HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is predicting light turnout for Connecticut’s primary.

On Monday, Merrill predicted that 25-to-30 percent of registered voters, at most, will show up at the polls on Tuesday.

The marquee race is the battle for the Republican nomination for governor, between Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney of Fairfield.

Republicans will also choose their nominees for lieutenant governor and comptroller.

Additionally, both Republicans and Democrats in many communities will choose their candidates for state Senate and House of Representatives seats.

Primary voters must be registered with one of the two major parties to participate. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Merrill said turnout for primaries typically depends on the race and not the time of year.


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