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Election Day 2012: Suffield [Updated: 2:45 p.m.]

Where to vote, the list of candidates, and how the town voted in past elections. Check back mid-day for updates from the polling stations.

Update, 2:45 p.m.

A constant stream of voters headed to Suffield Middle School this morning. An election worker reported 2,163 voters had already checked in as of 10 a.m.

"It's been terrific, a nice steady turnout," 61st House District incumbent Elaine O'Brien said. "I think people are happy when people don't run negative campaigns. Our campaign has been all positive, talking about what we're going to do."

"I've been at all three polls this morning, and it's been very optimistic," 61st District challenger Tami Zawistowski said. "A lot of traffic, and I've been getting a lot of thumbs-up as people go by."

Original Story

Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012!

Today, Suffield residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the 2nd District, a state Senator from the 7th District and a state Representative from the 61st District.

See below for information on where to go to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how Suffield voted in 2008, the year of the last presidential election, and in 2010, the last mid-term election.

Read it over, then visit your local polling station between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. to make your voice heard! And be sure to check back with Patch for updates throughout the day, including the announcement of the winners as soon as votes are tallied.

Suffield Polling Stations

  • Suffield Middle School, 350 Mountain Rd.

How Suffield Voted in 2008 (86.99% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families)

PRESIDENT

  • Obama-Biden (D) - 3,808 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) - 3,562 votes
  • Nader-Gonzalez (I) - 90 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 2nd DISTRICT

  • Courtney (D) - 3,530 votes
  • Sullivan (R) - 2,761 votes
  • Courtney (WF) - 403 votes
  • Deshefy (G) - 137 votes

7th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Colli (D) - 3,260 votes
  • Kissel (R) - 3,239 votes
  • Kissel (WF) - 423 votes

61st ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Life (R) - 3,613 votes
  • Conway (D) - 3,057 votes
  • Conway (WF) - 497 votes

How Suffield Voted in 2010 (66.79% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman)

U.S. SENATE

  • McMahon (R) - 2,962 votes
  • Blumenthal (D) - 2,364 votes
  • Blumenthal (WF) - 89 votes
  • Mosler (I) - 61 votes
  • Mertens (CL) - 29 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 2nd DISTRICT

  • Peckinpaugh (R) - 2,731 votes
  • Courtney (D) - 2,541 votes
  • Courtney (WF) - 102 votes
  • Deshefy (G) - 71 votes

7th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Kissel (R) - 2,955 votes
  • Jarmoc (D) - 2,472 votes

61st ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • O'Brien (D) - 2,927 votes
  • Lennon (R) - 2,335 votes
  • O'Brien (WF) - 127 votes
Greg Panjian November 06, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Suffield Rotarians will be offering golf cart rides from the parking lot to the front door during daylight hours today.
Amy Reay November 06, 2012 at 12:12 PM
There will be a Food Drive to benefit Suffield Emergency Aid Association at the polls today 9am-3pm. Non-perishables, personal hygiene, paper products, cleaning products, cash/gift card donations accepted. All donations stay in town to help our own residents in need. If you're unable to make it to the polls during those hours, please consider dropping a donation off at Suffield Emergency Aid Association, 450 South St (RT 75), during their regular business hours M-F 8-4. Thank you.
Jim Merchant November 06, 2012 at 01:02 PM
I applaud the Suffield poll workers and organizers, they have a great system setup to get people in and out efficiently - even in the parking lots. Great job!

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