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Danbury Democrats to vote in Tuesday primary for Registrar of Voters

Danbury Democrats will be voting in tomorrow's primary.  The incumbent Registrar of Voters petitioned her way on to the ballot.  Marge Gallo was not endorsed by the Danbury Democratic Town Committee for a 9th term.  She has served 16 years and supporters say that her track record has been a good one.


The party's endorsed candidate is Susan Ward.  She is a paralegal and an active member of the Lion's Club.


Danbury DTC chairman Joe Walkovich says the reason they are looking for someone new in the position is because of a proposal last fall to change the 6th ward polling location from Park Avenue School to the Moose Lodge, off Boulevard Drive.


During a City Council meeting about the proposal, Gallo was asked why she originally supported the move and then changed her mind.  She said the ongoing construction looked like it wouldn't wrap up in time for Election Day 2013, and there was a lack of parking.  But she says construction at the front of the school finished, and parking was added.  Gallo said she didn't think about November's possible winter weather and the slope of the Moose Lodge parking lot at the time.


The City Council eventually voted to keep the polling location at the public building.


Polls on Tuesday are open from 6am to 8pm.

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