Nine city council seats up for grabs in West Hartford with 15 candidates and five different parties



WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut (WTNH) – Polling stations across Connecticut are open until 8 p.m. People from several communities, including West Hartford, vote in mayoral races.

In West Hartford, there are nine city council seats up for grabs, with 15 people vying and, for the first time, five parties.

Residents went to the polls, some cast their ballots outside, others walked towards. Governor Ned Lamont even traveled to West Hartford to greet voters and candidates.

For Sarah Laskowski, she grew up in West Hartford and returned when she had children of her own.

“We actually filled out our ballots together at the kitchen table because I think it’s important to instill a sense of civic duty in our children,” Laskowski said.

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When it comes to the ballot, her children are her main concern.

“I think voting for what you believe in is really important. My personal motivation this year was COVID safety, particularly filtration in schools, ”Laskowski said.

Shari Cantor has been mayor since 2016. She is running for re-election this year, with five different parties vying for city council seats.

With those 15 people for these 9 city council seats are historically the highest number on the ballot.


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