In May 2012, the Republican Town Committee endorsed Carey Schierloh as their candidate for Registrar of Voters.  Carey is excited for this new opportunity after being an Owner/Operator for 20 years. As Secretary for the Republican Town Committee, she has kept the party informed of elections, conventions, caucuses, and insured compliance with all state and local laws. 

While she was an Owner/Operator, she not only managed her own business but also played a leadership role in many town organizations including the Owner/Operator contract committee, the bus routing committee, PTA, the NHS Band Parents and Newtown Bible Church.  With regard to her role within the Owner/Operator organization, she organized people, maintained the records for the Owner/Operator contract committee and helped the school district improve the efficiencies of the bus routes.

Carey's Initial Goals as Registrar

Increase Voter Participation/Registration

    • Educate High School and Middle School students about the importance of voting, have mock elections, encourage students to train and work at polls
    • Reach out to seniors, offer demonstrations of how to use the voting machines
    • Voter registration drives at High School, Senior Center, special functions
    • Send "how-to-register" notices to new and/or unregistered residents
    • Work with town boards and organizations (PTA's, Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, Newtown Neighbors & Newcomers) to "Get Out the Vote"

Increase Efficiency of Registrar's Office

    • Review Registrar budget and determine if there is an opportunity to get better pricing from vendors
    • Review current processes for the opportunity to make them more efficient
    • Review voter rolls to ensure information is accurate and current

Did you know?...

  • Carey has lived in Newtown for 35 years.  Her husband Ed has lived in Newtown since he was 8.  He attended Newtown schools, as did their four children – they even had some of the same teachers as Ed!
  • Carey and her husband Ed met in high school while they both worked at Masonicare (Buckingham Gardens back then)
  • Carey loves to quilt. In the past 3 years, Carey has focused on baby quilts for family and friends

What do Republicans Think?

Carey Schierloh is a dedicated, hard-working, team player.  She is detail oriented and has proven herself as a reliable, community volunteer.  She believes in the same philosophy as quoted by Walter H. Judd: "People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote -- a very different thing."  

Vote for Carey Schierloh in the Republican Primary!

August 14, 2012

Reed Intermediate School

6am ~ 8pm