted and the ballot cast up to the day prior to election day, Nov. 8. Otherwise, sufficient time must be allotted for the ballot to be sent out and returned by mail.
“This is an important election,” said Camposeo. “The local election determines what hits your pocket most.”