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By SUSAN HAIGH,  Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State and local elections officials are reporting light turnout for Connecticut’s primary, where Republicans are choosing their gubernatorial nominee and voters from both major parties are picking their candidates for state legislative races.

Av Harris, a spokesman for the Secretary of the State’s Office, predicted voter turnout percentage will end up being in the low-to-mid 20s after polls close at 8 p.m.

At midday, turnout was low in the hometowns of both Republican candidates for governor. It was about 7 percent in Fairfield, where Senate Minority Leader John McKinney lives. It was about 7.8 percent in Greenwich, where Tom Foley, the party’s endorsed candidate, lives.

Diana Norton Giles, the Republican registrar of voters in Colchester, said turnout in her town was being driven more by a Democratic state representative primary.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

A primary voter who gave his name as Roy was helped into the Avon High School polling place. He went to vote despite a lower leg problem. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

A primary voter who gave his name as Roy was helped into the Avon High School polling place. He went to vote despite a lower leg problem. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

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