UPDATE at 4:45 a.m.
No surprise here: Connecticut Republicans have handed Mitt Romney their support in a landslide victory in today's primary.
According to the Hartford Courant, Romney has secured 67.5% of the vote for the 96% of districts reporting results as of 10:30 p.m. Those results show the other candidates received the following votes:
- Ron Paul - 13.4%
- Newt Gingrich - 10.3%
- Rick Santorum - 6.9%
UPDATE at 6:45 p.m.
As expected, turnout in today's Republican presidential primary has been low in East Haven.
Local election officials told East Haven Patch that as of 3 p.m., less than 100 voters had cast their ballots townwide.
ORIGINAL STORY (Tuesday at 5:45 a.m.)
With wins in several key GOP stronghold states and Rick Santorum dropping out of the race, Mitt Romney may have the Republican Party's nomination all but locked down — but that doesn't mean East Haven Republicans shouldn't get out to cast their ballot in .
Polls for the Connecticut Republican Presidential Primary will be open here in town, and across the state, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
All of 's 2,489 registered Republicans are eligible to vote in today's contest.
However, the town's 5,341 registered Democrats and 7,068 unaffiliated voters — as well as the 50 voters here registered with a minor political party — will have to wait for November's general election to cast their next ballot for a presidential candidate.
Low Turnout Expected
Karen Mozzicato, assistant , told East Haven Patch that it has been unusually slow in the office in the lead up to today's primary.
"This is the first time we've had no registrations coming in," Mozzicato said. "There's just been no activity. It's been really quiet."
Because of this, local elections officials are expecting a lower-than-normal turnout at the polls today.
"We know it's going to be slow," she said.
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Who's On the Ballot?
While Santorum is out and Romeny is the front-runner, Connecticut GOP voters will have their choice between four candidates:
- Mitt Romney
- Newt Gingrich
- Ron Paul
- Rick Santorum
The Republican candidates will be vying for Connecticut's 28 delegates, with 1,144 needed to outright win the party's presidential nomination.
Today's primary follows the statewide , which was held by the Connecticut Republican Party in Bristol on Jan. 20
Here's a list of East Haven's polling locations (you can also find them in the map above):
- District 1: Tuttle School at 108 Prospect Road
- District 1S: East Farm Village at 55-65 Messina Drive
- District 2: Momauguin School at 93 Cosey Beach Road
- District 3: Deer Run School at 311 Foxon Rd.
- District 4: Overbrook School at 54 Gerrish Avenue
- District 5: Deer Run School at 311 Foxon Rd. (formerly Hays School)
- District 5S: Woodview at 1270 North High Street.