BRIDGEPORT - Tuesday was the last chance for voters to register to cast ballots in the Connecticut municipal primaries Wednesday.

Primaries are scheduled Wednesday for 23 cities and towns across the state.

It has been a contentious race in Bridgeport, where two-term Mayor Bill Finch is battling to keep his job against former Mayor Joe Ganim.

Ganim is also being challenged by Mary-Jane Foster, a vice president at the University of Bridgeport.

Ganim says he is taking action against reports of absentee ballot issues.