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Election Day 2012: Strong Voter Turnout in Manchester

Where to vote, the list of candidates, and how the town voted in past elections. Check back mid-day for updates from the polling stations.

Updated, 4 p.m., Nov. 6, 2012 

As of 4 p.m., 54.7 percent of registered voters in Manchester had voted, putting the town on pace for a better turnout than the last presidential election four years ago. 

Updated, 3 p.m., Nov. 6, 2012 

Voting is continuing to hold strong in Manchester, according to information obtained from the Registrar's Office. 

As of 2 p.m., 45.7 percent of registered voters in town, or 13,228 people, had already voted. 

At Town Hall, a line stretched out the door with residents who were not registered to vote in town but still had the right to cast a presidential ballot. 

"It's been incredibly busy," said Town Clerk Joseph Camposeo, noting that his office had already processed more absentee ballots than the last presidential election four years ago. 

Updated, 10:30 a.m., Nov. 6, 2012

Voter turnout is already strong in Manchester. According to Republican Registrar Tim Becker, more than 20 percent of the town's registered voters had already voted by 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

"It's been busy," Becker told Patch. "At some places, they've had 10, 15 minute waits."

5,759 of the town's 28,928 registered voters had voted by 9 a.m. 

Becker said that voting manchines at Martin and Waddell schools had malfuncitioned, and that both polling places were running on backups. 

Original Story

Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012!

Today, Manchester residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the 1st Congressional District, a state Senator from the 4th Senate District and a state Representative from the 9th, 11th, 12th and 13th Assembly Districts.

See below for information on where to go to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how Manchester voted in 2008, the year of the last presidential election, and in 2010, the last mid-term election.

Read it over, then visit your local polling station between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. to make your voice heard! And be sure to check back with Patch for updates throughout the day, including the announcement of the winners as soon as votes are tallied.

Manchester Polling Stations

  • Voting
    Districts
    Locations 1 Robertson School 65 North School Street 2 Manchester High School Brookfield Street Entrance 3 Buckley School 250 Vernon Street 4 Waddell School 163 Broad Street 5 Highland Park School 397 Porter Street 6 Martin School 140 Dartmouth Road 7 Keeney School 179 Keeney Street 8 Verplanck School 126 Olcott Street

How Manchester Voted in 2008 (74% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman)

PRESIDENT

  • Obama-Biden (D) — 17,782 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 8,457 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, XXX DISTRICT

  • John B. Larson (D) — 16,048 votes
  • Joe Visconti (R) — 6,211 votes

4th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Mary Ann Handley (D) — 13,746 votes
  • David H. Blackwell (R) — 9,417 votes

8th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Jason Rojas (D) — 2,401 votes
  • Clinton E. Thomas (R) — 2,369 votes

12th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Ryan P. Barry (D) — 8,334 votes
  • None (R) —None

13th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • John W. Thompson (D) — 4,961 votes
  • Cheri Ann Pelletier (R) — 2,673 votes

How Manchester Voted in 2010 (57% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; SA=Socialist Action)

U.S. SENATE

  • Blumenthal (D) — 10,083 votes
  • McMahon (R) — 6,604 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, XXX DISTRICT

  • John B. Larson (D) — 10,110 votes
  • Ann Brickley (R) — 6,251 votes

4th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Steve Cassano (D) — 9,903 votes
  • Stewart "Chip" Beckett (R) — 6,696 votes

9th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Jason Rojas (D) — 1,950 votes
  • Dennis A. Brenner (R) — 1,996 votes

12thth ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Geoff Luxenberg (D) — 4,357 votes
  • Matt Peak (R) — 3,244 votes

13th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • John W. Thompson (D) — 3,194 votes
  • Cheri Ann Pelletier (R) — 2,199 votes

Click here for a list of Manchester's ballot questions. 

Bill November 06, 2012 at 01:53 PM
District 2 at the High School ran very smoothly early this morning. I arrived at 6 am and at 6:19 I was on my way home.
David Moran November 06, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Good to know, Bill. Thanks!

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