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Rep. Maynard re-elected after injury

Despite not being seen in public since a fall at his Stonington home in July and questions about his ability to fulfill the duties of his office, four-term incumbent State Senator Andrew Maynard,...

Curtin re-elected as New London school board president

In a process that was at times mired in confusion, the Board of Education on Monday night elected its officers for the next year, including the unanimous re-election of Margaret Mary Curtin as board...

Southeast Connecticut absent from voter turnout 'Democracy Cup' recognition

With 75 percent turnout in the November election, Cornwall was the highest in the state for the November election and claimed the honor for small towns. Guilford had the best turnout among mid-size...

Malloy's victory tour rolls into New London

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, laughs as Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, not pictured, cracks a joke during a meeting Monday with supporters and other members of the community at Muddy Waters Café in New London.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman launched a thank-you tour around Connecticut Monday night by visiting a packed Muddy Waters Cafe to say thanks to supporters.

The Old Saybrook Vote

On Nov. 4, 4,682 of 7,585 electors (61 percent) voted in the midterm election. The following is the certified vote total from Old Saybrook: Governor and Lieutenant...

Republicans take 8 seats in region's delegation to legislature

There was a seismic shift in the complexion of southeastern Connecticut's General Assembly delegation Tuesday when Republicans captured eight of the region's 15 seats in the state Senate and House.

Nickerson likely to serve as East Lyme's interim first selectman

Deputy First Selectman Mark Nickerson will likely step in as interim first selectman beginning in January and serve into next fall, State Sen.-elect Paul Formica said Wednesday.

A second gubernatorial term for Dannel P. Malloy

Cathy Malloy leads her husband, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy onto the stage to claim victory at The Society Room in Hartford Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

Cathy Malloy leads her husband, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy onto the stage to claim victory at The Society Room in Hartford Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

Cianci comeback effort in Providence falls short

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The mayor-elect of Providence says his victory shows voters want a new direction in the city.

Election turns Blumenthal, Murphy into minority members of Senate

Washington — Democrats lost control of the U.S. Senate Tuesday in a GOP tide that rolled across the nation, plunging Connecticut’s Democratic senators, Richard Blumenthal and...

Economy seen as key in 40th, 41st state House wins

Republican newcomer Aundre Bumgardner, 20, is the official winner of the 41st House District race and there will be no recount, Groton Town Clerk Betsy Moukawsher said Wednesday.

State to decide if recount is needed in 41st House race

Groton - The state hasn't determined yet if a recount is needed in the 41st House District race, where Republican newcomer Aundré Bumgardner led four-term incumbent Elissa Wright by 39 votes,...

Voters approve marijuana legalization measures

WASHINGTON - Voters in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., approved marijuana legalization measures by comfortable margins on Tuesday. The votes signal that Americans are ready to expand...

The day after: Obama, GOP in new political dynamic

A man looks over the front pages from newspapers around the country that are on display outside the Newseum in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. America awoke Wednesday to sharper dividing lines in an already divided government, forcing a weakened President Barack Obama to recalibrate his approach and giving Republican leaders in Congress new muscle to check him.

A weakened President Barack Obama and emboldened Republican leaders in Congress began adjusting to a new political dynamic Wednesday after voters coast to coast used the midterm elections to sharpen...

Election Day address in Hartford

Connecticut Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo addresses those gathered at The Society Room in Hartford on Tuesday.

Connecticut Democratic Party Chair Nancy DiNardo addresses supporters gathered at The Society Room on Election Day in Hartford.

Queuing up to vote Norwich

The line to vote winds down the hall, around the corner and out the front door of the polling station at John B. Stanton Elementary School in Norwich on Tuesday.

The line to vote winds down the hall, around the corner and out the front door of the polling station at John B. Stanton Elementary School in Norwich on Election Day.

Republican Dubitsky takes 47th House seat after contentious campaign

Republican Doug Dubitsky of Chaplin defeated first-term incumbent Democrat Brian Sear of Canterbury in the 47th District on Tuesday in a race where guns may have been the key issue.

Voters out early at local polling places

Voters line up at he polls at Precinct 4 at Stanton School in Norwich Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Connecticut voters across the state will head to the polls this morning as they decided whether Democrat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will continue to lead the state or whether it's time for change and...

As voters head to the polls, Visconti's effect on governor's race is unclear

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday showed that with Joe Visconti out of the race, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had moved three percentage points ahead of Tom Foley.

In second try, France tops Bowles in 42nd House District

Republican Mike France stole the title of 42nd District representative in the General Assembly from incumbent Democrat Tim Bowles on Election Day.

Riley holds onto 46th House seat

Freshman Rep. Emmett Riley, D-Norwich, has defeated his Republican challenger Robert Dempsky to hold on to his 46th District state House of Representatives seat for a second term. The district covers...

McCarty will succeed Ritter in 38th House

Republican Kathleen McCarty took home the title of 38th District representative in the General Assembly Tuesday, with 4,196 votes, according to her campaign's final tally.

Formica cruises to win over Ritter in 20th District

Paul Formica, candidate for state Senate representing the 20th District, receives hugs from his three daughters Ali Formica, from left, 27, Hannah Formica, 24, and Olivia Formica, 23, second from right, after receiving a phone call from Betsy Ritter conceding the election at Flanders Fish Market and Restaurant in East Lyme Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.  Nine-year-old Grace Quilliam, right, of Killingworth, Conn., who volunteered on his campaign looks on.

Republican Paul Formica defeated Democrat Betsy Ritter for the 20th District state Senate seat. Formica outpolled Ritter in every town in the district, with New London's numbers still outstanding,...

Unopposed Urban returns to 43rd House seat

Running unopposed, state Rep. Diana Urban, D-North Stonington, was re-elected to her eighth term representing the 43rd District on Tuesday.

Judge: Two Hartford polling places to stay open until 8:30 p.m.

Walter Watson of New London, a volunteer for the Democratic Party removes signs just before 8pm, District 3 polling at Nathan Hale School in New London Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. He was in the parking lot putting them up Tuesday morning at 3:30 a.m.

Updated: 8 p.m. A Connecticut judge has ordered two Hartford polling places to stay open a half hour late until 8:30 p.m. because of Election Day problems, which...

UPDATED: Norwich natural gas expansion wins approval

For the third time in four years, city voters approved a bond referendum to expand the Norwich Public Utilities natural gas system, voting in favor of a $9.5 million referendum question to extend the...

Democrat Jeanne Shaheen defeats Scott Brown for New Hampshire Senate race

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., right, thanks volunteers outside of the town offices after voting votes with family members in Madbury, NH,  Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen defeated Republican challenger Scott Brown on Tuesday, winning a second term and blocking his return to Washington from a second state.

Expand the tab lower right on theday.com for up-to-the-minute election results, Day staff tweets

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McConnell wins Kentucky as GOP bids for Senate majority

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, waits in line to check in to vote in the midterm election at the voting precinct at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell won a hard-fought sixth term Tuesday, putting him a step closer to his lifelong dream of becoming majority leader and getting the GOP off to a good start in...

What's at stake, what to watch in national election returns

Voters cast their ballots at the Frontier-Harley Davidson store on West

Above all else, what's at stake in Tuesday's midterm elections is control of the U.S. Senate. That, in turn, will shape the fate of President Barack Obama's agenda for the rest of his term. And...

Connecticut morning voter turnout near 17 percent

Hartford (AP) — The Connecticut secretary of the state's office says early ballot counts on Election Day show a voter turnout of nearly 17 percent.

President Obama to appear on WNPR program to support Malloy

President Barack Obama will appear shortly on a public radio program to support Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election campaign and encourage Hartford residents to vote, according to the Malloy campaign.

Jutila wins another term in 37th House District

Democratic incumbent Ed Jutila easily defeated Republican Elbert M. “Elby” Burr Tuesday in an unusually quiet race for state representative in the 37th District, encompassing East Lyme...

Bumgardner beats Wright by 20 votes in 41st House race

Updated: 12:50 a.m. “It's certainly a nail-biter,” said Bumgardner, who was endorsed by both the Republican and Independent parties. “We waged a...

Scott unseats Moukawsher in 40th District

Democratic incumbent Edward E. Moukawsher has been defeated by Republican challenger John F. Scott in the 40th House District, according to unofficial numbers.

In 39th House, Hewett on his way to Hartford for sixth term

Democrat Ernest Hewett appears sure to return to Hartford for a sixth term as the representative for the 39th House District after an apparent victory over Republican challenger Andrew R. Lockwood Sr.

Maynard routs GOP rival amid questions over his condition

Democratic incumbent's family insists he will be recovered enough from a severe fall to serve again in the 18th state Senate District.

Towns reporting heavy voter turnout

Some voters fill out their ballots as others wait in line at Precinct 4 at Stanton School in Norwich Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

"Turnout is huge. It's almost like a presidential election," said Pawcatuck moderator Lynda Trebisacci. "It's been nonstop."

Republican Linares holds on to 33rd District Senate seat for second term

Republican incumbent Art Linares secured a second term in the state Senate Tuesday, defeating Democrat Emily Bjornberg and Green Party candidate Colin Bennett to represent the 33rd District.

Foley concedes governor's race to Malloy

Supporters cheer as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy takes the stage to claim victory at The Society Room in Hartford Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

Updated: 12:14 p.m.With 93 percent of the precincts reporting Wednesday, Malloy had 51 percent of the vote and Foley had 48 percent.

Ryan secures 12th term in 139th District

State Rep. Kevin Ryan, D-Montville, secured his 12th term representing the 139th District on Tuesday, fending off Republican challenger Jonathan Gilman of Bozrah.

Same-day registration allows people to cast their vote

The line to vote winds down the hall, around the corner and out the front door of the polling station at John B. Stanton Elementary School in Norwich on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

Those who want to participate in Election Day Registration must have a valid identification and some form of residency documentation that proves you live in the town you are trying to vote in.

Referendum questions approved in New London

A failed tabulator in New London’s second voting district and 149 Election Day registration votes delayed a final tally Tuesday night, but initial numbers held and all referendum questions...

Incumbent Osten defeats challenger Everett to win state Senate's 19th District

State Sen. Cathy Osten waves to cars as they enter the parking lot of the polling station at John B. Stanton Elementary School in Norwich on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

Incumbent 19th District state Sen. Cathy Osten, a Democrat, held onto her seat in the contentious race against Republican challenger Steven Everett, winning by nearly 3,000 votes in unofficial...

Disagreement on how Visconti's withdrawal will affect governor's race

“I represented a split in the gun movement,” Visconti said, referring to his campaign promise to actively seek repeal of the state gun-control law while Foley has said he would sign a...

On eve of election, poll gives Malloy slight lead

The poll released Monday morning had the first-term Democratic incumbent leading 47 percent to 44 percent among likely voters, with seven percent undecided. Eleven percent of voters who expressed a...

Obama rallies crowd for Malloy in Bridgeport

President Barack Obama, left,  campaigns for Governor Dannel P. Malloy, right, at Central High School in Bridgeport, Conn., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014.

In a scene that belied the low favorability ratings of the guest of honor and his host, President Barack Obama stoked Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election campaign Sunday, exhorting some 1,900...

Visconti drops out of governor's race, endorses Foley

Republican Gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, holding his daughter Grace, introduces himself to Rudy Farricelli of New Haven during a campaign stop at Manjares Restaurant in New Haven Sunday, November 2, 2014.

Running in a virtual dead heat with incumbent Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Republican challenger Tom Foley received a boost Sunday when petitioning candidate Joe Visconti dropped out of the race...

Foley canvasses state in final weekend prior to gubernatorial election

Republican Gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, center, his wife Leslie Fahrenkopf and daughter Grace greet diners at the Athenian Diner III in Milford as the Foley family hits the campaign trail early Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

A group of Republican town officials applauded the GOP candidate for governor as he campaigned in a Milford diner Saturday morning. "You're so going to be governor, and you'll have Republican support...

Norwich voters to weigh NPU natural gas expansion project

Norwich voters will be asked not to overlook the referendum question on Tuesday's ballot that seeks support for a third and possibly final expansion of Norwich Public Utilities’ natural gas...

Malloy raises issues of gun legislation, minimum wage on campaign swing

Governor Dannel Malloy, right, laughs along with Pastor Cynthia Gee West as they sit together during the Bridgeport NAACP Reorganization Membership Event in Bridgeport Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy drew applause at the NAACP Meet the Candidates luncheon at the Holiday Inn with his mentions of gun legislation and the minimum wage increase passed under his administration.

Teachers union endorses Riley in 46th House District

The Connecticut Education Association has endorsed first-term incumbent Democrat Emmett Riley in the 46th District state House of Representatives race.

Candidates out meeting, greeting electorate Friday in state's 33rd Senate District race

Democratic candidate for the 33rd state Senate District Emily Bjornberg checks her voter list Friday as she carries her daughter Anna, 4, while going door to door in Clinton.

On the last weekend of campaigining before voters cast their ballot on Tuesday, the candidates for the 33rd Senate District were working hard in a contested race that pits Art Linares, a Republican...

Preston voters will get new registrars

There are two new names on the Preston ballot Tuesday in the uncontested election for registrar of voters as the town’s incumbents prepare to retire.

Attorney general race is clash of ideologies

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Three candidates with sharp ideological differences are running for Connecticut attorney general in a campaign that has seemed largely subdued with few TV ads and...

U.S. Sen. Murphy backs Bjornberg for State Senate

Portland — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., endorsed Emily Bjornberg, a Democratic candidate for the 33rd state Senate District, at a news conference Wednesday.

Ad against Malloy by state Senate hopeful prompts complaint

A complaint was filed Thursday with the state Elections Enforcement Commission against 19th state Senate District Republican candidate Steven Everett.

Michelle Obama revs up Democratic Party faithful in Connecticut

First lady Michelle Obama, right, holds hands with Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, during a rally to support Malloy in his gubernatorial re-election campaign Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in New Haven.

First lady Michelle Obama revved up the Democratic Party faithful in Connecticut on Thursday, urging voters to help re-elect Gov. Dannel Malloy and calling him an "instrumental partner" to her...

State, local officials establish Election Day hotline for voter irregularities

State and federal officials have established a telephone hotline for anyone who witnesses or experiences voting irregularities on Election Day.

First lady to campaign for Malloy

New Haven (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is the latest high-profile Democrat to campaign for Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Day Endorsements

The Day recaps its election choices

We made our endorsements, now you cast your votes.

McCarty in 38th

38th District voters must choose among three good candidates.

Return Merrill and Lembo to office

Secretary of State and Comptroller have had strong first terms.

Herbst for treasurer, Jepsen for AG

Change in treasurer's office, staying the course for attorney general.

Return Osten in 19th

Sen. Osten the better fit for 19th Senatorial District.

Gov. Malloy deserves a second term

With the economy improving and a record of strong leadership, Gov. Malloy deserves chance to continue the work he began.

Rep. Courtney serving 2nd District well

The selection is obvious in the 2nd Congressional District.

18th Senate dilemma

A unique situation in the 18th Senatorial District.

Tim Bowles in 42nd

Record of accomplishment, interesting policy ideas, gives nod to Bowles.

Mary Stone in 23rd

Contest for high profile vacancy should be a good one.

Riley in Norwich 46th

Norwich House race offers candidates with stark political outlooks.

Linares, in the 33rd Senate District

Another 3-way race in the 33rd Senatorial District.

Ryan again in 139th

Experience over lack of exuberance in 139th.

Easier voting, step 1

Remove restrictions on how we vote from the Constitution.