Some Hartford residents have been waiting in line at the Hartford City Hall for more than three hours trying to vote for a president.
Residents were waiting to receive provisional ballots in a line that extended from the atrium to the back door of the basement Tuesday night. People were still in long lines after 8 p.m.
According to the state of Connecticut website, a resident may apply for and be issued a provisional ballot if the person does one of the following items:
Appear at the polling place and declare that you are a voter in the municipality, and you are eligible to vote in the primary or election for federal office in the polling place, but your name does not appear on the official registry list for the polling place;
The Registrars determine that your name cannot be restored to the voting list under section 9-42 or transferred from another polling place under section 9-35 of the Connecticut general statutes; or
The Moderator decides that your name appears on the registry list and you have been challenged pursuant to sections 9-232 to 9-232(f), inclusive, of the general statutes are not eligible to vote in the primary or election for federal office; or
Any first-time voter required to produce identification, who is unable to do so; and
Individuals who vote after the polls close in an election for federal office as a result of a federal or state court order, or any other order extending the time established for closing the polls by a state law in effect 10 days before the date of that election.
A first-time voter must present a "current and valid photo identification" or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address, according to the state of Connecticut website.
In Bridgeport, there were long lines and some voters waited three hours at the Harding High School. However, everyone was allowed to vote since they were in line before 8 p.m. and there were no ballot shortages.
For all the latest, up-to-the-minute election results and news, check out our special section by clicking here.
You can also download our free app for your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android and/or Kindle Fire devices to watch live coverage of races across Connecticut.
Copyright 2012 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:10 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:10:01 GMT
The fiance of a 40-year-old man, who was shot and killed after trying to sell electronics off Craigslist in Hartford, speaks to Eyewitness News for the first time Tuesday. Felix DeJesus, of Cromwell, wasMore >
The girlfriend of a 40-year-old man, who was shot and killed after trying to sell electronics off Craigslist in Hartford, speaks to Eyewitness News for the first time Tuesday.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:58:27 GMT
A New York man was arrested for making threatening phone calls to the families of the victims of the Newtown school shooting and Connecticut lawmakers. On Dec. 14, 20 first graders and six adults wereMore >
A New York man was arrested for making threatening phone calls to the families of the victims of the Newtown school shooting and Connecticut lawmakers.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:02:49 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >
A news release from the FBI Boston division stated the shooting took place early Wednesday when Ibragim Todashev, the shooting victim, started a "violent confrontation."More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:40:27 GMT
A house fire in Ellington may have occured after it was struck by lightning Tuesday night. Few details were being released, but officials said the fire occured at 8 Zimmerman Way just before 8 p.m. ThereMore >
A house in Ellington may have been struck by lightning Tuesday night.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:26 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:26:23 GMT
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the all of northern Connecticut until 9 p.m.National Weather Service officials said people should be on the lookout for threatening weather and to pay attentionMore >
Tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in Litchfield county Tuesday evening as severe weather moved into the state.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:03 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:03:06 GMT
A family spokesperson told Eyewitness News that the body of a missing Eastern Connecticut State University student was found dismembered. Alyssiah Wiley was last seen since April 20 when she said she wasMore >
A family spokesperson told Eyewitness News that the body of a missing Eastern Connecticut State University student was found dismembered.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:23 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:23:52 GMT
Happy Saturday, Rain is on its way – as expected – but it will not hamper the entire weekend. Early this morning, there will be low clouds, fog and drizzle in many parts of Connecticut. This will haveMore >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:50 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:50:35 GMT
As emergency crews continue their desperate search for survivors in the wake of the devastating tornado that leveled most of Moore, OK, Channel 3 Eyewitness News is teaming up with the American Red CrossMore >
As emergency crews continue their desperate search for survivors in the wake of the devastating tornado that leveled most of Moore, OK, Channel 3 Eyewitness News is teaming up with the American Red Cross to hold a fundraiser for victims.More >