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Party Aside, They Just Wanted to Vote

Wilton voters came out to the polls Tuesday concerned about different issues, but hey had one idea in common: They because they said it was their civic duty. Jeff Spiewak and Terry Ragazzini said voting is the best way to make changes in the nation.

“I’m not happy with where this country is headed,” Spiewak, a Republican, said after casting his ballot at Wilton High School in the afternoon.

“I think it’s important to vote whenever we can, otherwise you can’t complain,” Ragazzini, a Democrat, said as she left Middlebrook school after voting.

Spiewak listed the issues he says are important: reducing the role of government; reducing the debt;  and reducing illegal immigration. He said he did a lot of research in the recent weeks to make sure his vote went to the candidates who would most help his causes. “Hopefully they’ll address them,” Spiewak said.

Ragazzini, says she was looking for candidates who do the same.  As an employee of Wilton High, she said she was worried about who would tax the education system the hardest. Ragazzini said that she was able to do this although it was not easy for her.

“I think (candidates) are promising everything to everyone,” she said, “You have to dig.”

As of 3 p.m. the registrar’s office reported that 1,102 voters had gone to the polls making up 15.2 percent of registered voters.  They said the amount of voters had lowered in the afternoon hours, but Democratic Registrar of Voter’s Carole Young-Kleinfeld thought more would be coming as people leave work.

“I am hopeful we get a little more action,” Kleinfeld said.

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