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Voter Turnout in November was 56 Percent

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    The turnout for the general election in November was almost 56 percent, according to the Secretary of the State.

    Cornwall had the highest percentage of voters head to the polls, while the city of Hartford had the lowest turnout percentage, with 32.18 percent of registered voters casting ballots.

    Secretary of State Denise Merrill released the figures today and said 55.57 percent of registered voters cast ballots on Election Day, Nov. 4.

    There were several problems on Election Day in Hartford, where precincts were unprepared for the polls to open at 6 a.m. Election Day, which caused delays and voters milled around in frustration while waiting for registration lists to arrive late from the office of the Registrars of Voters in Hartford.

    “Overall we had a very healthy and respectable voter turnout of just about 56% of registered voters in Connecticut,” Merrill said in a statement. “Once again we saw strong voter turnout in our small towns, while the cities continue to lag behind. Election Day problems in Hartford may have had a depressing impact on voter turnout in that city, which is truly unfortunate.”

    “One thing I am very proud of is the large number of new voters – nearly 14,000 – who were able to participate in democracy due to Election Day Registration!,” Merrill said. “This was a total success and implemented statewide without any serious problems. This speaks volumes about the preparation undertaken by local election officials to accommodate new crowds of voters across the state. Due to their efforts we were really able to expand the voting franchise in 2014, which is something truly worth celebrating!”

    In the General Election, 13,995 new voters cast ballots, making up 1.3 percent of the total votes.

    • Cornwall: 74.77%
    • Bridgewater: 73.36%
    • Bolton: 72.77%
    • Norfolk: 71.44%
    • Guilford: 71.16%
    • Litchfield: 70.31%
    • Goshen: 70.26%
    • New Hartford: 70.23%
    • Hampton: 70.08%
    • Old Lyme: 69.95%
    • Franklin: 69.84%
    • Columbia: 69.75%
    • Salem: 69.70%
    • Essex: 69.62%
    • Glastonbury: 68.96%
    • Portland: 68.85%
    • Sharon: 68.55%
    • Bethlehem: 68.52%
    • East Lyme: 68.44%
    • Roxbury: 68.42%
    • Prospect: 68.25%
    • Marlborough: 68.19%
    • Killingworth: 68.18%
    • Lyme: 68.12%
    • Berlin: 68.11%
    • East Hampton: 68.09%
    • Cheshire: 68.02%
    • Granby: 68.01%
    • Kent: 67.90%
    • Coventry: 67.82%
    • Avon: 67.32%
    • Voluntown: 67.25%
    • Andover: 67.19%
    • Union: 67.16%
    • Tolland: 67.03%
    • Lebanon: 66.79%
    • Chester: 66.49%
    • Sprague: 66.49%
    • Bloomfield: 66.45%
    • Willington: 66.36%
    • Somers: 65.92%
    • Westbrook: 65.89%
    • Thomaston: 65.84%
    • South Windsor: 65.41%
    • East Granby: 65.33%
    • Warren: 65.27%
    • Durham: 65.19%
    • Haddam: 65.16%
    • Wethersfield: 64.99%
    • Simsbury: 64.91%
    • Burlington: 64.45%
    • Middletown: 64.40%
    • Colebrook: 64.37%
    • Middlefield: 64.34%
    • Bethany: 64.24%
    • Chaplin: 64.21%
    • Ashford: 64.18%
    • Southington: 63.86%
    • Vernon: 63.76%
    • Montville: 63.63%
    • Brookfield: 63.60%
    • Suffield: 63.51%
    • Pomfret:63.30%
    • Rocky Hill: 63.19%
    • Canton: 63.11%
    • Hebron: 63.05%
    • East Haddam: 63.04%
    • Middlebury: 62.42%
    • North Haven: 62.27%
    • Southbury: 62.18%
    • Manchester: 61.92%
    • Newington: 61.88%
    • Morris: 61.86%
    • Wallingford: 61.82%
    • Eastford: 61.75%
    • Old Saybrook: 61.73%
    • Westport: 61.64%
    • Derby: 61.63%
    • Barkhamsted: 61.52%
    • Monroe: 61.46%
    • Washington: 61.37%
    • Farmington: 61.23%
    • Deep River: 61.21%
    • Hartland: 60.92%
    • Salisbury: 60.77%
    • Scotland: 60.73%
    • Ellington: 60.72%
    • Madison: 60.67%
    • Lisbon: 60.60%
    • Canaan: 60.54%
    • Waterford: 60.53%
    • Wilton: 60.51%
    • Ledyard: 60.38%
    • Branford: 60.30%
    • Weston: 60.26%
    • Woodstock: 60.20%
    • Harwinton: 60.09%
    • Colchester: 59.98%
    • Newtown: 59.94%
    • Canterbury: 59.76%
    • Wolcott: 59.60%
    • Watertown: 59.41%
    • Cromwell: 59.20%
    • Bozrah: 59.09%
    • Greenwich: 59.05%
    • Stonington: 58.92%
    • Darien: 58.53%
    • Shelton: 58.51%
    • Stafford: 58.50%
    • Woodbridge: 58.11%
    • Easton: 58.10%
    • Windsor Locks: 57.78%
    • Preston:  57.69%
    • Enfield: 57.42%
    • North Branford: 57.40%
    • Woodbury: 57.35%
    • Sherman: 57.32%
    • Seymour: 57.03%
    • Fairfield: 56.96%
    • Ridgefield: 56.75%
    • Plainville: 56.68%
    • West Haven: 56.59%
    • Bethel: 56.57%
    • Hamden: 56.34%
    • Orange: 56.34%
    • West Hartford: 56.31%
    • Windsor: 56.25%
    • Bristol: 56.16%
    • Oxford: 56.12%
    • Trumbull: 55.96%
    • North Stonington: 55.96%
    • Milford: 55.95%
    • Torrington: 55.81%
    • New Canaan: 55.78%
    • Griswold: 55.76%
    • North Canaan: 55.65%
    • Clinton: 55.53%
    • Groton: 55.11%
    • Redding: 55.07%
    • East Haven: 54.32%
    • Beacon Falls: 54.07%
    • Plymouth: 52.46%
    • Winchester: 52.20%
    • Brooklyn: 52.12%
    • New Milford: 51.55%
    • Ansonia: 51.39%
    • Meriden: 51.38%
    • Stamford: 51.26%
    • New Britain: 51.14%
    • Windham: 51.00%
    • East Windsor: 50.67%
    • Norwalk: 50.66%
    • Thompson: 50.46%
    • Stratford: 50.42%
    • Mansfield: 50.22%
    • Naugatuck: 49.32%
    • New Fairfield: 48.41%
    • Sterling: 47.85%
    • East Hartford: 47.80%
    • Killingly: 47.50%
    • Danbury: 46.57%
    • Putnam: 46.55%
    • Plainfield: 44.49%
    • Norwich: 43.03%
    • New Haven: 38.30%
    • Bridgeport: 37.47%
    • Waterbury; 36.64%
    • New London: 36.32%
    • Hartford: 32.18%