Bysiewicz Predicts 60% Voter Turnout

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s top elections officer says she expects voter turnout on Election Day to be about 60 percent, which is about the same as the percentage of voters who cast ballots in the previous two midterm elections in 2006 and 2002.

Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz said Monday that turnout is not expected to be much higher than in the previous midterm elections.

She also said more than 2 million voters are registered, with about 83,000 new voters.

The governor’s race between Democrat Dan Malloy and Republican Tom Foley is too close to call. Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Republican Linda McMahon, the former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment, are competing in a closely watched U.S. Senate seat.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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