This year, Bridgeport voters will elect 6 Board of Education members and 20 City Council members. The goal of this 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 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. Candidates who did not respond are noted. If you're a write-in candidate for Bridgeport Board of Education or City Council and would like to fill out a questionnaire for inclusion in our online voter guide, please email vote@faithactsedu.org.

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

Dates:

Tuesday, October 31 - Register by mail by 4pm, in person by 8pm, or online by 11:59pm to vote in the November 7 election
Tuesday, November 7 - Vote for BOE and City Council from 6am-8pm; same-day voter registration at 999 Broad Street

Contacts:

Registrar of Voters
203-576-7281 / 99 Broad Street - Voter registration, polling places, council district numbers

Town Clerk
203-576-7208 / 45 Lyon Terrace - Absentee ballots

FaithActs for Education
Text 203-583-8573 / Call 203-868-0443 - Voting commitments, rides to the polls

Resources:

Print-at-home profiles for all candidates

Sample ballots for Aquaculture, Barnum School, Bassick High School, Beardsley SchoolBlackham School (District 133), Blackham School (District 134)Black Rock School, Cesar Batalla School, City Hall, Dunbar SchoolGeraldine Johnson School, Hallen School, Harding High School, J.F.K. Campus, John Winthrop School, Luis Munoz Marin School, Madison School (District 132), Madison School (District 133), Park City Magnet School, Read Middle School, Thomas Hooker SchoolWilbur Cross School

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, 6 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.

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 education! Your voting commitment will help us quantify our collective power and hold elected officials accountable. To complete your voting commitment, 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 questions, please email us at vote@faithactsedu.org.

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FaithActs for Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in 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're more than 40 churches and 400 members strong. Learn more about our team here.

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

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