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Parking, notification complaints at Central

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Voting traffic was fairly slow at Central High School in Bridgeport between 5 and 6 p.m. Tuesday. Most of those casting a ballot didn’t want to discuss their voting choice, but were willing to discuss other aspects of voting. For instance, Mozella Burns of Park Avenue was one of the city residents who received postcards […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport primary

Voter claims he was improperly turned away

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Robin Horlman, a 49 year-old contractor and lifelong Democrat, said he was turned away at the polls after being told he was unaffiliated. The polling officials said he changed to unaffiliated status in January, but he claims he never changed. “I’ve lived for Bridgeport for 20 years and have been a Democrat since I was […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Seec complaints about 20

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As of 6 pm, the State Election Enforcement Commission reported about 20 calls to the election complaint hotline Tuesday. Many were innocuous, like people who’ve voted Democrat their whole lives but aren’t registered with the party wondering why they’d been turned down from voting (not eligible), according to Kevin Ahern, an attorney in the SEEC […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Some UB students turned away at polls

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BRIDGEPORT — A U.B. senior who registered to vote several weeks ago is one of about two dozen students turned away at Roosevelt School Tuesday. The 20-year old student, who declined to give her name, arrived at the poll with her roommate, Megan Ey, 20, on the university shuttle at about 3:30 p.m. Neither girl […] [Read More]
Categories: General

It’s a long day for those who give rides to the polls

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From staff writer John Burgeson: BRIDGEPORT –– For most it’s a labor of love. For some it’s a labor of love with a tank of gas thrown in. They’re the people who give rides to the polls on election day, and on Tuesday, dozens found themselves driving all over the city to pick up the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

UB is offering students free rides to the polls

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BRIDGEPORT — University of Bridgeport spokeswoman Leslie Geary says it’s a service offered every year, not just when Mary-Jane Foster, vice president of university relations is waging a hard fought primary battle for mayor.  Still, an email blast went out today from the Scribe, the university’s student-run campus newspaper reminding students that there is a […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Less than 200 people have voted at JFK Campus

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BRIDGEPORT — The JFK Campus in Success area of the city is eerily quiet with just a handful of people voting at a time. The machine count shows that roughly 180 out of 2,555 registered Democrats have voted so far. Six more hours to go until the polls close! [Read More]
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Secretary of State’s office says “no problem at polls”

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Designees from the Secretary of State’s office, so far, have reported no problems at any of the polling places they’ve visited today. “No problems whatsoever,” said Av Harris, spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office, which is overseeing balloting in today’s Democratic mayoral primary race. “I just checked in with one of the people in […] [Read More]