Election Day 2012 in Darien

Darien Election Button 2012 preview

UPDATE — Darien’s voter turnout continues to drop below 2008 levels as of 6 p.m., with 64.7% or 8,474. In 2008, 67% of voters had turned out by now.

As of 5 pm, Darien’s voter turnout has now dropped below 2008 turnout. 7,932 voters have turned out or 60.6%. In 2008, that number was 62.4%.

4 p.m.: Darien’s turnout is slightly under the 2008 turnout at this time, with 7,422 casting ballots this time around, which is 56.7% of registered voters. In 2008, 58% had voted by 4 p.m.

As of 2 p.m., 6,574 or 50.2% have voted. In 2008, that number was 47.6%.

As of 1 p.m., just under half, 46.3%, or 6,069,  of Darien’s registered voters have voted. In 2008, that percentage was at 43.2%.

As of noon, 5,514 Darien voters cast their vote in today’s election, or 42.1%. In 2008, 37.6 had voted by noon. In the referendum on the Shuffle in December, 4,055 was the voter count for the whole day.

As of 11 a.m. 4, 776 Darienites have voted in this year’s election. That is 36.5% of the town’s registered voters. In 2008, 31.3% had voted by 11.

As of 10 a.m., 3,973 Darienites have shown up at the polls, or 30.3%. That is a 5% increase from 2008′s presidential election.

9 a.m. — As of 9 a.m. 3,163, or 24.1% of Darien’s registered voters have turned out to vote in this year’s election.

As the town’s outages from Hurricane Sandy finally dwindle to almost full restoration over a week later, Darienites are flocking to polls to cast their vote in this year’s election.

As of last Wednesday, there were 2,429 Democrats, 6,277 Republicans,  and 4,314 unaffiliated registered to vote in Darien.

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As of 8 a.m., 17% or 2,226 of Darien’s registered voters have cast their ballot. Because the school district decided to hold classes on Election Day instead of a staff development day, the schools superintendent asked that voters avoid voting at certain times. Polls opened at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

School polling sites include Darien High School, Hindley School, Holmes School, Ox Ridge School, and Tokeneke School.  Voting will also occur at Town Hall.  Polls will be open between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Based on student arrival and departure times, there will be a 30 minute period in the morning and afternoon when traffic will be heaviest.  Your consideration of voting at a time other than those listed below is appreciated. These times for the respective sites are as follows:

•  Darien High School    8:45 am – 9:15 am      &         2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

•  Hindley School           9:40 am – 10:10 am    &         2:40 pm – 3:10 pm

•  Holmes School           10:15 am – 10:45 am  &         3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

•  Ox Ridge School        10:15 am – 10:45 am  &         3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

•  Tokeneke School        9:40 am – 10:10 am    &         2:40 pm – 3:10 pm

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