Connecticut's roughly 1.2 million registered Democrats and Republicans will go to the polls to choose their candidates for the November election. Unaffiliated voters, the largest single voting bloc, are not allowed to participate in Tuesday's primary.
In Danbury, as of 1pm, voter turnout among Democrats is about 9-percent. Turnout is about double on the Republican side. In Brookfield's District 2 ballots are being cast at Center School because the water tank is being replaced at the high school.
The Election Day hotline at 866-SEEC-INFO (866-733-2463) and email address at email@example.com will be available throughout Election Day for anyone who witnesses voting irregularities. The hotline will be staffed by the State Elections Enforcement Commission, and the email address is staffed by both SEEC and the Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State.
Three Republicans — Southington state Senator Joe Markley, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart, and Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson are facing off to be the Lt govenror nominee. Two Democrats — former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and Newtown union organizer Eva Bermudez Zimmerman will fight for their parties’ nomination for lieutenant governor.
Stamford State Representative William Tong, Wethersfield Senator Paul Doyle and former federal prosecutor Chris Mattei of Hartford are seeking the Democrats’ attorney general nomination, while Pomfret state prosecutor Sue Hatfield and former Redding Representative John Shaban are the Republican candidates.
Two Republicans — retired investment officer Thad Gray and Westbrook state Senator Art Linares — and three Democrats — former Hartford City Council President Shawn Wooden, former Greenwich Wall Street trader Dita Bhargarva and Hartford attorney Arunan Arulampalam, are running for state treasurer.
There is also a Republican primary for comptroller, with Seymour First Selectman Kurt Miller facing a challenge from Litchfield businessman Mark Greenberg.
Republicans will choose between Manchester business owner Matthew Corey and Dominic Rapini, a national accounts manager from Branford, as their candidate to challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Chris Murphy.
In western Connecticut’s 5th congressional district, where incumbent Elizabeth Esty is not seeking re-election, former Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman and teacher Jahana Hayes are vying for the Democratic nomination. Former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos, retired university professor Ruby O’Neill of Southbury and Watertown manufacturing consultant Rich Dupont are seeking the Republican nomination.