The New Canaan Registrar of Voters reported 8,254 registered voters, or 62 percent, cast their ballots by 6 p.m. in today's Presidential Election.

There are also more than 1,800 absentee ballots which have come in to Town Hall, according to Town Clerk Claudia Weber. She said that this number is about ten times the usual amount of absentee ballots cast, and attributes the number to Hurricane Sandy and the difficulty residents anticipated in getting to the polls today.

Between absentee ballots and ballots cast in person, around 12,050 ballots have been cast in total, which is approximately 75 percent of the electorate.

Democratic candidate for the 147th State Rep district, Kate Tepper, sporting a Russian-style fur hat with a pink "Kate" sticker affixed to the front of it, was in high spirits this morning.

"I'm always in good spirits, there's no other way to be. I've lived through wars and revolutions and bombs," she said excitedly.

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Green party candidate David Bedell came to vote, biking through the cold to get to Saxe Middle School.

"It's a beautiful day. I'd like to see some solar panels on the roof of the school. I'm hoping for a good showing for myself and for my fellow candidates of the Green party," he said.

Polls are open until 8 p.m.