On November 7, 2017, Bridgeport voters will elect 5 Board of Education members and 20 City Council members. The goal of this 2017 Voter Guide is to inform our community about each candidate's background, goals, and education platform.

FaithActs for Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. We are people of faith building power to get our children the education they deserve. We sent a questionnaire to each Board of Education and City Council candidate who formally declared their candidacy by filing with the Town Clerk. Responses were due August 22, 2017. Candidates who did not respond are noted.

Candidates' views are provided for educational purposes only. FaithActs for Education does not endorse any candidate or party.

Key Dates:

Tuesday, October 31 - Register online, by mail, or in person to vote in the November 7 election
Tuesday, November 7 from 6am-8pm - Vote in the Bridgeport Municipal Election

Key Contacts:

Registrar of Voters, call 203-576-7281 - Voter registration, polling places, council district numbers
Town Clerk, call 203-576-7208 - Absentee ballots
FaithActs for Education, text 203-583-8573 - Voting commitments, rides to the polls

BOARD OF EDUCATION ("BOE") members govern the Bridgeport Public Schools district, which serves 21,000 students. They have the power to distribute budget dollars, make spending cuts including layoffs, and hire and fire the superintendent. This year, 5 BOE seats are up for election on November 7.

CITY COUNCIL members approve the city budget, including the budget for the Bridgeport Public Schools district. They decide how much local funding the city will provide for education. This year, all 20 City Council seats are up for election on November 7. The primary for City Council candidates is on September 12.

Check your City Council district number by using this map or calling the Bridgeport Registrar of Voters at 203-576-7281.

Click a candidate's photo to jump to their profile, or go to Candidate Profiles to review all candidates.

Local elections are critically important for Bridgeport public education! To complete your voting commitment for 2017, please fill out all of the fields below. We'll use this information to confirm your registration status and polling place, and we won't share it with anyone. If you have any questions, please email us at vote@faithactsedu.org.

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FaithActs for Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut. We are people of faith building power to get our children the education they deserve. After three years organizing Bridgeport's faith community around issues of education equity, we are 30 churches and 400 members strong. Learn more about our team here.

Candidates' views are provided for educational purposes only. FaithActs for Education does not endorse any candidate or party. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please email us at vote@faithactsedu.org.

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