Where are you supposed to cast your vote this year? Darien voting districts were changed recently, and some residents will be voting in a different location than in previous elections. This year’s U.S. Senate primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 14, will be the second election this year using the new districts.
Polling places for Districts 6 and 2 have switched locations — District 6 voters will now vote at Town Hall, and District 2 voters will go to Tokeneke School. Town Hall is outside of District 6, but it was chosen because there is “no suitable site for voting” within its borders, said Tom Dunn, the Democratic registrar of voters.
All other polling locations remain the same — District 1, Ox Ridge School; District 3, Holmes School; District 4, Hindley School; and District 5, the high school.
However, these districts also have new borders. “Districts 3, 5 and 1 have undergone substantial changes while 6 experienced moderate changes,” Dunn wrote in an email to The Darien Times.
“The border changes for the intersecting Districts 1, 5 (and) 6 were set by the office of the registrars wherein we tried to keep as many voters as possible in the old districts and in the old poll sites as well as trying to present a reasonable configuration and dislocate as few voters as possible,” Dunn said.
The roads that have changed districts are as follows (the new district number in parentheses): Allwood Road (3); Althea Lane (1); Anthony Lane (5); Barringer Road (3); Beechwood Road (5); Belleval Street (5); Bittersweet Lane (5); Brookside Drive (5); Brown Street (5); Camp Avenue (3); Catherine Street (5); Charles Street (5); Chester Road (5); Christie Hill Road (D-3 for even addresses from 46-178, D-5 for all homes from 4-45, and D-3 for odd addresses from 49-155); Colony Road (5); Country Club Road (3); Crooked Mile Road (3); Deepwood Road (5); Devon Road (26 Devon Rd. is D-5, 27 Devon Rd. is D-3, and 28-30 is D-5); Devonshire Drive (5); Dorr Road (3); Eddy Lane (4); Fairfield Avenue (6); Forest Road (1 Forest Rd. is D-3, 4-10 even are D-5); Glenwood Drive (5); Greenleaf Avenue (5); Greenwood Avenue (3); Halter Lane (3); Hanson Road (1); Hazel Street (5); Henry Street (5); Herman Avenue (6); Hickory Lane (5); Highfield Lane (1); Hillcrest Avenue (6-30 even are in D-3, 9-29 odd are in D-5); Hillside Avenue and Hillside Court (5); Hollow Tree Ridge Road (9-445 odd are in D-5, 446-860 even are in D-1, 463-869 are in D-3); Horseshoe Road (3); Hoyt Street (3); Hummingbird Lane (1); Hunt Road (3); Intervale Road (even addresses are in D-5, odds are in D-3); Jackson Place (3); Joseph Street (5); Kelsey Street (5); Kerry Lane (3); Lantern Lane (5); Laurel Lane (5); Leeds Lane (3); Leeuwarden Lane and Leeuwarden Road (3); Leroy Avenue (84-146 even addresses are in D-6, 154-216 even are in D-1, and 51-227 odd are in D-6); Linda Lane (1); Mansfield Avenue (109 is in D-6, 8-106 is in D-6, 124-504 is in D-1); McLaren Road (8 and 1 are in D-6, 5-21 odd are in D-1); Meadowbrook Road (1); Midbrook Road (1); Middlesex Road (5-83 are in D-3, 86-281 are in D-5, 288 is in D-6, 330-600 even are in D-1, 301-359 odd are in D-5, 369-599 odd are in D-1); Moore Street (5); Nature’s Way (1); Nolen Lane (3); Oak Crest (1); Oak Park Avenue (5); Old Park Road (3); Old Parish Road (6); Parsons Walk (6); Patton Drive (5); Petticoat Lane (3); Red Cedar Drive (5); Ridgeview Avenue (3); Robinson Street (5); Rockwell Lane (3); Royle Road (1); Scofield Farms (3); Scout Trail (6); Sherry Lane (3); Shields Lane (3); Shipway Road (22-48 even addresses are in D-6, 7-27 odd are in D-5, 41-47 odd are in D-6); Spring Grove Street (3); Stephanie Lane and Stephanie Lane South (3); Stony Brook Road South (6); Sunset Road (1); Timber Lane (3); Tinywood Road (3); Top O’Hill Road (3); Tyler Drive (5); Victory Drive (5); Wakemore Street (3); Webster Valley Road (5); West Avenue (410 West Ave. is in D-3, 411-415 odd are in D-6, 46-208 are in D-6, 211-405 are in D-5); Wheat Lane (3); Wildwood Lane (5); William Street (5); Windsor Road (5); Wistar Court (2); Woodway Road (3).
Questions about which district you are now in should be directed to the Darien registrar of voters office at 203-656-7316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org