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Update: North Branford Voters: "We Need a Big Change in this Country" (Video)

Several voters took a minute to tell Patch why voting in today's primary is so important to them.

Updated: Aug. 14, 2012, 3:30 p.m.

While there weren't droves of voters at the polls today, the voters who did turn out were passionate with many urging others to exercise their right to vote as well.

Mike Nelson said, "I vote in every election," while Karen Isaacs pointed out "it's how we get our voices heard."

Geraldine Laudano, who says she's "lived a long time," stressed that the country needs "a big change." When asked about the biggest problem our nation faces, Laudano was quick to respond.

"The economy, jobs, people have to work," said Laudano. "Even during the depression, people cared about each other."

For more voices from the polls, see the video.

Updated: Aug. 14, 2012, 1:15 p.m.

In Northford, approximately 150 voters had come through the polls by about 1 p.m. The number of Republicans residents voting in Northford (94-46) doubled that of the Democrats so far in today's primary.

Original Story: Aug. 14, 2012, 11:45 a.m.

The polls have been open since 6 a.m. with those working the polls manning their posts since 5 a.m. By 11:30 a.m., less than 100 had turned out to the  in North Branford's District 1.

In North Branford, about 80 voters had come through the gym at by 11 a.m. with slightly more Republicans voting. Numbers for District 2 at in Northford were not yet available.

Registrar Marilyn Skerritt is hoping more voters turn out as the day goes on.

"We're here–I just really people come out to vote," she said. 

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