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Slideshow: Primary day 2018
Polls close, voters await results for primary election
Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:19 AM EDTUpdated: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:04 PM EDT
The polls have closed on this Primary Election day, and now voters await the results.
Voters hit the polls all day on Tuesday, until they closed 8 p.m.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill recommended Tuesday morning that voters log onto www.myvote.ct.gov before they left their house to make sure they went to the right polling place.
Check here to see the latest primary day results.
In order to vote in a primary, voters have to be a member of one of the two major parties, Democrat or Republican.
If they’re an independent or an unaffiliated voter, they can’t vote.
There is no same-day registration for primaries. On Monday, there was a last minute rush at many town offices with people wanting to vote on Tuesday.
Once voters got to the polling place, they would be split up by the party of their choice.
“When you come into the polls, there is both a Democratic and Republican primary,” Merrill said. “So you will be divided into two groups and depending on if you’re a registered Democrat, you’ll be directed to that ballot and table. Then you’ll proceed to vote at your normal polling place.”
If voters don’t have a driver’s license, Merrill said they can bring something like a utility bill or a social security card.
She said since 2016, there has been an influx of 18 to 24-year-olds who have registered.
She expected a 20 to 25 percent turnout on Tuesday.
Voters told Channel 3 that they were excited to see what happens after the primary. They encouraged everyone to let their voices be heard.
“It seems like a lot more people have registered to vote,” said Andrea Pape, a voter. “I think it should be a good turnout., I’m hoping! Hopefully, the weather will hold up.”
“There will be some new leadership and we want to make sure we’re making the right choice,” said Jim Barry, who also voted on Tuesday.
For more on the Republican race for governor, read here.
To check in on the Democratic side of the gubernatorial race, read here.
Stay with Channel 3 for the latest on the primary elections.
Then, tune into Channel 3 at 10 p.m. for our primary day special and wrap up.
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