The polls are open in New Britain, Newington

Just slightly overshadowed by the New Hampshire primary, there also is an election in Connecticut today.

Voters in the 24th House District of New Britain and Newington will choose a successor to Tim O’Brien, who resigned his House seat after his election as mayor of New Britain.

The choices are Democrat Rick Lopes, Republican Peter Steele and Thomas Bozek, a former state senator who has run as a Democrat, a Republican and now is seeking a return to Hartford as a petitioning candidate.