By Zeke Miller

NEW HAVEN, 12:00 p.m. — Polls don’t close in Connecticut for another eight hours, but already a substantial portion of people have cast their ballots. Secretary of the State Bysiewicz announced earlier today that by 10 a.m. over 30% of voters had gone to the polls, well on the way to the 90% turnout she predicted.

In other news, there have been a few reported problems with the state’s new optical scanning machines. One machine malfunctioned in New Haven and was replaced by a backup, and one machine in both Simsbury and Bristol reported memory card malfunctions that prompted officials to use backup cards.

— The Associated Press Contributed Reporting