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10/20/2021 08:00 AM

Taken Great Strides

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have supported me since I began running for town clerk in 2009 and to ask for their support once again on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Since winning my first election in 2009, I have taken great strides to re-invent the office to fit with the changing technological times as well as improving customer service. While improvements to technology are great, I haven’t forgotten the little touches, such as giving out dog treats during the month of June when the majority of dog licensing takes place or having a bowl of candy out on the counter for anyone needing a sweet treat. And when it comes to in office absentee voting, I purchased handicap-accessible voting booths so those completing their ballot can do so in private rather than standing at the counter.

I have made improvements while being cognizant of financial restrictions, always looking for ways to provide services without adding a burden to my budget. I was able to add an online vital record request program while not incurring a cost to my office or the town. I also added a Square terminal in the office so those wishing to pay with a credit card can do so. This feature also doesn’t add any additional fees to my office or the town.

I have thoroughly enjoyed being your readers’ town clerk and would like the opportunity to serve for another two years.

Town Clerk Stacy Gravino

East Haven

Republican Stacy Gravino is seeking re-election in November.