Voters have been streaming into voting places so far today in both Windsor Locks and East Windsor, officials said.
In Windsor Locks, both Registrars of Voters Sandra Ferrari and Douglas Hamilton said the turnout had been steady this morning. However, those who did vote were treated with a frozen ice cream treat donated by Hood Ice Cream.
Hamilton said he thinks about 8.5 percent of registered voters will cast ballots in this year’s election. Municipal elections typically have lower turnouts with the recent storm and power outages that trend may continue, he said.
“It’s hard to tell what will happen between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.,” Hamilton said.
In East Windsor, voter turnout has been good with about 490 people casting ballots in town hall and about 100 less than that in the town hall annex, Dan Nadeau, Democratic Registrar of Voters said.
“That’s a tremendous turnout,” Nadeau said.
While the usual campaigners were in strategic locations around town hall, a plane carrying a banner asking people to vote for Robert Slate, petitioning Republican candidate for first selectman flew overhead.