It’s down to the wire for primary voters in the race for Hartford’s mayor.
With polls slated to open Wednesday morning, incumbent Mayor Pedro Segarra and challenger Luke Bronin are making their final pushes in what’s expected to be a close race.
Registration for the primary closes at noon on Tuesday.
Since only Democrats can vote, both candidates said they are hoping for a solid turnout.
For the past several weeks, Segarra and Bronin have hit the campaign trail hard. They said they’ve gone door-to-door all over the capital city.
Segarra, who has been greatly outspent during the campaign, touted his experience.
Bronin, a newcomer to politics, raised enough money for three television advertisements. In them, he’s seeking support by drawing attention to the city’s spike in violent crimes and lack of jobs.
"We are trying to reach out to as many voters, hitting as many doors and small business owners and Hartford residents as we can,” Bronin said.
"I don't have to spend money for people to know who I am to introduce myself,” Segarra said. “But most importantly, I don't have to spend money to generate false information."
If Segarra loses the primary, he said he raised enough signatures to run as an independent. Bronin has not.
Voters looking to register for the primary can do so at Hartford City Hall.
Other voting information can be found on the secretary of the state's website here.
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