Borough of Litchfield election officials, from left, Lara Hillman, Nancy Southard and Oren Boynton tabulate results from Monday’s election at the Litchfield firehouse. BZ photos
The composition of the Borough of Litchfield’s Board of Warden and Burgesses was altered in Monday’s election.
Write-in candidates Gayle Carr, Barbara Ellis, Todd Johnson and Roberta Witty earned seats on the seven-person board and incumbents Peter Vermilyea and Lisa Bauer were returned to office. All will serve four-year terms beside Warden Dirk Patterson, who was not up for re-election.
The unofficial vote totals were 116 for Vermilyea, 104 for Bauer, 106 for Carr, 103 for Ellis, 101 for Johnson and 90 for Witty.
The two other incumbent Burgesses, Fred Tieman and Peter Gay, lost their seats. Tieman received 55 votes and Gay 54. The board has been operating with two burgess seats being vacant.
A recount will be held Tuesday to ensure that the preliminary vote totals are correct, according to Republican Registrar of Voters Nancy Southard, who oversaw the election and well as the borough election in Bantam with Democratic Registrar of Voters Barbara Putnam.
In the Bantam election, Warden Richard Sheldon, Burgesses Marcia MacKenzie, Curtis MacKenzie, Nancy Latour and Barbara Brun, and borough clerk and assessor Kim Griffen all ran unopposed.
Below, Litchfield voter Frank VanOrmer receives his ballot from Lara Hillman.