Election Results Not Yet Complete
As of 8:25 am Wednesday, official results for yesterday’s elections have not been released by the Office of the Registrar of Voters, but are expected by noon.
Of the town’s 19,404 eligible voters, 17,205 placed votes, according to the Registrars’ office. Of that number, at least 6,000 votes were through absentee ballots. While the number of absentee ballots received has been calculated, the registrars, along with a team of volunteers, could not begin tallying the individual votes until after polls closed at 8 pm, Democratic Registrar of Voters LeReine Frampton told The Newtown Bee last week.
Residents in Newtown were invited to vote for their US Congressional Representative, State Senator, State Representative, Registrar of Voters, and are being asked to weigh in on whether the Fairfield Hills Master Plan should include a residential option.
The races in the 28th State Senate District and the 2nd State Legislative District, and the US 5th Congressional District, are all dependent on results from multiple registrars.
Locally, voters yesterday also joined voters across the country endorsing the person who will serve as President of the United States for the next four years.
While it looked like Newtown’s registered voters might turn out in record numbers on Election Day, the tally from the Newtown Registrar of Voters shows that did not happen. Turnout closed at 88.67%, just shy of the 90% average Frampton said presidential elections draw.
The Newtown Bee will announce official results once they are received.