Polls open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday for New Haven’s Democratic Party primaries. Voters in all 30 city wards can vote in the mayoral primary, which pits incumbent Mayor John DeStefano against challengers Anthony Dawson, Clifton Graves, and Jeffrey Kerekes. In addition, voters in 16 wards can cast ballots in contests for aldermanic nominations.
Following is a list of polling places; and the names of candidates running for alderman. For background on the candidates, search the Independent site by their last names and/or click on the hyperlinks highlighted in blue in the list below. A (U) after a candidate’s name means he or she is running on the slate assembled by Yale’s unions (and in most cases also backed by municipal unions). A (P) means the candidate is running in concert with the party establishment and DeStefano campaign. (It doesn’t necessarily mean the party officially endorsed the candidate; party leaders and the mayor’s team are opposing some candidates, such as in Wards 28 and 30, who received the party’s official endorsement.)
Two wards have two polling places each. Wards without candidates listed have only the mayoral primary on the ballot, no aldermanic races.
If you’re not sure what ward you live in, or which polling place is yours, click here to find out.
1 Public Library, 133 Elm St.
2 (Dwight) Troup School, 259 Edgewood Ave. Doug Bethea (P) vs. Frank Douglass (U).
3 (Hill) Career High School, 140 Legion. Ave. Jackie James (U) vs. Abdias Rodriguez (P)
4 (Hill) Truman School, 114 Truman St.
5 (Hill) Firehouse, 525 Howard Ave.
6 (Hill) Micro Society Magnet School, 103 Hallock Ave. Dolores Colon (U) vs. Norma Rodriguez Reyes (P)
7 (Downtown) Hall of Records, 200 Orange St.
8 (Wooster Square) Conte/West Hills Magnet School, 511 Chapel St.
9 (East Rock) Wilbur Cross High School 181 Mitchell Dr. (Moved from past years’ site, East Rock school.) Matt Smith (P) vs. Jessica Holmes (U).
10 (East Rock) Also at Wilbur Cross High School, 181 Mitchel Dr.
11/ 1 (ward broken in 2) (Fair Haven Heights) Bella Vista, 343 Eastern St.
11/ 2 (Bishop Woods) Bishop Woods School, 1481 Quinnipiac Ave.
12 (Bishop Woods/Fair Haven Heights) Ross/Woodward School, 189 Barnes Ave.
13 (Fair Haven Heights) Benjamin Jepson Magnet School, 15 Lexington Ave. David Baker, Brenda Jones Barnes (U), Josue Vega (P).
14 (Fair Haven) Atwater Senior Center, 26 Atwater St. Stephanie Bauer (P), Carmen Reyes and Gabriel Santiago (U).
15 (Fair Haven) Firehouse, 412 Lombard St.
16 (Fair Haven) John S. Martinez School, 100 James St.
17 (Annex) Firehouse, 824 Woodward Ave.
18 (Morris Cove) Nathan Hale School, 485 Townsend Ave. Sal DeCola (P) vs. Sarah Saiano (U).
19 (Newhallville, East Rock) Celentano School, 400 Canner St.
20 (Newhallville) Lincoln-Bassett School, 130 Bassett St. Charles Blango (P) vs. Delphine Clyburn.
21 (Newhallville) Urban Youth, 580 Dixwell Ave., Brenda Foskey-Cyrus vs. Moses Nelson.
22 (Dixwell) Wexler Grant School, 55 Foote St. Greg Morehead (P) vs. Jeanette Morrison (U) vs. Lisa Hopkins vs. Cordelia Thorpe.
23 (West River) Berger Apartments, 136 Derby Ave.
24 (Edgewood) Firehouse, 120 Ellsworth Ave. Marcus Paca (P) vs. Evette Hamilton (U).
25. (Westville) Edgewood Magnet School, 737 Edgewood Ave. Michael Slattery (P) vs. Adam Marchand (U).
26 (Upper Westville) Mauro/Sheridan School, 191 Fountain St.
27 (Beaver Hills, Amity, Beverly Hills, West Hills, Westville) Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. Stan Kontogiannis (P) vs. Angela Russell (U).
28 (Beaver Hills) Hillhouse High School, 480 Sherman Parkway. Claudette Robinson Thorpe (U) vs. Wayne McCloud (P).
29 (Beaver Hills) Beecher School, 100 Jewel St. Carl Goldfield (P) vs. Brian Wingate (U).
30 / 1 (West Rock) Clarence Rogers School, 199 Wilmot Rd. Darnell Goldson vs. Carlton Staggers (P).
30/ 2 (West Hills) Old West Hills School, 311 Valley St. Darnell Goldson vs. Carlton Staggers (P).