- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Bridgeport elections officials say they’re prepared for any potential problems on Election Day to avoid a repeat of troubles that marred vote counting in 2010.

The Republican American reports (http://bit.ly/ZPL2ka ) that Republican registrar Linda Grace said the city has enough ballots. The city has ordered 68,021 ballots, one for each voter registered plus 20 percent, for Election Day registration.

Four years ago, Bridgeport ordered 21,000 ballots despite the state’s recommendation the city buy a ballot for every voter. The city at that time had 69,000 registered voters.

More voters than expected showed up at the polls and faced major delays at polling places. A court order kept 12 of the city’s 24 precincts open two hours late.

Democrat Dannel P. Malloy narrowly edged out Republican Tom Foley in 2010 after an audit of Bridgeport ballots.

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Information from: Republican-American, http://www.rep-am.com

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