Norwalk goes to the polls

The line to vote at Marvin Elementary, before 9 a.m. (Contributed)

It’s Election Day! Many Norwalkers have already voted by absentee ballot.

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalkers are voting, waiting in line if necessary.

The count at 10 a.m. was 9,595 votes cast, Norwalk Democratic Registrar Stuart Wells said. This compares to 17,783 votes at 10 a.m. Nov. 8, 2016, the last Presidential election.

At 6 p.m., 24,853 ballots at been cast at the polls, Wells said. Four years ago, there were 31,809 ballots cast at 6 p.m.

More than 16,000 Norwalkers have already voted via absentee ballot. The total ballots cast in 2016 was 38,884.

Election Day began at many polls with long lines. Longtime observers said the lines were unprecedented.

The wait to cast a ballot at Marvin Elementary was about 45 minutes initially and 65 minutes later on, a participant said. It was very orderly and everyone was wearing a mask.

Updated at 7 p.m.: More information.

The line to vote at Marvin Elementary, at 7:44 a.m. (Contributed)

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