It’s average turnout for a non-presidential election, according to Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz. But selected towns and cities are coming in a little higher than others. Here are some running totals, By 9 a.m., Danbury reported 10-percent turnout; New Canaan, 7.6 percent. By 10:30, Stamford saw 12 percent; Monroe 11 percent; and Greenwich 17.7 percent. By 11 a.m., Bridgeport reported 11.5 percent turnout; and Ridgefield 16.4 percent.
The Associated Press quoted Bysiewicz as saying that statewide turnout in various towns by 9 a.m. was between 7 percent and 22 percent and that no problems have been reported at polling sites where Connecticut voters are choosing a new governor, U.S. senator and five constitutional officers.
The race for U.S. Senate, which pits Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal against Republican Linda McMahon, a former wrestling executive, has attracted the most national attention.Republican Tom Foley and Democrat Dan Malloy are vying for governor.Polls opened at 6 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m.