Special Election Voter Turnout Could Be 10 Percent

By Amy Parmenter
|  Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011  |  Updated 6:39 AM EDT
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Voters in 18 Connecticut cities and towns will go to the polls on Tuesday for an unprecedented number of special elections.

There are nine special elections to fill three state Senate seats and six seats in the House, most of which were vacated by politicians who took positions with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration.

The Secretary of the State's office expects voter turnout to be as low as 10 percent in some districts but, a spokesman says it might be higher in a few of the more hotly contested races, like the race for State Senate District 6, which includes New Britain mayor Tim Stewart (R) and GA District 36, which includes former TV personality Janet Peckinpaugh (R).

Today's special elections are: 

  • State Senate district 6, covering Berlin, New Britain and part of Farmington
  • State Senate district 13, covering Meriden, Middlefield and parts of Cheshire and Middletown
  • State Senate district 27, covering parts of Darien and Stamford
  • General Assembly district 20, covering part of West Hartford
  • General Assembly district 25, covering parts of new Britain
  • General Assembly district 36, covering the towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex and Haddam
  • General Assembly district 99, covering part of East Haven
  • General Assembly district 101, covering the town of Madison and part of Guilford
  • General Assembly district 126, covering part of Bridgeport

For more information, check the list on the Secretary of the State’s Web site.

Anyone with problems on Election Day can either email the Secretary of the State at elections@ct.gov or call 1-866-733-2463.
 

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