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UPDATE: 8 P.M.

2019 Election Results

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UPDATE: 7 P.M.

With an hour to go before polls close, voters in Derby are lagging behind the 2017 totals when they chose Richard Dziekan over incumbent Democratic Mayor Anita Dugatto.

As of 7 pm 2,623 of the city’s 6,634 registered voters cast their ballot in the hotly contested race between Dziekan and Brian Coppolo, a Democratic newcomer and Bridgeport firefighter.

The percentages were down to 39.37 compared to the 44.5 percent who voted in 2017. Of those 1,641 voted at Bradley School and 971 at Irving

UPDATE: 6:50 P.M.

With a little more than an hour to go before polls close in Connecticut, Greenwich is looking at a good turnout for the municipal election headlined by the first selectman race between Republican Fred Camillo and Democrat Jill Oberlander.

According to totals from the town’s Registrars of Voters Office, as of 6:30 p.m., 15,856 people had voted in town, achieving a turnout of 42.27 percent, which is already ahead of 2017’s 39.86 turnout where 14,467 people voted.

Turnout was particularly strong in District 8, which could be a good sign for town Republicans as it is considered a Camillo stronghold since he grew up in the district and it is part of the 151st District he represents in Hartford. According to the town’s numbers, as of 6:30, there had been 1,971 votes cast there, outdistancing all other districts in town.

“We’ve had a very busy day,” Mary Patricia Wilson, moderator of District 8’s polling place at Eastern Middle School, said. “It’s been constant all day long. I don’t think half of our poll workers have taken their lunch breaks. It wasn’t as busy two years ago.”

UPDATE: 6:30 P.M.

With an hour-and-a-half left to vote, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said that only 8 percent of eligible voters had turned out to the polls in Bridgeport.

Compare that to Greenwich, where 31.9 percent of eligible voters went to the ballots by 6:30 p.m. In Danbury, there was a 25.5 percent turnout according to Merrill, 28.7 percent in Fairfield, 14.9 percent in Norwalk and 11.5 percent in Stamford.

UPDATE: 6 P.M.

In Derby, a total of 2,386 out of 6,634 possible voters cast ballots at of 6 p.m., precisely 35.97 percent of eligible voters.

East Haven voter turnout was 34 percent as of 6 p.m. -- 6,031 people had voted out of a total 17,818 registered voters, said Republican Registrar of Voters Donna Norman. That's up from 18.8 percent turnout at 1 p.m.

UPDATE: 5:30 P.M.

As of 5:30 p.m., voter turnout in Monroe has been a little bit low according to Republican Registrar of Voters Margaret Villani.

“We’re at 23.7 percent,” Villani said. The town’s Registrars of Voters page states that as of Nov. 5, there are 13,221 registered voters, nearly half of them are unaffiliated.

Republican First Selectman Ken Kellogg is running unopposed for the town’s top spot.

In the 2017 municipal elections, 30 percent of registered voters in Monroe came out to cast their ballots according to the Secretary of the State unofficial results.

UPDATE: 5:15 P.M.

There's been a steady stream of voters in and out of Norwalk’s Fox Run Elementary School Tuesday, according to moderator Ellen Wink.

Wink, who has worked the polls for the past decade, said she expects the turnout totals in District E to be higher than the city average, but added that it's likely on par with most municipal elections in recent years.

One of those voters, Andy Spitzer, an 11-year Norwalk resident, said that politics at the national level were what drove him to the polls Tuesday. In past elections, he would evaluate each candidate -- Republican or Democrat -- based on the issues. This year, he said, was different though.

"The way things are going I decided to vote down all one side for Democrats," Spitzer said. "I'm not too happy with the White House, so it was an easy choice this year."

UPDATE: 5:05 P.M.

Shelton voters continue to turn out in numbers greater than the past two municipal elections. At 5 p.m., 31 percent of city voters cast ballots, compared to 30 percent in 2015 and 25 percent in 2017, at the same time of day. In all, there have been 2,219 voters (34 percent) at Elizabeth Shelton School; 1,557 (23 percent) at Shelton Intermediate School; 2,169 (32 percent) at Long Hill School; and 2,039 (35 percent) at Mohegan School.

In Bridgeport, a Democratic candidate for the Zoning Board of Appeals is ineligible to represent the district from which he was nominated, according to local election officials.

The candidate, Stephen Shapiro, lives on Peters Lane, which is on the boundary between Town Council Districts 8 and 9.

As of 5 p.m. 31 percent of Derby's 6,634 registered voters cast their ballot in the hotly contested mayoral race between Incumbent Republican Mayor Richard Dziekan and Brian Coppolo, a political newcomer and Bridgeport firefighter.

That total is 6 percent less than those who turned out in 2017 to elect Dziekan over incumbent Mayor Anita Dugatto.

So far 2,921 people have voted at Irving School and 3,713 at Bradley School.

UPDATE: 4:40 P.M.

In the late afternoon at North Mianus School in Greenwich, voter turnout began to pick up again after peaking at 180 people from 8 to 9 a.m.

Moderator Rick Brooks said this year has been busy for only having municipal elections.

“That’s how I know it’s relatively busy, because people complained about the wait time,” he said, referring to the time it takes to fill out ovals for every Representative Town Meeting Candidate.

For some, Election Day doubled as a neighborhood reunion. Brooks said he sees parents he had not seen since their kids went to school together.

In the hallway, Donny Romeo and Juliann Schwartz looked for their familiar names painted inside goldfish on the wall. The named fish go back years, and recognizing names was like taking a trip down memory lane.

“I’m surprised to see this many people at this late in the afternoon,” Schwartz said, looking for her 21-year-old daughter’s name.

Romeo, who ran for constable and who went to North Mianus in the early 1960s, said people are energized this year.

“The posters tell it all,” he said.

At the Republican tent, school board member Peter Sherr said he has noticed more Republicans this year - motivated by First Selectman candidate Fred Camillo - than last year, when Democrats came out in fuller force.

“Last year was a referendum on Trump,” Republican Board of Education candidate Karen Kowalski said.

Ryan Fazio, a candidate for the Representative Town Meeting, was also outside. The only person who mentioned Trump told him: “Fred’s not for (President Donald) Trump. I’m not for Fred. I’m only voting for BET Republicans.”

The exchange referred to the signs that went up linking Trump and Camillo. Aside from these, the election has been clean, Sherr said.

The prospect of change motivated Hilda Munoz to vote. She voted for Democrat candidates and said schools are very important.

“I hope there is change,” she said. “I think things will be better than they were.”

UPDATE: 4:15 P.M.

In New Haven, Luz Catarineau Colville, Democratic moderator at downtown’s 7th Ward, said there was a steady flow of voters all day with 450 voting by midday.

She said they were coming in 30 to 70 voters at a clip with a large crowd expected after work.

Colville said the operation, which has been enhanced as a run-through for the 2020 presidential election, was running smoothly with more seasoned poll workers teaching the new workers the process.

A call was placed to the Secretary of the State's office from a representative of a candidate running for office in Bridgeport, asking what would happen if the write-in candidate bin filled up. But a spokesperson for the SOTS said that's unlikely to happen.

Write-in bins can collect up to a thousand ballots per machine, said Gabe Rosenberg, SOTS communications director. "Given what the voter turnout generally is in Bridgeport, it's unlikely" that the bins will fill up by the time polls close at 8 p.m., he said.

But should the bins become full, Rosenberg said, the write-in ballots would be emptied into secure bags where they would be counted at the end of the night, and then secured again when counting was complete.

However, Rosenberg stressed that the person who called the SOTS office from Bridgeport did not appear to feel that there was an immediate possibility of the bins filling up. "They just asked what would happen," he said.

UPDATE: 4 P.M.

A slow, but steady stream of voters were making their way through the polls at the Nathaniel Ely Elementary School in Norwalk, which served as the polling site for District B2. By 4 p.m., 172 residents had cast their votes.

This year, Norwalk residents are voting for mayor, and though turnout for municipal elections has been poor historically, as of 4 p.m., 10,223 people had cast ballots over the 9,630 who had voted by the same time in the last mayoral race in 2017.

Despite the mayoral race between the incumbent, Democrat Harry Rilling, and unaffiliated, yet Republican-endorsed candidate Lisa Brinton, many voters said they came to the polls out of a sense of civic duty.

“We are citizens and it’s our obligation,” said Glenda Figuora. “It’s very important to select a good person for Norwalk.”

Figuroa, who has lived in Norwalk about 30 years, said she prefers Rilling due to his track record with keeping Norwalk safe and clean, as well as his connection with the Hispanic community. Figuroa, a native of Nicaragua, said she’s met the mayor through her church community and said he’s made an effort to speak Spanish with residents who use it as their first language.

“Rilling is very friend,” she said. “He tries to understand Hispanic people.”

UPDATE: 3:25 P.M.

Wallingford voter turnout is running at about 24.9 percent of the town’s 27,000 registered voters, according to election officials.

In Stamford, voters said they felt obligated to exercise their rights as electors.

“It’s important to vote, and definitely exercise your right,” said Brandon Villeda, a student at UConn-Stamford, who voted at Stamford High School Tuesday afternoon. “It’s a duty we should all be doing, especially us young people.”

Villeda said he felt compelled to vote because local elections have more of an impact on his day-to-day life than federal elections. He mentioned the recent Stamford plastic bag ban as an example of local changes that directly affect him.

“I feel the effects more locally than federally,” he said.

Johnny Vines, moderator at the Stamford High School polling location, said just under 10 percent of the roughly 3,200 registered voters in District 12 had voted by 3 p.m.

Sheila Williams-Brown, assistant registrar for District 5, said about 200 people had voted by 3 p.m. at the Yerwood Center in the West Side. She said there was a steady, if light, stream of voters throughout the day.

Adriana Molina, who voted at Stamford High School, said she felt obligated to vote, particularly in “today’s political arena.”

“I can’t complain if I don’t vote,” she said.

UPDATE: 2:45 P.M.

Bayrin Vargas of Danbury was at Shelter Rock School in Danbury to vote Tuesday afternoon. All voting booths were full as people filled out both sides of their ballots.

Poll workers said it has been a busy day, and voting numbers seemed to be up from last year. There were also a large number of first-time voters, according to workers.

Democratic mayoral candidate Chris Setaro was pacing in the parking lot on his phone while his supporters displayed posters and signs.

Setaro is locked in a competitive battle against long-time GOP Mayor Mark Boughton for the city’s top elected office.

UPDATE 2:30 P.M.

According to the Greenwich Registrars of Voters, 11,220 votes had been cast a little before 2:30 p.m. equaling a turnout of 29.96 percent.

Out of all of the town’s 12 districts, at close to 2:30 p.m., the biggest turnout was in District 8, which covers most of Cos Cob. The registrar’s turnout results showed 1,357 votes there which exceeded the 1,234 in District 12 and 1,149 in District 6.

There’s just one problem in Greenwich: The pens at polling places are running out of ink. Really.

Town wide voter turnout in Cheshire was at about 22 percent at 2:30 p.m., according to election officials. Cheshire Democratic Registrar Tom Smith said in previous municipal elections, total turnout by the time the polls close at 8 p.m. is usually between 32 percent and 35 percent,

UPDATE 2 P.M

In East Haven, where there’s a three-way race for mayor between Republican “Big Steve” Tracey, Democrat Joe Carfora and independent Bonifacio “Oni” Sioson, 3,333 of the town’s 17,818 registered voters — 18.8 percent — had cast votes as of 1 p.m., said Republican Registrar of Voters Donna Norman.

That’s slightly behind the 2017 election, in which about 19.5 percent cast ballots by 1 p.m. East Haven has 7,913 unaffiliated voters, 5,871 registered Democrats, 3,686 registered Republicans and 298 voters registered with minor parties, according to the Secretary of the State’s office.

Shelton voters are turning out in numbers greater than the past two municipal elections. At 2 p.m., 22 percent of city voters cast ballots, compared to 21 percent in 2015 and 18 percent in 2017, at the same time of day. In all, there have been 1,571 voters (24 percent) at Elizabeth Shelton School; 1,132 (17 percent) at Shelton Intermediate School; 1,574 (23 percent) at Long Hill School; and 1,495 (26 percent) at Mohegan School.

UPDATE: 1:54 PM

Follow Secretary of State Denise Merrill on Twitter.

She updates voter turnout numbers often and provides usual election information.

UPDATE: 1.41 PM

As of 1 p.m., 20.27 percent of Derby voters cast ballots.

In 2017 at 1 p.m., the percentage turnout was 24.71 percent.

A steady stream of voters filed through the First Presbyterian Church in Stamford around 1:30pm.

“Voters are getting warmed up for next year,” said Miriam Hertz, an election official at the church who said turnout is higher than normal for a year with solely local elections.

Fellow official David Avery agreed, saying the turnout was more than expected. “We’re taking bets and I’m thinking we have 20 percent,” Avery said of his prediction for the percent of those registered who show up to vote.

People began lining up at 6 a.m. and continued to come throughout the day, Hertz added, noting there’d been no more than five minutes without a new voter arriving at the church.

Robin Druckman and Joe Pigott stood outside the church greeting voters on behalf of Stamford’s Democratic City Committee. The DCC provided rides for several people who came to the wrong polling location said Druckman, who’d been standing outside the church since noon.

“It seems a little better than 2015,” said Pigott, referencing the last solely municipal election.

UPDATE: 1:17 PM

In Greenwich, voter turnout topped 25 percent as of 1 p.m. Tuesday. A total of 9,392 voters have cast ballots so far, according to the town of Greenwich website.

Voters are choosing the next leader of the town, with Republican Fred Camillo and Democrat Jill Oberlander running for the position of first selectman in Greenwich.

UPDATE: 1 P.M.

Shortly before 1 pm Derby State Reps Themis Klarides and her sister, Nicole, arrived at Bradley School with Seymour First Selectman Kurt Miller to discuss last minute strategy with Derby Mayor Richard Dziekan. Dziekan is locked in a close race with Brian Coppolo, a Democrat who is a Bridgeport firefighter.

“It’ll be interesting to see the results coming off what happened last November,” said Themis Klarides. Last November the Republicans lost several seats in the General Assembly.

She is closely watching the races in Fairfield, Greenwich and Madison where the Republicans have strong candidates.

Miller, who is running unopposed in Seymour, was making the rounds in the Valley where Republicans hold the chief executive positions in Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton.

UPDATE: 12:25 PM

Trumbull political insiders in town say to keep an eye on District 4.

Trumbull’s so-called super district is 20 percent larger than the other three, and has been growing the fastest.

In 2015 there were 6,902 registered voters in the district. In 2017 it was 7,469. The most recent voter survey showed 7,594 on July 20, but the town has registered 350 more voters since then.

UPDATE: 12:04 PM

At noon Derby Mayor Richard Dziekan was outside Bradley School greeting voters.

He is expecting State Rep Themis Klarides to arrive later.

Inside moderator Tim Lionetti was running a tight ship.

“We got 753 voters so far. That’s a good turnout this early,” he said.

Dziekan,a first term mayor is locked in a tight race with Democrat Brian Coppolo, a Bridgeport firefighter.

UPDATE: 11:30 AM

As of 11:22 a.m., 266 votes had been cast at Stillmeadow Elementary School in Stamford.

“Safety and education are what concerns me most,” Malena Pastor, who was readying up to vote along with her daughter, Mia, said.

A local district with a special election for a seat on the city’s Board of Representatives, voter turnout has been steady per Moderator Sonya Van Norden.

“Maybe around lunchtime time there will be more people,” Van Norden said.

The two candidates vying for the seat on the city’s legislative board, Democrat Jeff Curtis and Republican Anthony Spadaccini have been on site since 6 a.m.

“I’m feeling great,” Spadaccini, accompanied by his wife, said.

“It’s going to be a race,” Curtis, who was with his wife, Rose, and grandson,

UPDATE: 11:03 AM

As of 10 am 515 people voted in at Orange Avenue School in Milford’s First Ward.

“We’ve been averaging about 140 voters an hour,” said Brendan Casey, an assistant registrar who was stationed at the school. “We’ll get close to 1,000 voting here.”

The early numbers were a surprise to Carl Moore, the moderator.

“I didn’t expect that many to be out this early,” he said. “It’s more than the last mayoral election.

He said the biggest crowds will come during lunch hour and after work lets out.

Outside Republican Alderman Tony Giannattasio stood under an umbrella while greeting voters. “It’s gotten quieter in the last few minutes,” he said as a steady drizzle rained down.

UPDATE: 10:59 AM

Derby poll numbers form Town/City Clerk Marc J. Garofalo.

Regular Election - November 5, 2019

Total Voting

Total Voters

Percentage Voting

8:00 AM

04-01 - Irving

19

721

2.64%

04-02 - Irving

105

2200

4.77%

14-01 - Bradley

48

1067

4.50%

14-03 - Bradley

156

2646

5.90%

Total

328

6634

4.94%

9:00 AM

04-01 - Irving

36

721

4.99%

04-02 - Irving

178

2200

8.09%

14-01 - Bradley

80

1067

7.50%

14-03 - Bradley

249

2646

9.41%

Total

520

6634

7.84%

10:00 AM

04-01 - Irving

51

721

7.07%

04-02 - Irving

240

2200

10.91%

14-01 - Bradley

135

1067

12.65%

14-03 - Bradley

427

2646

16.14%

Total

853

6634

12.86%

UPDATE: 10:54 AM

UPDATE: 10:22 AM

Shelton turnout strong early, with parking lots at Long Hill and Elizabeth Shelton schools full. Through 9 am, turnout stands at 10.4 percent compared to 6 percent at the same time in the 2017 municipal election.

UPDATE: 10:14 AM

Voter turnout in Trumbull is running ahead of 2017’s municipal election as of 9 a.m., according to the town registrar.

As of 9 a.m. 2,061 Trumbull voters had cast a ballot, about 8 percent. Two years ago 9 a.m. turnout was 1,904, which is about 7 percent.

District 3, in the northwest part of town, has been the busiest, with more than 600 residents stopping by Madison Middle School to vote.

District 4, roughly consisting of the areas west of Reservoir Ave. and Church Hill Road, and voting at Middlebrook Elementary School, also has turnout over 600. But District 4, the so-called superdistrict, also has about 20 percent more voters than the other three.

Turnout in District 1, east of Route 25 and bordered to the south by Booth Hill Road and voting at Hillcrest Middle School, is over 400 in turnout. District 2, which runs from Old Town Road to Reservoir Ave., has seen turnout just under 400 at St. Joseph High School.

UPDATE: 9:25 AM

In Stamford, voters on Tuesday morning were trickling in to Julia A. Stark Elementary School in Stamford’s Glenbrook neighborhood.

By about 8:15 a.m., a little over two hours since the voting opened, 79 residents had cast their votes.

Although the school’s gymnasium was nearly empty of voters, polling supervisor Daniela Russo said she thought the turnout in this off-year election was pretty good.

Mark Nowotarski, 63, may have summed it up for many voters swinging by the polls this morning. When asked why he came out he said, “Just to stay in the habit of voting. Just keep it going,” he said.

Did he have any issues he was particularly interested? No, he said, “I’m just going to vote the party line.”

A young woman named Jessica said she was there because every vote counts. “It counts, there’s too much going on in this city. You see the video of the cops doing what they do. There are people in higher positions that think they can get away with things, so I got to make my vote count,” She said.

City Budget Director Jay Fountain, 82, was also among the early voters.

Fountain said, “I think it is very important because we are voting for the board of finance. It is important to keep the democratic majority and the Board of Education. They are both very important races and both very important committees.”

Fountain said it was important to keep school renovations going in Stamford.

UPDATE: 9:20 AM

In Fairfield, a poll worker at Roger Ludlow High School said turnout was steady, estimated about 100 voters an hour. Pretty good for an off-year election.

UPDATE: 8:20 AM

In New Haven, Natalie Elicker, the wife of Democratic mayoral candidate Justin Elicker, urged people to cast their ballot for him.

“I am, like so many of you, excited at the wonderful possibilities ahead for our community. With a compassionate and committed leader like Justin, these possibilities are within reach.”

Jim Shay, John Nickerson, Donald Eng, Michael P. Mayko, Rob Ryser, Brian Gioiele and Humberto Juarez contributed to this story.