SHELTON, Conn. — Much of the political spotlight is focused this year on the heated race for the presidency between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.
But voters in Shelton are also set to cast ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in a number of races that are much closer to home.
Voters will be casting ballots in the race for the U.S. Senate:
- U.S. Senate: Democrat incumbent Richard Blumenthal of Greenwich vs. Republican challenger Dan Carter of Bethel vs. Richard Lion of the Libertarian Party vs. Jeffery Russell of the Green Party
- 3rd District: Republican challenger Angel Cadena vs. Democrat incumbent Rosa DeLauro
- 4th District U.S. House: Republican challenger John Shaban of Redding vs. Democrat incumbent Jim Himes of Greenwich
There is one race for the State Senate:
- Prez Palmer, Democrat vs. Kevin C. Kelly, Republican incumbent
For the State House, there are two districts in Shelton (residents vote only in their district):
- House District 113: Adam M. Heller, Democrat vs. Jason Perillo, Republican incumbent
- House District 122: Ben McGorty, Republican incumbent, vs. Angela M. Capinera, of the Green Party
In local elections, for Registrar of Voters voters can choose between John "Jack" Finn, Democrat vs. Peter Pavone, Republican.
And for president and vice president, four teams are on the ballot:
- Democrats Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine;
- Republicans Donald Trump and Mike Pence
- Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson and Bill Weld
- Green Party's Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka
- Or you can do a write-in candidate.
Click here to see a sample ballot for Shelton from the secretary of the state's website.