While voters were filing in to cast ballots Tuesday, another issue could be heading toward a public decision.
Town Councilwoman Vicki Tesoro was co-leading a petition drive for Trumbull to return to seven voting districts.
The Town Council earlier this year approved the change along party lines. Democrats on the Redistricting Committee called it a power grab, because it created four districts with five council members each in three and six in the fourth.
Regarding minority representation on the council, the arrangement leaves a guaranteed minimum of four seats for the minority party, which opponents criticized. The council has a total of 21 seats.
The petitioners need 2,390 signatures to return the issue to the Town Council, Tesoro said. The council can still refuse to return to seven districts.
"If the Town Council refuses to pass an initiative signed by 10 percent of registered voters, the initiative question would be put to a town-wide vote," said Tom Kelly, another supporter.
One volunteer, Kathleen McGannon, said numerous people of all ages signed the petition for various reasons. Some of their districts had changed and they did not know it, while others were dissatisfied with the new locations, McGannon said.
Some seniors had to walk a longer distance to get to the polls, another critic noted Tuesday.
Councilwoman Kristy Waizenegger, a republican, said on Facebook that any wait was worth it.
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"[I waited] 20 minutes but I would wait for hours if I had to!! We are fortunate to have the right to vote!", she posted.
Other posters said the process needs more streamlining.
It was not clear how the petitions will be made available after the election.