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Stamford Dems Chose Murphy, Republicans Chose McMahon [Updated]

Twenty-five percent of registered voters in the city went to the polls on Tuesday, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Updated, 8/15, 1:05 p.m.

With all 22 districts reported, Stamford Republicans gave McMahon 2,090 votes versus 1,679 votes for Shays. City Democrats gave Murphy 3,636 votes versus 1,262 votes for Bysiewicz, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Twenty-five percent of the city, or 8,820 residents, voted on Tuesday, according to the Advocate. Thirty perent of Republicans in the city voted, while 22 percent of Democrats in the city voted.

Updated 4:04 p.m.

As of 3 p.m., 17.81 percent of Stamford residents registered as Republicans, or 2,233 people, have voted in the primary election on Tuesday, according to the Office of Republican Registrar Lucy Correlli.

And as of the same time, 9.85 percent of city residents registered as Democrats, or 2,290 people, have voted in Tuesday's election, according to Democratic Registrar Alice Fortunato. She added that this number does not include absentee ballots.

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Stamford-based Republicans and Democrats alike are trickling in and out of polling locations across the city Tuesday afternoon to vote in the primary election for candidates running in state and federal elections.

Residents assigned to Voting District 15 at have been coming in at a steady pace, according to Poll Moderator Joan Zelinsky. "It's mostly been seniors...about 20-25 [people] per hour," she said. As of 2 p.m., 227 residents (or 11 percent) assigned to District 15 have voted.

For those assigned to District 15, it might be best to leave the children at home. According to Angela Davis, a Stamford resident and paraeducator at Springdale School, children under the age of 18 aren't permitted inside of the building while the polls are open because of construction occurring in the gym.

Davis and fellow paraeducator Marisol Rodriguez were sitting at a table outside where voters can leave their children in their care while they can vote. "I just started my shift, but I've been told that not many parents have been bringing their kids," Davis said.

Polls will stay open until 8 p.m. To find your polling location, .

Stamford Patch will have results for the entire city once the polls close at 8 p.m., check back soon.

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