This is First Selectman Vicki Tesoro. Today’s update will mainly cover three topics, the library, my virtual Town Hall meeting on Tuesday September 15th, and the General Election.
The Trumbull Library on Quality Street will reopen on Monday, September 28th with limited hours. Preparations are ongoing to ensure everyone’s health and safety when the library reopens. Curbside service at the library will also continue for the foreseeable future. More information on the reopening will be available later this week.
I will be hosting a virtual Town Hall Meeting for the community on Tuesday, September 15, from 3:00PM- 4:30PM to share information about the status of public infrastructure and commercial development projects underway throughout town. The virtual Town Hall Meeting will be available on the Trumbull Facebook page and via Trumbull Community Television for those unable to tune in live.
To tune in via Zoom or by telephone the public can use the information below:
Join the meeting online: https://zoom.us/j/94599964608?pwd=NjAxQlBMdzd1VThsU3I5b0Z5cHR1Zz09 Webinar ID: 945 9996 4608
Join by telephone: (301) 715-8592 or (833) 548-0276 (Toll Free) / Webinar ID: 945 9996 4608
This year’s General Election is on Tuesday, November 3rd.
All four polling locations in Trumbull will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Voting Districts & Polling Places
- District 1: Hillcrest Middle School, 530 Daniels Farm Road
- District 2: St. Josephs High School, 2320 Huntington Turnpike
- District 3: Madison Middle School, 4630 Madison Avenue
- District 4: Middlebrook Elementary School, 220 Middlebrook Avenue
Schools will be closed on Election Day.
Social distancing and sanitizing measures will be in place for those who wish to vote in person at the polls.
If you will not be able to vote in person at the polls you may vote by absentee ballot.
All registered voters in CT are eligible to vote by absentee ballot in the General Election due to COVID-19.
Absentee voting in Connecticut is a two-step process. A completed and signed Absentee Ballot Application must be filed with the Town Clerk before a ballot is issued.
The office of the CT Secretary of State will be mailing absentee ballot applications to all registered voters in CT.
These applications will come with a postage paid envelope for returning the application.
Completed applications can be returned by mail to the Trumbull Town Clerk at 5866 Main Street, or in person in the Town Clerk’s office, or by dropping the application off in one of the secured ballot drop boxes located outside of Town Hall or the Trumbull Police Station.
If you do not wish to wait to receive the application from the Secretary of State, you may obtain one by visiting Town Hall and requesting an application from the greeter at the front desk, or calling the Town Clerk’s office at (203) 452-5035, or by downloading the application at https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/Voter-Information/Absentee-Voting
If you have already filed an Application for an Absentee Ballot, you do not need to complete the application sent to you by the Secretary of State.
Beginning on Friday, October 2, absentee ballots will be mailed by the Trumbull Town Clerk’s office to those who have returned an application.
It is imperative that voters complete their ballots and return them to ensure they are received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots returned after that date and time will not be counted. Let me repeat that, it is imperative that voters complete their ballots and return them to ensure they are received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots returned after that date and time will not be counted.
- Absentee Ballots may be returned as soon as they are received.
- The ballot is the colored paper with the candidates listed. To vote, completely fill in the circle next to the candidate’s name you wish to vote for.
- There are also 3 ballot questions to be completed. Explanatory text for these questions is included with the ballot.
- When completed, the ballot should be placed into the enveloped marked "B". Seal the envelope, sign your name, and enter the date.
- Place envelope "B" into the outer envelope marked "C". Seal the envelope and write your return address on the front.
- The ballot will come with a postage paid envelope for returning the ballot.
- Completed ballots can be returned to the Trumbull Town Clerk at 5866 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611 via the United States Postal Service, or in person in the Town Clerk’s office, or by dropping the ballot off in one of the secured ballot drop boxes located outside of Town Hall or the Trumbull Police Station.
- The best way to ensure that your votes are counted is to use the drop boxes.
As a reminder, Trumbull Town Hall is open Monday through Thursday on a staggered basis for employees and by appointment only for the public.
To schedule an appointment, please visit: https://veoci.com/veoci/p/form/4cakv8xncy7b#tab=entryForm and follow the directions for the department you wish to visit. Residents can always call by phone and make appointments. Please call (203) 452-5000 for a directory of departments. If you are unable to locate a department, please call (203) 452-5005 for assistance.
People visiting the Tax Collector’s office and the Town Clerk’s office, Monday through Thursday will not need an appointment but visits will be subject to social distancing guidelines.
Town Hall is closed to the public on Fridays to allow the building to be thoroughly cleaned. All Town Departments are working remotely on Fridays to assist the public with needs. Please call or email using the Department Directory at https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/Directory.aspx
Trumbull has 605 residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and a total of 125 of our residents have passed away. 375 of those who tested positive have recovered or are recovering. 104 of the people who died were residents of our long term care facilities. Please keep all of these families in your thoughts and prayers.
The rate of new positive COVID-19 cases in Trumbull continues to remain steady.
In accordance with the CDC guidelines and the Governor’s executive orders all residents should continue to wear face coverings especially where social distancing is not possible. This does not apply to anyone for whom doing so would be contrary to their health because of a medical condition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPx1yqvJgf4
Finally, the Trumbull Police Department would like to remind residents to lock their vehicles, remove valuables, and not leave your keys or key fobs inside your vehicles.
Further information on all these topics is available on the Town website.
Please stay safe and stay well.
Thanks for listening!