Welcome to Bridgeport’s 2019 Local Elections! Here’s a list of FAQs:

When can I vote?

Primary Day is Tuesday, September 10th, 2019. Polls are open 6:00am – 8:00pm. In Connecticut, you must be registered with a political party to vote in a primary. In Bridgeport, the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and the Working Families Party are all active parties in our local elections.

General Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th, 2019. Polls are open 6:00am – 8:00pm. This election is open to all voters, including unaffiliated voters (voters not registered with a party). 

Who will I be voting for?

Up for election this year in Bridgeport are the following: Mayor, All 20 seats on City Council, 4 seats on the Board of Education (only 3 can be from the same party), Town Clerk, City Clerk, and 3 City Sheriffs

Below is a complete list of Democrat and Republican candidates for the General Election on Tuesday, November 5th: (candidates websites provided where available)


City Clerk:

  • Lydia N. Martinez, D
  • David Burnell, R

Town Clerk:

  • Charles D. Clemons Jr., D
  • James A. Carbone, R

Board of Education: (vote for any three)

  • Sybil Allen, D
  • Albert Benejan, D
  • Bobbi Brown, D
  • Chris Genduso, R
  • Joseph Minutolo, R
  • Joseph Lombard, R
  • Amina Brown, WFP
  • Dasha Spell, WFP
  • Eric Stewart-Alicea, WFP
  • Joann R. Kennedy, For The People Party
  • Helen Olga Losak, For The People Party
  • Maria Pereira, For The People Party

City Sheriff: (vote for any three)

  • Stephen M. Nelson, D
  • Michell Robles, D
  • Dennis Scinto, D
  • Mike Garrett, R
  • Mike Moretti, R
  • Enrique “Rick” Torres, R

City Council, 130th: (vote for any two)

  • Scott Burns, D
  • Matthew McCarthy, D
  • Francis Kalangala, R
  • Louis Savino, R

City Council, 131st: (vote for any two)

  • Jorge Cruz, D
  • Denese Taylor-Moye, D
  • Alfredo Rivera, Jr, R
  • Terry Sullivan, R

City Council, 132nd: (vote for any two)

  • M. Evette Brantley, D
  • Marcus Brown, D
  • Michael Perillo, R
  • Peter Perillo, R
  • Kyle Langan, WFP
  • Cynthia Torres, WFP

City Council, 133rd: (vote for any two)

  • Mike DeFilippo, D
  • Jeanette Heron, D
  • Helene S. Kouassi, R
  • Neville De La Rosa, R

City Council, 134th: (vote for any two)

  • Michelle Lyons, D
  • AmyMarie Vizzo-Paniccia, D
  • Joe Leonetti, R
  • Anthony Puccio, R

City Council, 135th: (vote for any two)

  • Mary McBride-Lee, D
  • Rosalina Roman-Christy, D
  • Molly Katz, R
  • Richard Fernandez, R

City Council, 136th: (vote for any two)

  • Alfredo Castillo, D
  • Maria Zambrano Viggiano, D
  • Philip Flynn, R
  • Roslin Marcelus, R

City Council, 137th: (vote for any two)

  • Aidee Nieves, D
  • Maria Ines Valle, D
  • Joseph Christiansen, R
  • Ramona Marquez, R

City Council, 138th: (vote for any two)

  • Maria Pereira, D
  • Samia Suliman, D
  • Sheena Henderson, R
  • Manuel Williamson, R

City Council, 139th: (vote for any two)

  • Eneida L. Martinez, D
  • Ernest E. Newton II, D
  • Josiah Israel, R
  • Jasmin B. Sanchez, R

Will there be anything else on the ballot?



I don’t know what districts I live in. How can I find this information?

You can locate your local voting district for City Council by using the local map, available here


I don’t know where to vote. How can I find this information?

You can check your voter registration and local polling location here: http://www.dir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx


I am not sure if I am registered to vote. How can I check this information?

You can check your voter registration and local polling location here: http://www.dir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx


I do not know anything about any of the candidates who are running. How will I know who to vote for?

FaithActs for Education publishes an online voter guide, featuring candidate profiles and interviews, ahead of every election. You can read it here!

Some candidates participated in two citywide candidate forums we helped organize before the Primary Election! You can watch the livestream videos here:


I am not registered to vote in Bridgeport. Can I still register?

General Election Sample Ballots