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Bethel Election Day 2012: Everything You Need to Know [Updated]

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 Welcome to Election Day 2012!

Today, Bethel residents go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. Senator, a U.S. Representative from the 5th Congressional District, state representatives for the 107th and 2nd districts, and state senators in the 24th and 26th Districts.

See below for information on where to cast your ballot and the list of candidates. We've also included how Bethel voted in 2008, the year of the last presidential election, and 2010, the last mid-term election.

Read it over, then visit your local polling station between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. to make your voice heard! And be sure to check back with Patch for updates throughout the day, including the announcement of the winners as soon as votes are tallied tonight.

State and National Races

U.S. Senate 

Chris Murphy (D) and Linda McMahon (R) are vying for the seat vacated by Joe Lieberman. (Click on "U.S. Senate" for updates, results and reactions.)

Fifth Congressional District 

Andrew Roraback (R) and Elizabeth Esty (D) are after the seat previously held by Chris Murphy. (Click on "Fifth Congressional District" for updates, results and reactions.)

2nd District

This race has incumbent Dan Carter, a Republican, facing off against Democrat Steven B. DeMoura.

107th District

State Rep. David Scribner won the Republican primary in August and is now running unopposed. This will be his eighth term.

24th Senate District

Michael McLaughlin, a Republican, is running for his third term as state senator, this year against Jason Bartlett, a Democrat, who formerly held the 2nd state Assembly district.

26th Senate District

State. Sen. Toni Boucher (R) hopes to win a third term against Democratic challenger Carolanne Curry in this multi-town district.

Still Not Sure Who You're Voting For?

Check out our Election Guide to see coverage of candidate debates, updates from the campaign trail, opeds, letters and more.

Live Blog and Election Results

Join your neighbors in a discussion about the election, candidates and the results. (click on the subhead above to access the article)

How Bethel Voted in 2008 (83.2 Percent Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman; WI=Write In)

PRESIDENT

  • Obama-Biden (D) — 5,179 votes
  • McCain-Palin (R) — 4,370 votes
  • Nader and Gonzalez (Independent) — 117 votes
  • Baldwin-Castle (WI)— 2 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 5th DISTRICT

  • Chris Murphy (D, WF) — 4,724 votes
  • David J. Cappiello (R) — 4,215 votes
  • Thomas L. Winn (I) — 87 votes
  • Harold H. Burbank II (G) — 62 votes
  • Chris Murphy (WF) — 633 votes

24th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Michael McLachlan (R, I) — 1,632 votes
  • Duane Perkins (D, WF) — 1,231 votes
  • Michael Bataguas (WI) 19

26th SENATE DISTRICT

  • John Hartwell (D, WF) — 3,000 votes
  • Toni Boucher (R) — 2,798 votes

2nd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Jason Bartlett (D, I) — 2,790 votes
  • Melanie  O’Brien (R) 2,620 votes

107th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • David Scribner (R) — 1,912 votes
  • David Stevenson (D) — 1,575 votes

How Bethel Voted in 2010 (60.65% Turnout)

(D=Democrat; R=Republican; G=Green; I=Independent; WF=Working Families; CL=Connecticut for Lieberman)

U.S. SENATE

  • Linda McMahon (R) — 3,454 votes
  • Richard Blumenthal (D,WF) — 3,107 votes
  • Warren Mosler (I) — 79 votes
  • John Mertens (CL) — 26 votes

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 5th DISTRICT

  • Chris Murphy (D, WF) — 3,410 votes
  • Sam Caligiuri (R, I) — 3,274 votes

24th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Michael McLachlan (R, I) — 1,309 votes
  • Alice Hutchinson (D, WF) — 894 votes

26th SENATE DISTRICT

  • Toni Boucher (R) — 2,506 votes
  • John Hartwell (D, WF) — 1,846 votes

2nd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • Dan Carter (R, I) – 2,193
  • Jason Bartlett (D, I) — 1,877 votes

107th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

  • David Scribner (R, I) — 1,752 votes
  • David Stevenson (WF) — 201 votes
  • Bruce Siennick (Common Sense) – 486 votes

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