August 2020 Primary and Absentee Ballots

Connecticut will hold its Presidential Primary Election on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Ned Lamont signed an executive order allowing all registered Democrats and Republicans in Connecticut to obtain an absentee ballot for the August 11, 2020 primary. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has mailed an absentee ballot application to every registered Democrat and Republican in the state to complete and return. These applications, which include postage-paid return envelopes, were sent via U.S. Postal Service and have started to appear in Killingworth mailboxes. A voter who requests an absentee ballot will receive their ballot (which will also include a postage paid return envelope) in the mail beginning on July 21, 2020.

Killingworth will also be installing a secure ballot drop box, located at Town Hall, to allow voters to deliver their absentee ballots in person without close personal contact. For those who would still like to appear in person to cast their vote, our polling place at Killingworth Elementary School will remain open, however, the ability to vote absentee will ensure that the democratic process continues safely and securely.

As always, Killingworth voters can contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 860-663-1765 x502 with any questions. Although currently closed to the public, the Town Clerk’s Office is still working every day and is happy to assist you in any way we can.

SLDW Super Tuesday Gathering March 3

On Tuesday, March 3, 7-9pm, please join the Shoreline League of Democratic Women (SLDW) for a Super Tuesday Gathering at The Scotch Plains Tavern in Essex, CT. Watch the primary returns on the big screen coming in from 16 states and participate in the #Ides of Trump call to action. See the details below!

 

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 7-9pm
Location: The Scotch Plains Tavern, 124 Westbrook Road, Essex, CT 06426 (Across from the Essex IGA)


Super Tuesday Party on March 3

Dear SLDW Members, Friends and Supporters,

Join us on Tuesday night, March 3, from 7pm – 9pm for a Super Tuesday Gathering at The Scotch Plains Tavern in Essex, CT. Let’s all watch the primary returns on the big screen coming in from 16 states and participate in the #Ides of Trump call to action. See the details below!

Address: Scotch Plains Tavern, 124 Westbrook Road, Essex, CT 06426 (Across from the Essex IGA) 

#IdesofTrump Call to Action! Bring your postcards or pink slips to this event and write your own special message to the pResident! On March 15th, each of us will mail Donald Trump a postcard that publicly expresses our opposition to him. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man with his unpopularity and failure. We will show the media and the politicians what standing with him — and against us — means. And most importantly, we will bury the White House post office in pink slips, all informing Donnie that he’s fired.

Each of us — every protester from every march, each congress calling citizen, every boycotter, volunteer, donor, and petition signer — if each of us writes even a single postcard and we put them all in the mail on the same day, March 15th, well: you do the math. No alternative fact or Russian translation will explain away our record-breaking, officially-verifiable, warehouse-filling flood of fury. Hank Aaron currently holds the record for fan mail, having received 900,000 pieces in a year. We’re setting a new record: over a million pieces in a day, with not a single nice thing to say.

So sharpen your wit, unsheathe your writing implements, and see if your sincerest ill-wishes can pierce Donald’s famously thin skin. Prepare for March 15th, 2020, a day hereafter to be known as #TheIdesOfTrump

Hear from the Candidates | Events in October & November

Interested in hearing more from the 2019 candidates for local office this fall?

 

Attend one of these upcoming events in Killingworth:

 

Thursday, October 17 

7:00pm

Middlesex Chamber First Selectman Forum

Killingworth True Value main floor

 

Tuesday, October 22 

7:00pm

HK Education Association BOE Candidates Forum

HK High School School Auditorium

 

Saturday, November 2 

3:00-4:30pm

Killingworth BOE Candidates Forum 

Killingworth Library Meeting Room

Childcare will be provided in the Children’s section

KDTC Candidate Meet & Greet Sept. 22

The Killingworth Democratic Town Committee invites you to meet the 2019 candidates for office, including Cathy Iino, Lou Annino, Jr., and the Killingworth Democratic town slate on Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 4-6pm at the McCormick Home (15 Tower Hill Road, Killingworth).

Special guests will include Gov. Ned Lamont, Congressman Joe Courtney, Lt Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, and State Senator Christine Cohen.

For more information or to RSVP, email killingworthdtc@gmail.com

 

2019 Campaign Launch | July 25

Join us at the beautiful Chatfield Hollow Inn & Farm for the 2019 Campaign Launch of Cathy Iino, First Selectwoman, Lou Annino, Jr., Selectman, and the entire Killingworth Democratic slate of candidates.

The free evening of music, food and fun will be held from 6-8pm, Chatfield Hollow Inn & Farm (10 Firetower Road, Killingworth, CT).

Please RSVP to killingworthdtc@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there!

Town and School budget vote slated for June 4

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 is the Referendum for the Killingworth town and RSD 17 school budgets.

The school budget was defeated last month in the May 7 referendum. The budget has been decreased by more than $215,000 and is available on the RSD 17 website.

The proposed town budget was presented during a May 20 town meeting. The proposed town budget will be included in the June 4 referendum. Details available on the Town of Killingworth website.

Please join us and vote YES on both budgets. Your vote is your voice!

Blue Wave Fest June 24

Planning to attend the Blue Wave Fest June 24 in Chester? Stop by the KDTC table to say hello!

The festival is a celebration of the rising tide of democracy. Meet the midterm candidates and enjoy food & refreshments! There will be local musicians as well as activities for the kids. 35+ exhibitors and 20+ presenters. We hope to see you there!

 

 

Date: Sunday, June 24

Time: 3-6pm

Location: Chester Fairgrounds, Route 154 and Kirtland Terrace, Chester, CT

Admission: Free

Parking: On-site parking is available

 

Need more info? Go to http://www.bluewavefest.com