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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Voters in 18 Connecticut cities and towns will be heading to the polls this week.
Special elections to fill nine legislative seats are being held Tuesday. Three of the races are for state Senate and six are for the state House of Representatives.

Many of the jobs opened after Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy chose several lawmakers to fill positions in his administration.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says she expects turnout to be low. She said her office is working with the State Elections Enforcement Commission to respond to any problems at the polls. An election hotline number– 1-866-SEEC-INFO –and a new e-mail alert contact, elections@ct.gov, will be available for voters who have problems casting ballots.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

The special elections will take place in State Senate districts 6, 13, and 27 House districts 20, 25, 36, 99, 101, and 136.

The vacancies were created by the resignations of State Senators Andrew MacDonald of Stamford, Don DeFronzo of New Britain, Thomas Gaffey of Meriden, and State Representatives John Geragosian of New Britain, David McCluskey of West Hartford, James Spallone of Essex, Deb Heinrich of Madison, Mike Lawlor of East Haven and Christopher Caruso of Bridgeport.

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