Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz said Wednesday that there are two races for two Hartford House districts that require automatic recounts because the margin of victory was less than 20 votes.

Preliminary results show veteran lawmaker Rep. Ken Green beating Hartford Councilman Matt Ritter by three votes and Rep. Kelvin Roldan beating challenger Angel Morales by just nine votes. Both close totals qualify under the state’s automatic recount law.

“At this point only a handful of votes separates the candidates in two hotly contested Democratic legislative primary races in Hartford, so by law they both qualify for automatic recounts,” said Bysiewicz. “These recounts serve as a good reminder why it is so important that everyone who is eligible to vote registers and makes their voice heard on Election Day by casting a ballot, since every vote truly does matter.”