Updated, April 24, 9:15 p.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%
After 14 hours of open polls today, only 175 of North Branford's 1,779 registered Republicans voted in the Republican Presidential Primary, marking the lowest turnout in North Branford through the last five primaries.
District 2 had a slightly higher turnout with 96 of 887 voting, while District 1 had 79 of 892 turn out.Candidates Total Votes Newt Gingrich 18 Ron Paul 26 Mitt Romney 113 Rick Sartorum 14 Uncommitted 4 Total 175 (10%)
Updated, April 24, 4:15 p.m.
There wasn't too much happening at Jerome Harrison this afternoon as far as voting in the Republican Presidential Primary went. As of 3 p.m. only about 45 people had passed through the gym at JHS.
Registrar Bryon Wentworth didn't have exact figures but said that the numbers in District 2 seemed to be just as low.
Those working at the polls had been in the gym since about 5 a.m. to get ready for the full day of voting–6 a.m. to 8 p.m.–and they expected the results to be in shortly after the polls closed.
Original Story, April 24, 5:30 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 Connecticut Republicans shouldn't get out today to register their vote in the Primary.
While Santorum is out and Romney is the front-runner, Republican voters will have their choice between four candidates:
- Mitt Romney
- Newt Gingrich
- Ron Paul
- Rick Santorum
In North Branford, there are 892 registered Republicans in District 1 and 886 registered Republicans in District 2 for a toal of 1,778 eligible to vote today.
Registered Republicans in District 1 (North Branford) can vote at , while District 2 (Northford)'s polling location is . The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In the 2008 Republican primary, 33.2 percent (581 voters) of registered Republicans (1,748) turned out the polls with the following choices on the ballot (total votes received in parentheses): Rudy Giuliani (12), Fred Thompson (4), Mitt Romney (191), John McCain (293), Duncan Hunter (0), Ron Paul (24), Mike Huckabee (47), Alan Keyes (0), and uncommitted (10).
According to Town Clerk Lisa Valenti, the percentage of registered Republicans who have voted in the last four Republican Presidential Primaries range from 16.5 percent to 35.5 percent (in 2000).
See the attached PDF for an overview of Connecticut's voting system.