Voters are still finalizing their picks in the primary, but this fall’s main event is already coming into focus.
The polls close at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and just five of the state’s 40 legislative districts feature competitive races.
That mirrors roughly the number of competitive races experts say they expect on Nov. 3 when voters will elect a new General Assembly.
The Assembly is atop the ticket for the first time since 1999 for the first time in 16 years because of a quirk in term lengths.
At stake for Democrats is the opportunity to build on their majority. They control 48 of 80 seats. Republicans have a chance to capture the majority for the first time since 2001, though, analysts that would be a difficult.