State officials predict 30 percent turnout for elections - WFSB 3 Connecticut

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State officials predict 30 percent turnout for elections

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Polls closed at 8 p.m. on Tuesday after a long day of campaigning and voting for people of Connecticut.

The polls opened at 6 a.m. for the 1.91 million active registered voters, though she only expected a 30 percent turnout.

"Many important local issues will face voters as they go to the polls for the 2015 municipal elections, and we are ready to vote," said Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.  "We are on the job for Election Day, keeping an eye on things to make sure we have an orderly election.

Merrill said she sought to remind voters about an Election Day hotline which is jointly monitored by the State Elections Enforcement Commission.

Merrill said 1-866-SEEC-INFO or 1-866-733-2463 can be called if any voters experience difficulty at the polls.

Emails can also be sent to elections@ct.gov.

“My office along with the State Elections enforcement Commission will be ready to respond if any problems arise,” Merrill said. “Our hotline is up and running, so please call or email us with any concerns.”

As far as locating a polling place, Merrill said people can head to www.myvote.ct.gov to find a list.

Merrill also said that voters must have an acceptable form of identification like a driver’s license, a bank statement, utility bill, pay stub or social security card.

“Any eligible citizens not yet registered can go to a central location in their city or town, register and vote on Tuesday,” Merrill said. “I urge all eligible voters to cast their ballot and make their voices heard."

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