Not all New Haven voters able to cast ballots

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NEW HAVEN--Not all people in line got the chance to vote at New Haven City Hall Tuesday night, officials told Fox CT.

Anyone not registered to vote by 8 p.m. was turned away, in accordance with the laws regarding Election Day Registration. According to the Associated Press, about 100 would-be voters were denied.

At 7:30 p.m., Officials announced to those in line that most people will not get the chance to cast a ballot. Some people who did vote waited for more than three hours to register and cast their ballot.

food new havenThe overflow was blamed on a higher-than-expected turnout.

"We didn't expect that we would have nearly a thousand people here and so I think had we known, we would have had more staff," said New Haven Mayor Toni Harp.

Food and a choir was provided to appease those waiting in line.

This specific location was one of the designated places for Election Day Registration.

For more information on Election Day Registration, click here.

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