What you’ll see on Bristol’s ballots on Election Day

By LISA CAPOBIANCO

STAFF WRITER

Polling places in Bristol are open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Candidates for 2015 are:

President:

Democrat: Hillary

Republican: Donald Trump

Libertarian: Gary Johnson

Green: Jill Stein

Vice President:

Democrat: Tim Kaine

Republican: Mike Pence

Libertarian: Bill Weld

Green: Ajamu Baraka

U.S. Senator:

Democrat: Richard Blumenthal

Republican: Dan Carter

Libertarian: Richard Lion

Green: Jeffrey Russell

Representative in Congress:

Democrat: John B. Larson

Republican: Matthew M. Corey

Green: S. Michael DeRosa

State Senator:

Democrat: Michael Nicastro

Republican: Henri Martin

State Representative:

77th District

Democrat: Laura Bartok

Republican: Cara Christine Pavalock

78th District

Democrat: Krystal Myers

Republican: Whit Betts

79th District

Democrat: Christopher Ziogas

Republican: Peter Del Mastro

Registrar of Voters:

Democrat: Kevin C. McCauley

Republican: Sharon M. Krawiecki

Polling places are:

District 77

Bristol Eastern High School

632 King Street

Edgewood School -01

345 Mix St.

Northeast School-02

530 Stevens St.

Mountain View School-03

71 Vera Rd.

District 78

Chippens Hill Middle School-01

551 Peacedale St.

West Bristol School

500 Clark Ave.

District 79

South Side School

21 Tuttle Rd.

Bristol Elks Lodge

126 South Street

Greene-Hills School

718 Pine Street

 

For a map of the city’s districts, visit www.ci.bristol.ct.us/index.aspx?NID=604.

This year, there are three referendum questions that will appear on the ballot. They are:

Shall elected officials be required to remain residents and electors of the city and council members remain residents of their council district during their elected term of office?

Explanation: The proposed revision to Bristol Charter Sec. 12 states that on or after Nov. 7, 2017, any elected official who no longer remains a resident and elector of the city should stop holding that elective office. In the case of a council member, he or she must remain a Bristol resident and elector of the council district he or she was elected to, or should cease to hold office (and that elective office will be vacant).

Shall changes be made to the recruitment and examination process for the chief of police, and the residency requirement be substituted with residency within a town, any part of which falls within a 20 mile radius of Bristol police headquarters?

Explanation: The proposed amendments to Bristol Charter Sec. 46B would revise the procedures for recruitment and examination for the police chief. Under this revision, the written and oral exams as well as the police board evaluation would be eliminated and replaced with criteria as determined by the personnel director in consultation with the board of police commissioners.

The second part of the question deals with an additional proposed change to Sec. 46B. This change would eliminate the requirement that the police chief become a Bristol resident within six months of being appointed, and would be substituted with a new requirement—that the police chief live within a town, any part of which falls within  20 mile radius of police department headquarters within six months of being appointed to the position.

Shall the residency requirement for the fire chief be substituted with residency within a town, any part of which falls within a 20 mile radius of Bristol fire headquarters?

Explanation: The proposed change to Bristol Charter Sec. 42 (k) would eliminate the requirement that the fire chief become a Bristol resident within six months of being appointed, and would be substituted with a new requirement—that the fire chief live within a town, any part of which falls within a 20 mile radius of fire department headquarters within six months of being appointed.Connecticut-flag