Election 2020

Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
Jessica Hill / AP

A majority of Connecticut residents feel good about the quality of life in the state as they head to the polls.

A polling location at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven.
Cassandra Bassler / WSHU Public Radio

The polls are closed in Connecticut. The Associated Press is calling the state for Democrat Joe Biden.

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

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

Voting sign at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven on Election Day 2020
Cassandra Basler / WSHU Public Radio

Connecticut is a heavily Democratic state and is expected to vote for Joe Biden for president. There is no U.S. Senate race in Connecticut this election cycle.

At the Congressional level, incumbent Democratic congresswomen Jahana Hayes and Rosa DeLauro are defending their seats against Republican challengers David Sullivan and Margaret Streicker in Connecticut's Fifth and Third Congressional Districts. Those two races are likely to be the most competitive in the state, and both are said to lean towards the Democrats.

NY-2 candidates Jackie Gordon and Andrew Garbarino
Courtesy of Jackie Gordon campaign and N.Y. State Assembly

Joe Biden is heavily favored to win New York in the presidential contest, but is also home to competitive races on the local and congressional level — particularly on Long Island. There are no U.S. Senate races in New York during this election cycle.

Both NY-1, where Republican Lee Zeldin is defending his seat against Democratic challenger Nancy Goroff, and NY-2, where Democrat Jackie Gordon and Republican Andrew Garbarino are vying for the seat vacated by the retirement of Republican Peter King, are considered extremely competitive races.