There was low turn out for yesterday's primaries in Connecticut.
In Southbury, registered Republicans opted to have incumbent First Selectman Jeff Manville be the candidate on the November ballot. He garnered 1,098 votes compared to GOP endorsed candidate Jennifer Naylor's 682 votes. Manville, who is seeking a third term, will face Democratic challenger Rich Boritz in a couple of months. Naylor, who is a member of the Board of Selectmen, will be unable to qualify to run for a selectmen seat in November.
Five candidates have been selected in Ridgefield to run for the Board of Education as Republicans. None of the five are current members of the Board. Candidate Darrin McGuire, who petitioned his way onto the primary ballot, did not received enough votes to qualify for the ballot in November. The other five up for election in yesterday's primary will advance. There was low turn out among registered Republicans in Ridgefield with about 450 voting, compared to the registered 5,800 eligible voters.
The Democratic First Selectman and Selectman race in Oxford was so close, according to preliminary numbers from the Secretary of the State's Office, that there could be an automatic recount. Challenger Betti Hellman received three more votes than Scott Flaherty to be on the November ballot. Heather Ann Haney beat Democrat Party-endorsed candidate Leslie Kerwin 180 to 159 votes. If there's a recount that shows the same results, Hellman would run against incumbent Republican George Temple in a few months.