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 also has an online voter guide, which you can look through here!


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

General Election Sample Ballots