bysiewicz 12 Bridgeport Voting Districts to Remain Open 2 Extra Hours

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Voters in Bridgeport are getting more time to go to the polls. . .  Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz says there were not enough ballots for the number of people who showed up in some districts. . .  state Democrats took the situation to court,   asking for an emergency hearing by a Superior Court Judge to order the additional time.   Bysiewicz says twelve polling places will remain open,  at the order of Judge Marshall Berger

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch is using the “reverse 9-1-1 system” to tell voters polls still are open.

Some voters were given photocopies of the ballot — copies which must be counted in public, by hand,  because they cannot be run through the “optical scan” machines.  Republican State Chairman Chris Healy filed a complaint saying he believes the photocopied ballots are illegal.

The districts remaining open are Park City, Longfellow, Beardsley, Read.  Central, Winthrup, Hallen, Hooker, Blackrock, JFK, Blackham and City Hall.


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