UPDATE: At 6 p.m., Voter Turnout Approaching 20 Percent; Polls Close at 8 p.m.

Mary Clark-Wilson said after a late afternoon numbers crunch, "we're on target to hit 20 percent."

Update at 6 p.m.: Republican Registrar Mary Clark Wilson said voting really picked up and by this evening was nearly 20 percent. The polls are open for another 2 hours, until 8 p.m.

Earlier today, Montville Patch caught up with voter Denise Gladue at the Mohegan Fire House. Gladue described herself as pro-union, a Democrat and said she would be voting for Tom Reynolds and Chris Murphy. 

"I'm a union person. I'm going to support Tom because he's done a lot of good for (Montville) and I like Chris Murphy. He believes in bringing work and jobs back to the middle class. That's what we need to hear."

Patch will bring you primary election results the minute we have them tonight. 




Update at 1:45 p.m.:

Of the 4,436 eligible voters, just 399 had cast ballots in the primary election today, according to Registrar of Voters (Republican) Mary Clark-Wilson. 

One voter said people that don't vote can complain about elected officlas and the job they do, but have little right to. 

"That's the way I was brought up," said Angelo Mejlas, of Montville. He said low voter turnout "tells me people are not interested."

"I don't know why this important part of our society, our right to vote isn't more important (to others)," Mejlas said. 

Original Story:

According to the Registrar of Voters and moderators in two poll locations, the turnout has been "very, very low."

"You expect that in a primary, but not this low," said Moderator John O'Keeffe at the Mohegan Fire House, the poll location for voters from Districts 2 and 5. At 8:45 a.m. there had been 40 voters. At Town Hall at 9 a.m., there had been 20, and that included the poll workers. 

Want to vote but don't know where to go?

Voting Districts 
· District 1 & 6, Town Hall Gymnasium 
· District 2 & 5, Mohegan Firehouse 
· District 3 & 4, Fair Oaks School

Polls are open until 8 p.m.

Check back throughout the day for updates and comments from, and photos of, voters!


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