CT voters hit the polls on Election Day. Here’s what to know.
By Jenna Carlesso
The CT Mirror
November 8, 2022
A nationally significant congressional contest, a contentious and expensive gubernatorial rematch, and races for U.S. Senate and General Assembly come to a conclusion today as voters go to the polls in Connecticut.
Turnout among the 2.2 million active voters is expected to exceed the 65% mark of four years ago, when Democrat Ned Lamont won an open race for governor over Republican Bob Stefanowski and Democrats regained solid control of the General Assembly.
“I think that there’s going to be a strong turnout. That’s what I’m sensing as I go around the state,” said U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat seeking his third term, opposed by Republican Leora Levy. It is an assessment shared by Republicans.
Lamont confident in CT elections; Stefanowski questions process
By MARK PAZNIOKAS
The CT Mirror
November 7, 2022
Gov. Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski hewed to familiar themes and issues Monday in their last full day of campaigning, with the notable exception of some late scuffling over ballot integrity and when voters can expect a winner.
“I think Connecticut gets it right,” Lamont said. “You know, we’ve done pretty well on our elections over many years. I think people have confidence in the integrity of our system. I know a lot of outside players are casting shadows over the process, casting shadows over democracy. I think it’s a really unpatriotic thing to do.”
Stefanowski said he was bothered by a Facebook ad by the secretary of the state’s office that asked voters to be patient after the polls close, because heavy voting by absentee ballots could push a final count past midnight.
“I think it’s really sad that the secretary of state of the state of Connecticut threw in the towel and said, ‘Don’t expect results until the next day.’ I mean, there’s legal requirements that this vote is supposed to decided,” Stefanowski said.
The legal requirement, actually, is that results taken off the tabulators at the polls must be reported to the state by midnight, but local officials have 48 hours to report the final results, including absentees.