Voters Move Slow and Steady to Windsor Polls

Despite close races for federal office, voter turnout is low in Windsor, Tuesday.

A ton of money has been spent this primary season in an effort to bash opponents and win a seat in the United States legislature, but one would question the impact if only looking at voter turnout numbers.

In Windsor, despite multiple high-profile races on the ballot — two for federal office, and one pitting Windsor's Mayor against the town Democratic committee chair — fewer than 2,000 eligible voters, those registered as members of either the Democratic or Republican party, showed up at the polls by 5 p.m.

As of that time, three hours still remained until polls closed; however, polling places across town have not seen an influx of voters returning from work to participate in the primary.

As of 5 p.m., 1,717 votes were cast in Windsor. By comparison, 2,261 votes were cast in the town's budget referendum in May, which included Independent party members.

Across Connecticut, voters are choosing their party's candidate for placement of the ballot in November when the seat currently held by U.S. Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, a former Democrat-turned-Independent, becomes open.

Windsor Democrats living in the southern end of town are also choosing their party's candidate for placement on the ballot to fill the fifth house district seat, which will be vacated in January when State Representative Marie Kirkley-Bey, who, like Lieberman, has announced her retirement.


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