- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut officials are reporting a brisk turnout and some problems on Election Day.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill expected voter turnout of about 75 percent Tuesday, about the same as it was in 2012. But officials say observations at polling places indicate the turnout number could end up being higher.

Merrill’s spokesman, Patrick Gallahue, says some wrong ballots were delivered to a polling place in northern Hartford, but the problem was detected quickly and few if any ballots had to corrected.

Long lines were reported in New Haven, and Merrill advised city officials to get extra staff.

Officials also reported a few voting machines broke down in some towns.

Gallahue says more than 9,000 people took advantage of same-day voter registration Tuesday.


This story has been corrected to show that the problem of wrong ballots delivered to a Hartford polling place was detected immediately, not more than an hour later.

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