NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) -- Polling places across the state have seen high voter turnout, but in New London the lines are even longer than most.
That's because one of the polling places is pulling double duty thanks to Hurricane Sandy.
"I'm three, that's two, okay, this is two."
There was a little bit of confusion at the Harbor School polling place in New London.
"If you're all set you can go right there," said Rose Butler, Assistant Registrar of Voters.
Storm damage at Ocean Beach park sent the district three voters to the school where district two usually votes. Many didn't expect to see the long lines.
"Especially this time of day," said Pam Barrows, of New London, "I thought more people would still be at work or some place."
A wait worthwhile for some voters.
"People are concerned more than they were last time. That's right, they are more concerned, they are," said Marion Batey, of New London.
"Do you think the close race has brought more people out," asked News 8's Tina Detelj.
"I think it did," said Batey.
"The state of the country is so tenuous I had to vote," said Joyce Pearson, of New London. "There's just no way I couldn't vote. Everyone should vote."
Some poll workers tell News 8 they haven't seen a steadier stream of people coming into the polling place in a long time and it's not just because district three was there now along with district two, which usually is there. They say individually they've seen a lot of people just stream through the doors.
"I had them down around and coming back up, it was that crazy," said Butler, "but you know what, everybody was patient, everybody was laughing."
Butler says it's just as busy as it was four years ago.
"I'm ready," said Annie Small, of New London, "I"m ready, that's all I can say."
The more people, the truer the vote may be.
"Thanks for voting, have a nice day."
The state Democratic Party is returning a $10,000 contribution from the chief executive of Comcast-Spectacor and owner of the Philadelphia Flyers, saying it has learned he could be a state contractor.
West Haven officials say state plans to eliminate Exit 44 on Interstate 95 south will make it harder for the city to attract business.
Residents make sure to gas up your vehicles and buy any basic necessities today, as some may see nearly a foot of snow in this weekend's storm.
For residents looking for tips on how to prepare and stay safe during a weather-related emergency, the state has a Guide to Emergency Preparedness.
A Stamford man convicted of attempted murder after he unknowingly hired an undercover police officer as a hit man to kill his wife has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The treasurer of the Milford Rotary Club has been arrested on larceny charges on accusations he embezzled more than $200,000 from the Milford Rotary and two other groups.
Farmington police say an officer shot and killed a man while responding to a fight between a father and his adult son.
Every week we take a moment to look back at the last week using your pictures and video. This past week, we got a lot of pictures of the season's first 'measurable' snowfall.
While many are looking ahead to the weekend snow storm, this morning we're waking up to the coldest air of the season.
This week's Pet of the Week is a cat named Shirley.