Connecticut Towns to be Recognized for High Voter Turnout

Four Connecticut communities will be honored for their impressive Election Day voter turnouts.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill will present the 2018 Democracy Cup in four categories, based on town size, in a series of public events this month.

The winner in the small town category is Washington; the winner in the mid-size town category is Granby; the winner of the large town category is Guilford; and the winner of the city category is West Hartford.

Merrill, a Democrat, says "record-breaking voter registration was followed by record-breaking voter turnout" in Connecticut's November election.

Statewide voter turnout was 65.19 percent. The town of Washington had the highest overall voter turnout of 87.66 percent.

The Democracy Cup competition is co-sponsored by the East Haddam Civic Association.

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