HARTFORD — Polls across the state have closed and ballots are being counted around Connecticut. The race for governor appears to be very close, indicating a long night before a winner is declared. Find all the election results here >
You can read background about the race below .
Malloy, Foley Vote
Both the challenger and the incumbent cast their votes early Tuesday for what has shaped up to be one of the tightest races for governor in the country.
Republican candidate Tom Foley cast his vote at the Glenville Elementary School in Greenwich. He spoke to supporters afterward and thanked them for their efforts. Foley was joined last night by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at a rally. Christie has been a frequent visitor to the state on behalf of the GOP candidate.
Incumbent Gov. Dan Malloy voted at the Hartford Seminary in Hartford. He spoke about the problems at some polling places in the city where the voting books had not arrived when the polls opened. He was concerned about the delays and confirmed the books were delayed because of a computer glitch.
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The race everyone will be watching today is the race for Governor, the neck and neck battle between incumbent Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley. Independent candidate Joe Visconti also appears on the ballot. Polls have fluctuated throughout campaign season, but polls within the last week show the race is still very close. When Malloy, the former Mayor of Stamford, faced off against the Greenwich businessman in 2010, Malloy won by just 6,404 votes.
Malloy has been campaigning closely with his running mate, incumbent Democratic Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. Wyman faces off against former Republican Groton town council-member Heather Somers in the Lieutenant Governor race.
Other State Races
- Attorney General– Kie Westby (R), George Jepson (D)
- Secretary of State– Peter Lumaj (R), Denise Merrill (D)
- Comptroller– Sharon McLaughlin (R), Kevin Lembo (D)
- Treasurer– Timothy Herbst (R), Denise Nappier (D)
U.S. House Races
- District 1: John Larson (D), Matthew Corey (R), Jeff Russell (Green)
- District 2: Joe Courtney (D), Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh (R), William Clyde (Green), Dan Reale (Libertarian)
- District 3: Rosa DeLauro (D), James Brown (R)
- District 4: Jim Himes (D), Dan Debicella (R)
- District 5: Elizabeth Esty (D), Mark Greenberg (R), John Pistone (Independent)
When Quinnipiac University Poll began surveying voters about the race for Governor, Foley was leading Malloy by six percent. But the most recent four polls over the past 30 days have shown a very close race.
A Quinnipiac poll just released yesterday shows Malloy leading by one percent. The Poll recalculated the results if Visconti was not on the ballot, and Malloy would have 47 percent to Foley’s 44 percent.
Visconti Ends Campaign
On Sunday Nov. 2, Visconti held a joint press conference with Foley to announce he was suspending his campaign and he told his supporters to vote for Foley. Officials at the Secretary of State’s office said it was too late to remove Visconti from the Ballot, so his name will appear on it today.
If there are any questions on election day, you can call the state elections hotline at 1-866-733-2463 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Polling Place Locator
If you’re a new voter or want to find out where to cast your vote, you can find the location of your polling place here: Voter Registration Lookup.