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Election Day 2019 Results

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Younger Voters Turn Out on Election Day

    Many first-time voters headed to the polls on Election Day Tuesday. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019)

    Election Day is over. Here's a look at results from cities and towns across the state.

    Connecticut Election Results

    View town-by-town election results here.

    Towns and Cities Vote for Mayor

    In New HavenJustin Elicker has claimed victory over incumbent Toni Harp, a reversal of the 2013 election when Harp first became mayor.

    In Hartford, the incumbent mayor, Luke Bronin, declared victory for a second term leading the capital city. Bronin, a Democrat, was running against James Stanley McCauley, who was on the Republican ticket, and W. Michael Downes, Giselle Gigi Jacobs, Aaron Lewis and former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez as four petitioning candidates.

    In Middletown, Democratic candidate Ben Florsheim claimed victory over Republican Seb Giuliano for the open mayoral seat.

    Florsheim moved to Middletown nine years ago to attend Wesleyan University and after graduation he did community outreach for U.S. Senator Chris Murphy.

    Hamden's Democratic Mayor Curt Leng claimed victory for a third term.

    In New Britain, incumbent Republican Mayor Erin Stewart has declared victory over Democratic challenger Chris Porcher.

    Waterbury mayor Neil O'Leary declared victory over challenger Ray Work in his bid for re-election.

    In Bridgeport, the incumbent mayor, Joseph Ganim, claimed victory over Republican John Rodriguez.

    In the primary, Ganim beat Senator Marilyn Moore, who was hoping voters would write her in. 

    In Bristol, Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, the incumbent mayor, beat out Dante Tagariello, a tax accountant in his 20s, on the Republican ticket. 

    New London Mayor Michael Passero won re-election over Republican challenger Marty Olsen.

    These are just some of the races to be decided Tuesday. See full election results here.

    Voter Turnout in Connecticut

    On Wednesday morning, the Secretary of the State reports 31 percent voter turnout with 654 out of 669 precincts reporting.

    As of 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the Secretary of the State was reporting 32 percent voter turnout with 400 of 669 precincts reported.

    For town-by-town voter turnout information, visit the Secretary of the State's website.

    At 4 p.m., the Secretary of the State was reporting 18.7 percent voter turnout for municipal elections, though some communities had not yet reported in their numbers.

    "It’s about on track,” Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said Tuesday afternoon. “There are certain towns where there might be a more hotly contested race whether a small town or big town. The cities tend to have their primary race tends to be the biggest election so their turnout tends to be a little lower. Right now in some of them are in single digits. The highest we get around this time of day is 30 percent."

    By comparison, last year for congressional midterm elections the state’s voter turnout was 66 percent.

    On an average presidential election year, Connecticut usually sees 75 to 80 percent turnout.

    Some towns reported malfunctioning voting machines, but Merrill said they had not received any reports of major issues.

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