Eric Johnson was 18 and voting for the first time during the so-called Republican Revolution of ’94, when dissatisfaction with President Bill Clinton — and the economy, and a stab at health care reform — resulted in big wins for the GOP in Congress. We all know how that turned out. “I’m not going to Read More
Bethel voting is steady but not yet remarkable, according to moderators at the town polling places. About 30 percent of registered voters had turned out by 3 p.m., which was less than the last mid-term election. Berry School has seen steady lines all day, according to Democratic registrar Mary O’Leary. Republican registrar Mary Legnard said she’d never Read More
U.S. Rep. Jim Himes’ campaign says allegations of voter fraud in Bridgeport coming from his opponent’s campaign are “blatantly false.” State Sen. Dan Debicella, the GOP challenger for the 4th Congressional District seat now held by Himes, sent out a release alleging that Himes’ staffers were inappropriately campaigning in the Registrar of Voters office. Those allegations Read More
Voter turnout in Milford will be higher than in a typical mid-term election, moderators said in midafternoon. By 10 a.m. 800 people had voted at Orange Avenue School, Barry Bonessi said, equalling the total turnout at that polling place in last year’s mayoral race. “Business is booming,” assistant registrar Sean Beirne said at 3 p.m. Read More
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the Republican lieutenant governor candidate, is hard at work this afternoon — in City Hall — while wearing his lucky pair of black oxfords. At about 3:30 p.m., Boughton said he was at City Hall preparing for an arbitration hearing with the city’s teachers union to be held later this afternoon. Boughton, as the city’s top elected Read More
We are hearing reports from voters that several polling places in Bridgeport ran out of ballots, and, in one case, it took two hours to get more of them. One woman said police were outside one polling place turning voters away. We are checking into this.
A woman came in to the Town Clerk’s office in Fairfield this morning to hand deliver her absentee ballot. Apparently she didn’t understand the concept of the absentee ballot and was not happy when told she had to go to her polling place and vote in person.
The Republican Registrar of Voters Mary Ann Doran said Tuesday afternoon that she was disappointed with the turnout so far at the polls. As of 3 p.m., she said about 32 percent of the registered voters had cast their ballots. The turnout, she said, looks more like a municipal than a state election. The heaviest Read More