Trumbull voters reject ballot questions

Trumbull voters did not want to change the Town Charter or the state constitution.

Voters rejected all three ballot questions on Election Day.

Question 1, on a change to the state constitution, was voted down 7,034 to 4,863. The question asked: “Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to remove restrictions concerning absentee ballots and to permit a person to vote without appearing at a polling place on the day of an election?”

Question 2 was a change to the Trumbull's charter, much of it minor clean-up items. Some local Democrats spoke against Question 2, however, since it included a change to the Ethics Commission section of the charter. It removed a part of the section that included the ability of a person accused of an ethics violation to confront an accuser. Question 2 failed with 7,075 no votes and 4,498 in favor.

Question 3 asked voters to approve pension language, requiring the town to fund the police and town pension each year at the annually required contribution or the ARC.

Voters gave a resounding "no" to the pension language question, despite the measure being supported by First Selectman Tim Herbst. Unofficial totals showed 6,076 voted no to the question, and 4,974 voted in favor.