Live results: Polls close across Connecticut
UPDATE: 8:02 PM
The Associated Press is projecting U.S. Sen Chris Murphy will win re-election over Republican challenger Matthew Corey.
Polls closed across Connecticut at 8 p.m. and the first results are expected within minutes.
Voter turnout was headed for possible record numbers statewide at about 5 p.m., when Secretary of State Denise Merrill announced about 40 percent turnout statewide.
But hundreds more would-be voters were still in line in New Haven City Hall trying to register to vote in time to cast their ballots tonight, but a shortage of staff and computers left many waiting for hours.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski was already casting doubt about the last-minute process, tweeting that any attempt to process registrations after 8 p.m. would be “illegal.”
“The same day registration is allowed before 8pm (sic), but not after,” he tweeted. “Unlike the polls, you have to be completed before 8pm, not just in line. Then they must be processed BEFORE they can vote.”