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Voters head to the polls Tuesday morning for Connecticut's primary

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Polls open at 6 a.m. on Tuesday for Connecticut's primary (WFSB) Polls open at 6 a.m. on Tuesday for Connecticut's primary (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The countdown is on until the polls open for Connecticut’s primary election on Tuesday.

Candidates have been spending the last few days making a final push in the state.

Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were in Connecticut over the weekend, as well as Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Republican candidate John Kasich visited Connecticut last Friday.

Sanders held a campaign event on Monday morning in Hartford, and former President Bill Clinton stumped for his wife in Hartford and New Haven on Monday.

Polls will open at 6 a.m. on Tuesday and will close at 8 p.m. Many schools will be open, so voters are being asked to not vote during school hours if possible.

To find your specific polling location, click here.

Connecticut isn’t the only state voting on Tuesday. Voters in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island will also head to the polls.

Connecticut has a history of voting for the underdog, and this year's race favors Bernie Sanders.

"One reason I think Bernie Sanders could win Connecticut, a lot of democrats I talked to...they know they're going to have to vote for her in the fall and they don't want to have to vote for her twice. They don't really like her very much either. I've never seen a year like this," said Kevin Rennie, of the Hartford Courant and Daily Ructions, on Face the State this week.

"It's very strange where there's no one everyone seems to like -- there's no one that's remotely likable. It's making this sort of choice -- let's pick the best of the bad lot," said Susan Bigelow, of CT News Junkie, on Face the State.

The primary races have had Connecticut voters racing to register. This month, the state registered one new voter every 55 seconds, however registration ended on Monday.

Secretary of State Denise Merrill said since January of 2016, more than 93,000 new voters have registered in Connecticut.

As of the close of business on Monday, 1,970,098 new voters had registered in Connecticut. Officials said 38 percent of them are democrats and 22 percent are republicans and 40 percent are unaffiliated.

To vote in the Connecticut primary, you must be registered as a democrat or republican. There is no cross-party voting, which means you must vote in the primary for your registered party. Unaffiliated voters cannot vote on Tuesday.

There will be no registering to vote at the polls on Tuesday.

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