Woodbury Voters Buck National, State Trends [UPDATE]

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12:29 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7

Voter turnout in Woodbury was approximately 81 percent, according to numbers provided by poll worker Jane Sandulli. Of the approximately 6,076 people on the registered voter list, 4,951 people voted.

Sandulli provided the following results:

Presidential Race

  • Mitt Romney: 3,058 votes
  • Barack Obama: 2,434 votes
  • Rocky Anderson: 10 votes
  • Gary Johnson: 52 votes

Woodbury voters did not follow the rest of the state and country, as Barack Obama was named the winner in the presidential election.

U.S. Senate

  • Linda McMahon (R): 2,959 votes
  • Linda McMahon (I): 128 votes
  • Chris Murphy (D) - 2,193 votes
  • Chris Murphy (WF): 84 votes
  • Paul Passarelli (L): 49 votes

Woodbury voters supported Linda McMahon. She ultimately lost the election statewide to Chris Murphy.

Fifth District

  • Andrew Roraback (R): 2,847 votes
  • Andrew Roraback (I): 127 votes
  • Elizabeth Esty (D): 2,161 votes
  • Elizabeth Esty (WF): 111 votes

Across the Fifth District towns, voters supported Elizabeth Esty.

32nd District

  • Rob Kane (R): 3,233 votes
  • James Gambardella (D): 1,864 votes

Overall, 32nd District voters supported Rob Kane, securing him the reelection.

66th District

  •  Craig Miner (R): 3,143 votes
  • Dennis O'Neil (WF): 42 votes

Craig Miner actually ran unopposed, as his opponent, Dennis O'Neil, died in October. Registrar Anne Cushman Schwaikert said the ballots were already printed with O'Neil's name and even though his name was blacked out, some people still voted for him.

68th District

  • Sean Williams (R): 382 votes

Sean Williams ran unopposed.

Registrar of Voters

  • Judith Henderson (R): 2,969 votes
  • Anne Cushman Schwaikert (D): 1,987 votes


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1 p.m. Tuesday

Voter turnout as of 1 p.m. was 44 percent, according to poll worker Andrew Harley.


11 a.m. Tuesday

Voter turnout as of 11 a.m. was approximately 31 percent, according to poll worker Andrew Harley.


Original article:

Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012.

Today, Woodbury residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the 5th Congressional District, state representatives and state senators.

See below for information on where to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how Woodbury voted in 2008, the year of the last presidential election, and 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 tonight.

State and National Races

U.S. Senate

Chris Murphy (D) and Linda McMahon (R) are vying for the seat vacated by Joe Lieberman. (Click on "U.S. Senate" for updates, results and reactions.)

Fifth Congressional District

Andrew Roraback (R) and Elizabeth Esty (D) are after the seat previously held by Chris Murphy. (Click on "Fifth Congressional District" for updates, results and reactions.)

State Races

Woodbury: State Senator

  • Republican Rob Kane
  • Democrat James C. Gambardella

Woodbury: State Representative

  • Republican Craig A. Miner
  • Working Families Dennis O'Neil

68th District

Sean Williams is running unopposed in the 68th Congressional District, which includes the towns of Woodbury, Oakville and Watertown.

Still Not Sure Who You're Voting For?

Check out our Election Guide to see coverage of candidate debates, updates from the campaign trail, opeds, letters and more.

Live Blog and Election Results

Join your neighbors in a discussion about the election, candidates and the results. (click on the subhead above to access the article)

Polling Places

Polls open at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Senior Community Center in Woodbury.

How Woodbury Voted in 2008 (79.36% Turnout)

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


  • Obama-Biden (D) — 2,926 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 3,116 votes
  • Nader and Gonzalez — 54 votes
  • Baldwin-Castle (WI)— 0 votes
  • McKinney and Clemente (WI) — 0 vote


  • Chris Murphy (D) — 2,675 votes
  • David J. Cappiello (R) — 2,687 votes
  • Thomas L. Winn (I) — 72 votes
  • Harold H. Burbank II (G) — 55 votes
  • Chris Murphy (WF) — 204 votes
  • Walter Gengarelly (WI) — 0 votes


  • Rob Kane (R) — 3,051 votes
  • John McCarthy (D) — 2,332 votes
  • John McCarthy (WF) — 180 votes


  • Craig Miner (R) — 2,908 votes
  • Nick Creed (D) — 1,907 votes
  • Richard S. Schuley (CC) — 30 votes
  • Nick Creed (WF) — 125 votes


  • Sean Williams (R) — 339 votes


How Woodbury Voted in 2010 (67.46% Turnout)

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


  • Richard Blumenthal (D) — 1,867 votes
  • Linda McMahon (R) — 2,533 votes
  • Richard Blumenthal (WF) — 52 votes
  • Warren Mosler (I) — 32 votes
  • John Mertens (CL) — 12 votes


  • Chris Murphy (D) — 2,007 votes
  • Chris Murphy (WF) — 56 votes
  • Sam S.F. Caligiuri (R) — 2,364 votes
  • Sam S.F. Caligiuri (I) — 42 votes


  • Rob Kane (R) — 2,928 votes


  • Craig Miner (R) — 2,515 votes
  • Bill Zappone (D) — 1,411 votes
  • Bill Zappone (WF) — 35 votes


  • Sean Williams (R) — 265 votes


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