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Connecticut Vote Tally Should Be Complete By End Of Day Wednesday

Conn. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill
Jessica Hill
Conn. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says some towns with high absentee ballot returns could continue counting absentee ballots into Wednesday morning.

Merrill told reporters yesterday evening that most local election officials began counting a record number of absentee ballots at 8 p.m. on Election Day. Still, she expected results to come in by the end of the day on Wednesday.

“I’m hopeful that by tomorrow night, we’ll know most of them. The only real question will be those kind of close races where it makes a big difference and there will be some of those," Merrill said.

Merrill spoke at a press conference outside the state Capitol building Tuesday evening.

Cassandra Basler, a former senior editor at WSHU, came to the station by way of Columbia Journalism School in New York City. When she's not reporting on wealth and poverty, she's writing about food and family.