Greenwich Residents Head to the Polls
By Richard Kaufman
Update, 5:30 p.m.
As of 5:30 p.m., according to the town of Greenwich website, 22,393 out of 37,998 eligible voters have voted today, good for a 58.86 percent turnout rate. These numbers are obviously expected to rise, and people will stop in at polling places as they come home from work. Polls are open until 8 p.m., in Connecticut, so if you haven’t already, go out and vote!
Original post, 12:45 p.m.
Rainy weather isn’t stopping Greenwich residents from heading to the polls today. As of 12:45 p.m., there have been over 16,000 registered voters have made their voices heard, good for a 42 percent turnout rate. According to the town website’s live vote counter, there are 37,998 eligible voters in Greenwich.
Turnout for midterm elections in Greenwich is usually around 60 percent. Following the 2016 presidential election, Greenwich was awarded with the Democracy Cup from the state, which is given to the towns with the highest turnout numbers. That year, Greenwich residents hit the polls at an 85.22 percent clip.
Extra enthusiasm for this year’s election could be attributed to the amount of candidates from Greenwich who are running for office in major races. Ned Lamont is the Democratic candidate for governor, and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes is running for reelection against Republican, Harry Arora.
Polls in Connecticut opened this morning at 6 a.m., and will close at 8 p.m., tonight. Stay tuned for election results from the Greenwich Sentinel this evening.