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[Updated] Election Day 2012: Ellington and Somers

Where to vote, the list of candidates, and how the town voted in past elections. Check back mid-day for updates from the polling stations.

Update, 6 p.m.

As of 5 p.m., 59.5 percent of registered voters in Ellington have come to the polls. This is down from 68 percent at that time in 2008.

In Somers, the 6 p.m. percentage was at 65. Kirkpatrick isn't sure they'll reach the 80 percent mark, and for the past four hours, less than 300 voters an hour have come to the polls.

Judy Siracusa, assistant registrar, says it's been sporadic but at times they have had all four lines going.

"I've been here since 5:30 a.m." she said. "I'm not really tired because its been busy, and I like that."

While many candidates have been in Ellington, Kirkpatrick says no candidates have been seen in the polling site in Somers.

Update, 12 p.m.

Things have been hopping in both Ellington and Somers. As of 10:30 a.m. in Ellington, 25 percent of registered voters had already come to the polls. In Somers at 11 a.m., 31 percent of voters had already come out.

In Somers, Head Moderator Anne Kirkpatrick said, "We're just really pleased with the turnout...and we're pleased with all the help from volunteers. It's been going really smoothly."

Original Story

Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012!

Today, Ellington and Somers residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the 2nd District, a state Senator from the 3rd, 35th, or 7th District and a state Representative from the 57th or 52nd District.

See below for information on where to go to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how Ellington and Somers voted in 2008, the year of the last presidential election, and in 2010, the last mid-term election.

Read it over, then visit your local polling station between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. to make your voice heard! And be sure to check back with Patch for updates throughout the day, including the announcement of the winners as soon as votes are tallied.

Ellington and Somers Polling Stations

  • Ellington District #1: Ellington High School, 37 Maple St., Ellington
  • Ellington District #2: Crystal Lake Elementary School, 284 Sandy Beach Rd., Ellington 
  • Somers: Somers Town Hall, 600 Main St., Somers

How Ellington and Somers Voted in 2008 (81.33% Ellington Turnout, 74.39% Somers Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman)

Ellington

PRESIDENT

  • Obama-Biden (D) — 4,246 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 3,519 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 2nd DISTRICT

  • Joe Courtney (D) — 4,093 votes
  • Sean Sullivan (R) — 2,548 votes

3rd SENATE DISTRICT (Ellington District 1)

  • Gary D. LeBeau (D) — 3,454 votes
  • No Candidate (R) — 0 votes

35th SENATE DISTRICT (Ellington District 2)

  • No Candidate (D) — 0 votes
  • Tony Guglielmo (R) — 1,162 votes

57th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Ted Graziani (D) — 3,779 votes
  • Christopher Davis (R) — 2,959 votes

Somers

PRESIDENT

  • Obama-Biden (D) —  2,473 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 2,535 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 2nd DISTRICT

  • Joe Courtney (D) — 2,267 votes
  • Sean Sullivan (R) — 2,000 votes

7th SENATE DISTRICT

  • George Colli (D) — 1,702 votes
  • John Kissel (R) — 2,604 votes

52nd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Arlene Avery (D) — 1,069 votes
  • Penny Bacchiochi (R) — 3,424 votes

How Ellington and Somers Voted in 2010 (61.59% Ellington Turnout, 62.53% Somers Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; SA=Socialist Action; CCP=Christian Center Party)

Ellington

U.S. SENATE

  • Blumenthal (D) — 2,523 votes
  • McMahon (R) — 2,927 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 2nd DISTRICT

  • Joe Courtney (D) — 2,881 votes
  • Janet Peckinpaugh (R) — 2,558 votes

3rd SENATE DISTRICT (Ellington District 1)

  • Gary D. LeBeau (D) — 2,130 votes
  • Robert L. Gonzalez (R) — 1,947 votes

35th SENATE DISTRICT (Ellington District 2)

  • Susan Eastwood (D) — 399 votes
  • Tony Guglielmo (R) — 878 votes

57th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Ted Graziani (D) — 2,836 votes
  • Christopher Davis (R) — 2,656 votes

Somers

U.S. SENATE

  • Blumenthal (D) — 1,495 votes
  • McMahon (R) — 2,220 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 2nd DISTRICT

  • Joe Courtney (D) — 1,673 votes
  • Janet Peckinpaugh (R) — 2,053 votes

7th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Karen A. Jarmoc (D) — 1,630 votes
  • John A. Kissel (R) — 2,200 votes

52nd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Daniel Traceski (CCP) — 168 votes
  • Penny Bacchiochi (R) — 3,188 votes

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