By Zeke Miller

NEW HAVEN, 4:45 p.m. – With a little over 3 hours left, voters across the state are turning out in droves. By 3:30 this afternoon, over 50% of registered voters cast their ballots, and even more are expected to do so in the traditionally heavy evening voting hours.

“All over the state, registrars and our teams on the ground are saying they have never seen this kind of turnout — ever,” Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz ’83 said in a statement. “Lines are long in some polling places, but the lines are moving, the poll workers and our new optical scan machines are handling the crowds well.”

Polls are open across the state until 8 p.m. – but don’t worry, as long as you are in line to vote at 8 p.m. on the dot, you may still cast a ballot.