Update: As of 4 p.m., 2,508 of the 11,129 registered voters in town have turned out to vote, according to numbers provided by the registrar of voters. The voter turnout is about one percent higher than in 2010, which saw 2,532 head to the polls.
"We are all surprised by the turnout," Beyer said. She added that more than 10 people registered to vote, which usually does not occur.
"We are usually not that active," said Democratic Registrar of Voters Janet W. Viggiano.
Update: As of noon, 1,468 of the 11,129 registered voters in town have turned out to vote, according to numbers provided by the registrar of voters. In 2010, 1,470 voters had voted by noon. However it is a lower percentage of voters, 13.11, because there were more registered voters in 2010.
Rocky Hill residents turned out in record numbers Tuesday morning to cast their votes in , which will decide if the 30-year-old is renovated as new.
As of 9 a.m., 746 of the 11,129 registered voters in town have turned out to vote, according to numbers provided by the registrar of voters. The 6.69 percent of voters that turned out this year is higher than 6.02 percent that voted at the same time in the referendum two years ago, according to Republican Registrar of Voters Patricia E. Beyer.
"It is fabulously better than we have ever done," she said. In 2010, another referendum plan with only two elementary schools and no all-day kindergarten was proposed, however it failed by a wider than two to one margin.
The polls will be remain open until 8 p.m. Residents can vote at one of the following three locations, according to your district.
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People were at the polls as early as 6 a.m. to cast their vote at the community center. However, it appeared that the crowd was larger at West Hill Elementary, which is typically known to have the largest turnout in elections.
The political action committee “,” was at both polling places. The group's mission is to garner enough support from residents to pass any referendum question that keeps the high school accredited and addresses the
Residents including , and people without children are opposed to the project for reasons such as higher taxes and the issue of accreditation.
will have updates throughout the day on Tuesday and will have the results after the final votes are tallied.