UPDATED: Voter turnout on the increase in New Britain, Berlin, Newington

Published on Tuesday, 5 November 2019 17:28
Written by The Herald Staff and AP reports


HARTFORD - Polls have been open since early this morning across Central Connecticut and voters have been casting ballots in several local municipal government elections.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said voter turnout across Connecticut is “slow but steady,” according to the Associated Press. In New Britain, early reports indicated that some polling locations were busier than others.

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart told The Herald that 17% of registered voters had cast a ballot in the city as of 4:30 p.m.

The VFW Post 511 reported that 300 people had cast a ballot there as of 1:30 p.m. And in the Berlin VFW polling station is reporting 875 people have voted as of 4:30 p.m.

Poll workers are expecting an uptick in traffic by 5:30 p.m. as people leave work to cast their votes on the way home.

Voter turnout in Newington reached 28.19% at 5 p.m., registrars of voters told The Herald.

By early afternoon Tuesday, the Democrat had not heard of any problems at the polls. Officials ranging from mayors to zoning board members are being chosen in most cities and towns.

In New Britain, voters are deciding who will be the next mayor, casting votes for Common Council candidates and deciding who will be on the school board. Berlin and Newington are also choosing mayors and Southington and Plainville voters are casting ballots in several municipal races.

Polls close at 8 p.m.

Check back for updates throughout the day and evening.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 5 November 2019 17:28. Updated: Tuesday, 5 November 2019 17:31.