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Election Day: Turnout up overall, except in Rowayton

The election is Nov. 7.

Updated, 4:50 p.m.: The 6 p.m. tally.

NORWALK, Conn. – Voters in Norwalk headed for the polls this morning, ready to make their intentions know about who will lead the city over the next two years.

According to figures from 2015, today’s vote is ahead of the last local election. As of 6 p.m., 11,840 people had cast their ballots, as opposed to 10,903 by 6 p.m. in 2015, according to figures provided by the Registrar of Voters office.

In 2013, when Mayor Harry Rilling swept then-Mayor Richard Moccia out of office, 13,343 people had voted by 4 p.m.. In 2011, when Moccia was reelected for a fourth term, 11,657 people had voted by 4 p.m.

There are currently 50,616 active voters, as of early Tuesday, Democratic Registrar Stuart Wells said. On Nov. 4, 2015, he said there were 44,313 voters at the start of the day.

Voting participation is down in Rowayton, the home of two mayoral candidates. In 2015, at 4 p.m., 755 people had voted at Rowayton Elementary School. At 4 p.m. today, 647 people had voted.

In 2015, at 6 p.m., 812 people had voted at Rowayton Elementary School. At 6 p.m. today, 780 people had voted.

In 2015 at 6 p.m., 736 people had voted at Brookside Elementary. At 6 p.m. today, 815 people had voted.

The breakdown:

Location         8 a.m.  10 a.m.    Noon    2 p.m.   4 p.m.   6 p.m.

A-1 Tracey          101          223            358         471           599

A-2 St Mary        72            165            248         331           419

A-3 Kendall         77            195            290         393          485

A-4 Nat Hale       23             46              75            93           109

B-1 Columbus    137            272           447         573            774

B-2 N. Ely             22             73             124          165          196

C-1 Marvin          164           342           550         734            915

C-2 Nat Hale       148           410           770         950           1190

D-1 Ponus            130           296          488         650             830

D-2 W Rocks       290          622         1057       1346            1715

E-1 Brookside     110            246          412           528            665

E-2 Rowayton      87            216          400          506             647

E-3 Fox Run        193           409         689           862            1086

TOTAL             1,554       3,515       5,845     7,602        9,630

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