Update, 8:45 p.m.: District-by-district turnout figures as of 7 p.m., one hour before the polls closed:
- District 1: 342 voters
- District 2: 298 voters
- District 3: 317 voters
- District 4: 365 voters
- District 5: 336 voters
- District 6: 283 voters
Still awaiting final results at Town Hall, which are said to be imminent.
Update, 8:40 p.m.: Preliminary results from New Canaan show Bill Osterndorf with 1,015 votes, John Ryan with 247 votes, and Mike Murray with 434 votes in the GOP probate judgeship primary.
Update, 8:11 p.m.: Awaiting results in the hallway of Town Hall. Last tally received from the registrar put turnout just shy of 23% at 7 p.m.
Update, 7:40 p.m.: Polls are just 20 minutes from closing. Patch will deliver real-time results from Town Hall shortly as they roll in.
Update, 5:30 p.m.: Democratic Registrar of Voters Thomas Dunn tells Patch that 1591 people, or just under 19% of registered Democrats and Republicans, had voted as of 5 p.m.
Original article: Darien's Republicans and Democrats are heading to the polls to cast their votes in a slew of primary races today, with nominations for the governorship, a U.S. Senate seat, a local probate judgeship, and numerous other positions on the line.
With less than five hours to go before the polls close, Democratic Registrar of Voters Thomas Dunn told Patch that 1285 Darienites—or just over 15% of registered Democrats and Republicans—had voted by 3:15 p.m.
A breakdown between the two parties will not be available until the close of polls, Dunn said, due to the nature of the voting machines in use.
Ballots are being cast at five schools—Ox Ridge, Holmes, Hindley, Tokeneke, and Darien High—as well as Town Hall. Voters not registered as Democrats or Republicans are not able to participate in Tuesday's primaries.
The marquee local race is a primary run-off between three Republicans for the forthcoming Darien/New Canaan probate judgeship. Darien's Mike Murray and John Ryan are both competing with New Canaan's Bill Osterndorf for the party's nomination. No Democrat has come forward to run for the position.
In statewide action, Greenwich's Tom Foley, Stamford's Michael Fedele, and Simsbury's Oz Griebel are squaring off for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, while Greenwich's Ned Lamont and Stamford's Dan Malloy are doing the same on the Democratic side.
In the U.S. Senate contests, Stonington's Rob Simmons is challenging Linda McMahon and Peter Schiff for the right to face off against presumptive Democratic nominee Richard Blumenthal.
And in the fourth congressional district, Shelton's Dan Debicella, Bridgeport's Rick Torres, and Norwalk's Rob Merkle are competing for the right to face Democratic Rep. Jim Himes in November.
Other races on the ballot today include:
- Republican: Martha Dean, Avon; Ross Garber, Glastonbury
- Democratic: George Jepsen, Ridgefield
- Green: Stephen Fournier, Hartford
- Republican: Jack Orchulli, Darien
- Democratic: Michael J. Jarjura, Waterbury; Kevin Lembo, Guilford
- Green: Colin D. Bennett, Westbrook
- Republican: Lisa Wilson-Foley, Simsbury; Mark Boughton, Danbury
- Democratic: Mary Messina Glassman, Simsbury; Nancy Wyman, Tolland
Secretary of the State
- Republican: Jerry Farrell Jr., Wallingford
- Democratic: Gerry Garcia, New Haven; Denise Merrill, Mansfield