When Connecticut residents go to the polls in person Tuesday, about 25 percent of registered voters will have already cast their ballots. That’s according to numbers from the Secretary of the State’s office, which says 595,000 absentee ballots have been returned so far. Almost 300,000 absentee ballots were returned by Democrats, more than 200,000 were sent by unaffiliated voters, and Republicans returned nearly 100,000 absentee ballots. Applications for absentee ballots were sent to all voters in the state. Anyone was allowed to use the pandemic as a reason to vote absentee.