Please join our friends at the League of Women Voters of Greenwich and the Greenwich Tree Conservancy for a lunch time discussion on December 9th from 12:00 to 1:30 entitled "Utility Regulation in CT:  The Important Role of PURA.  An introduction will be made by Steve Meskers, State Representative District 151 and the conversation will be with PURA Chairwoman Marissa Gillett.  The program will conclude with a 15 minute Q&A and questions can be submitted upon registration.

PURA is the Public Utility Regulatory Authority.  PURA regulates the rates of the state's public utilities including electric, water, natural gas, cable and telecommunications.

For more information and to register, please click here.

 

Our friends in the Redding League of Women Voters and the Mark Twain Library are hosting a discussion on Voting Rights on Tuesday, November 29th from 7:30-8:30 pm virtually on Zoom.

The Conversations Series, created in partnership by the Redding League of Women Voters and the Mark Twain Library, is an award-winning series which offers opportunities to continue and expand conversations on race, justice and democracy.  Community members can exchange ideas, hear differing perspectives and talk about our ever-evolving democracy.

The session held on November 29th will focus on the book One Person, No Vote:  How Voter Suppression is Destroying our Democracy by Carol Anderson, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University.

Registration is required and limited to 40 participants to allow for open and productive participation.  For more information, and to register, please click here.

The Town of Wilton Board of Education is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the Board.  The deadline to apply is November 28, 2022.  Interested candidates must be registered voters and are required to submit a resume and written answers to questions.

For more information on this and all other town vacancies, please visit The Town of Wilton's Website.  

The CT Mirror has published a piece on what the recent vote means, and what comes next.  Find more, here.

The results are in!

The Wilton League of Women Voters extends thanks to all the candidates who stepped up to serve our community.  We also thank our tireless Registrars and poll workers who are committed to ensuring a smooth Election Day.

Voter turnout was strong in Wilton.  67% of registered voters exercised their right to cast their ballot, either in person or by absentee ballot.  Civic engagement clearly matters here.

We are pleased that the Early Voting ballot referendum passed with more than a two-to-one margin in Wilton and by 59% - 41% statewide.  This referendum paves the way for the new State Assembly to pass legislation enabling early voting in Connecticut.  You can find more news on this, including next steps, here.

Finally the Wilton League of Women Voters congratulates the winning candidates and looks forward to working with our newly elected legislators and other officials in communicating timely information about issues and initiatives facing our town and state.

Election Results for November 8, 2022 can be found here.