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Stratford Turns Blue on Election Day

Five out of the six competitive races voted in Stratford this year went to Democrats.

About 23,000 Stratford residents voted on Election Day 2012, a voter turnout of 70.6 percent.

And who did they vote for? Democrats, mostly.

Five out of the six competitive races voted in Stratford this year went to Democrats. Though it should be noted that two Republicans, State Rep. Larry Miller and State Sen. Kevin Kelly, ran unopposed this year. Additionally, Republican Lou DeCilio won Registrar of Voters.

Stratford followed the trend of statewide voters when it came to the presidential, U.S. Senate and Third District Congressional races.

Here were the local, state and national headlines from yesterday, followed by the official results in Stratford.

Hoydick Holds Off Masters in the 120th District

Ayala Takes 23rd Senatorial District

AP Reports DeLauro Wins 3rd District Race Convincingly

McMahon: 'No Regrets' in Second Failed Campaign for Senate

Barack Obama Wins Connecticut

Barack Obama Re-Elected President

Official Results

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; L=Libertarian; JP= Justice Party; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; P=Petitioning)

President

Barack Obama (D): 13,483

Mitt Romney (R): 9,324

Gary Johnson (L): 134

Rocky Anderson (JP): 93

U.S. Senate

Chris Murphy (D): 11,859

Linda McMahon (R): 8,988

Linda McMahon (I): 538

Chris Murphy (WF): 488

Paul Passarelli (L): 364

Third Congressional District (U.S. Representative)

Rosa DeLauro (D): 13,941

Wayne Winsley (R): 6,565

Rosa DeLauro (WF): 5,358

120th State Assembly District (State Representative)

Laura Hoydick (R): 5,858

Terry Masters (D): 4,229

Laura Hoydick (I): 546

Clifton Price (P): 65

121st State Assembly District

Terry Backer (D): 5,919

Joe Crudo (R): 2,231

23rd Senatorial District

Andres Ayala (D): 2,085

Casimir Mizera (R): 310

Andres Ayala (WF): 104

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Obama, Murphy, DeLauro Win Stratford [Updated 9:45 p.m. Tuesday]

Stratford voted Barack Obama for president, Chris Murphy for U.S. Senate and Rosa DeLauro for U.S. Congress, according to unofficial results tallied at Stratford Republican Headquarters.

The Associated Press called the U.S. Senate race for Chris Murphy. And Obama, as expected, won Connecticut's seven Electoral votes.

Here's how the (unofficial) tally broke down in Stratford:

President

Obama: 12,873

Romney: 10,178

U.S. Senate

Murphy: 15,087

McMahon: 11,562

Third Congressional District (U.S. Representative)

DeLauro: 15,495

Winsley: 6,837

State House 120

Hoydick: 6,401

Masters: 4,224

State House 121

Backer: 6,437

Crudo: 2,595

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Voter Turnout in Stratford at 60 Percent, Two Hours To Go [Updated 6:45 p.m.]

As of 6 p.m., 19,129 Stratford residents had cast their ballot in this year's election. That's 59.6 percent of the eligible voters in town.

The phones are ringing off the hook at the registrars office at Town Hall as people come home from work and figure out where to vote.

To find your polling station, enter your information here. Or you can keep the registrar busy by calling 203.385.4048 or 203.385.4049.

Polls will close at 8 p.m.

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Stratford Voter: 'I Believe in [Obama], He Follows Through' [Updated 3:30 p.m. Tuesday]

Stratford resident Lenny Haynes says he's sticking with the guy he voted for four years ago.

"I believe in him, he follows through," Haynes said of President Obama after casting his vote at the Bunnell High School polling location Tuesday afternoon. "We're bouncing back."

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, 41.9 percent of Stratford had voted at the polls, which comes to 13,432 residents.

Greeting some of those voters at Bunnell was Lou Degirolamo, who said he's been working at polling locations in Stratford for the last 10 years.

"This year, I can't say the [traffic] has been more than the last presidential election but it's tremendous," he said.

Degirolamo commented on how about five years ago, before the change to a digital ballot -- when a lever was used to cast your vote -- lines would literally be out the door. Now, though, it's less confusing and "it just works beautifully," he said.

Outside the high school, State Rep. Laura Hoydick shook hands with voters. She said it's inspiring to see a good number of people coming out to vote.

"A lot of people are saying it's my obligation to vote," she said.

Hoydick, a Republican who's seeking re-election in the 120th State Assembly District, said she has confidence in her team and chances for another term. She said people know the difference between her and her Democratic opponent Terry Masters.

Hoydick said, if re-elected, she'll continue to work on creating and maintaining jobs in Connecticut, the number one concern of her constituents.

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Stratford Election Day 2012: Voter Turnout at 34.5% [Updated 12:45 p.m. Tuesday]

Voter turnout in Stratford was trending nicely as of 12 p.m. Tuesday, when 34.5 percent of the town, or 11,061 residents, had filled out their ballot on Election Day.

"We're expecting in the neighborhood of 80 percent," said Democratic Registrar of Voters Rick Marcone.

After casting his vote at the Baldwin Center, a Republican named Bob said this year's presidential election is crucial to the future of his grandchildren.

"We have to get more jobs," he said. "These kids need a break...If I ran my household like this I'd be broke."

Bob, who has a son in the Navy, said it's important to vote every year, not just when there are presidential candidates on the ballot.

"Every year I'm out here," he said.

Also outside the Baldwin Center polling location was support for state representative hopefuls Terry Backer, the Democratic incumbent in the 121st State Assembly District; and Terry Masters, the Democratic challenger to incumbent Laura Hoydick in the 120th State Assembly District.

"The response I'm getting for Backer has been overwhelmingly positive," said Joe Gresko, Terry Backer's campaign manager. Backer is up against Republican Joe Crudo, a former Stratford Town Council member who currently serves on the town's school board.

Gresko, who was at the Franklin Elementary School polling location before coming to the Baldwin Center, said at 6 a.m. there was "a line out the door" at the polls there, and "throughout the course of the day it's been a steady stream" at Franklin.

Janice Daponte, a Democrat on the Stratford Board of Education, was standing alongside Gresko greeting voters and encouraging them to back Terry Masters in her bid for state representative.

"Just vote for the Terrys," she said.

Our original report posted at 6 a.m. follows.

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Stratford Election Day 2012: All You Need to Know (Posted 6 a.m. Tuesday)

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Good morning, and welcome to Election Day 2012!

Today, Stratford residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the 3rd Congressional District, state representatives for the 120th and 121st, and a state Senator in the 23rd District.

Running unopposed in this year's election are incumbent Republicans Lawrence Miller, state representative for the 122nd; and Kevin Kelly, state Senator for the 21st.

See below for information on where to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how Stratford voted in 2008, the year of the last presidential election, and 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 tonight.

State and National Races

U.S. Senate

Chris Murphy (D) and Linda McMahon (R) are vying for the seat vacated by Joe Lieberman. (Click on "U.S. Senate" for updates, results and reactions.)

3rd Congressional District

Long-time congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is seeking her 12th term representing the Third District. Republican Wayne Winsley, a motivational speaker and author, hopes to unseat the incumbent. (Click on "3rd Congressional District" for updates, results and reactions.)

120th State Assembly District (state representative)

Democrat Terry Masters is running against Republican incumbent Laura Hoydick in the race for the 120th District in the State Assembly.

121st State Assembly District

A former Stratford Town Council chairman and current Board of Education member, Republican Joe Crudo is challenging incumbent Democrat Terry Backer in this year's election for the 121st District in the State Assembly.

122nd State Assembly District

State Rep. Lawrence Miller, who was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 1991, is running unopposed in this year's election.

21st Senatorial District (state Senator)

After defeating former Stratford Mayor James R. Miron in the election for the 21st Senatorial District in 2010, Republican Kevin Kelly is running unopposed in this year's election.

23rd Senatorial District

Stratford joins Bridgeport in deciding the 23rd Senatorial District between Democrat Andres Ayala and Republican Caz Mizera.

Still Not Sure Who You're Voting For?

Check out our Election Guide to see coverage of candidate debates, updates from the campaign trail, opeds, letters and more.

Live Blog and Election Results

Join your neighbors in a discussion about the election, candidates and the results. (click on the subhead above to access the article)

Stratford Polling Places

Polls open at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m.

To find out where you need to go to vote, enter your information into the blank spaces on this page. Where you go to vote for a municipal election might not necessarily be where you need to go to vote in today's elections.

Below is the list of polling places for this year's election and the corresponding races that will be voted on at those locations, according to Democratic Registrar of Voters Rick Marcone.

Lordship School -- 21st State Senate, 121st State Rep

Baldwin Center -- 21st State Senate; 120th, 121st State Rep

Stratford Academy -- 23rd State Senate; 121st State Rep

Stratford High School -- 21st State Senate; 120th, 121st State Rep

Franklin Elementary -- 21st, 23rd State Senate; 121st State Rep

Nichols Elementary -- 21st State Senate; 120th, 121st State Rep

Wooster Middle School -- 21st State Senate; 120th State Rep

Wilcoxson Elementary -- 21st State Senate; 120th State Rep

Chapel Elementary -- 21st State Senate; 120th, 122nd State Rep

Bunnell High School -- 21st State Senate; 120th, 122nd State Rep

Second Hill Lane Elementary -- 21st State Senate; 120th State Rep

How Stratford Voted in 2008 (76.2% Turnout)

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

PRESIDENT

  • Obama-Biden (D) — 14,626 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 10,199 votes
  • Nader-Gonzalez — 265 votes
  • Baldwin-Castle (WI)— 0 votes
  • McKinney and Clemente (WI) — 0 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 3rd DISTRICT

  • Rosa DeLauro (D) — 16,524 votes
  • Boaz "Bo" ItsHaky (R) — 4,998 votes
  • Rosa DeLauro (WF) — 1,074 votes
  • Ralph Ferrucci (G) — 387 votes

21st SENATE DISTRICT

  • Dan Debicella (R) — 24,925 votes
  • Janice Andersen (D) — 19,794 votes
  • Janice Andersen (WF) — 1540 votes

23rd SENATE DISTRICT

  • Edwin A. Gomes (D) — 20,108 votes
  • Milton Johnson (R) — 2,308 votes
  • Edwin A. Gomes (WF) — 1,105 votes

120th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • John A. Harkins (R) — 5,890 votes
  • Scott Potter (D) — 4,754 votes

121st ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Terry Backer (D) — 7,322 votes
  • Thomas M. Carroll, Jr (WI) — 0 votes
  • No Republican candidate

122nd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Lawrence Miller (R) — 6,467 votes
  • Cheryl Jansen (D) — 5,354 votes

How Stratford Voted in 2010 (54.6% Turnout)

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

U.S. SENATE

  • Richard Blumenthal (D) — 10,086 votes
  • Linda McMahon (R) — 7,232 votes
  • Richard Blumenthal (WF) — 161 votes
  • Warren Mosler (I) — 167 votes
  • John Mertens (CL) — 80 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 3rd DISTRICT

  • Rosa DeLauro (D) — 10,344 votes
  • Jerry Labriola, Jr (R) — 6,599 votes
  • Rosa DeLauro (WF) — 288 votes
  • Charles A. Pillsbury (G) — 200 votes

21st SENATE DISTRICT

  • Kevin Kelly (R) — 22,455 votes
  • James R. Miron (D) — 10,864 votes

23rd SENATE DISTRICT

  • Edwin A. Gomes (D) — 10,270 votes
  • Edwin A. Gomes (WF) — 527 votes
  • Milton Johnson (R) — 275 votes

120th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Laura Hoydick (R) — 5,123 votes
  • Robert Bradley (D) — 2,667 votes

121st ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Terry Backer (D) — 4,663 votes
  • Casimir A. Mizera (R) — 2,042 votes

122nd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Lawrence Milller (R) — 5,739 votes
  • Cheryl Jansen (D) — 3,304 votes
Katherine November 06, 2012 at 03:01 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/
Susan November 06, 2012 at 06:12 PM
ALERT !!!!! ATTENTION !!!!!! AMERICAN VOTERS !!!!!!!!!! MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/
ejota November 06, 2012 at 08:24 PM
How long have liquor stores been open in CT on election day? I wonder if this will impact turnout? hiccup.

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