Darien voters continued to turn out to support their candidates. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, 5,849 votes had been cast, 46.7 percent of the registered voters, officials said. This was nearly as many who voted in the 2006 presidential election, in which 46.9 percent of voters had voted by 5 p.m.
"It's been a very strong turnout, it's been pretty steady all day. We've had around 100 per hour, and I expect it to pick up a little after people get out of work," said James Hett, moderator at District 3's voting location at Holmes Elementary.
All the other moderators said they were experiencing the same situation. The number of voters has been heavy in all districts, and none of the polling stations reported any difficulties. "We've had no problems. It's flowed pretty easily. Everybody's been very cooperative," said Jeffrey Clark at Tokeneke Elementary.
Additionally, the moderators all said it's been a solid mix of young and old voters all day. "It's been people from pretty much all across the board," said Roger Brown at Hindley Elementary.
All around the district, the moderators said the number of voters was especially high for a midterm election. "We've had almost 50 percent," Thomas J. Valentino Jr. said at Town Hall. "I imagine at the end of the day we'll have almost 60 percent. But that's just a guess. People have an interest in this election."
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