Tuesday, September 30, 2014

One Month Left To Register To Vote

From the Secretary of the State's office
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today reminded eligible voters in Connecticut that they have almost one month to register to vote in order to cast a ballot in the November 4, 2014 general election.  Specifically, voters who wish to register online or by mail must do so by Tuesday October 21st; and the final deadline to register to vote in-person at town or city offices is Tuesday October 28th.  Secretary Merrill is encouraging every eligible Connecticut voter with a driver’s license to go online at htpps://voterregistration.ct.gov to register to vote securely and quickly.  Secretary Merrill is also reporting that so far in 2014, at least 53,940 new voters have registered, including 15,924 Democrats, 10,303 Republicans and 26,276 unaffiliated voters.  Overall, as of today there are a total of 1,931,880 registered voters in Connecticut, including 706,211 Democrats, 402,840 Republicans, and 803,564 unaffiliated voters. A complete listing of new and current active registered voters by party follows at the bottom of this news release.

“We are coming into the home stretch of the 2014 election cycle,” said Secretary Merrill, Connecticut’s top elections official.  “Voters have just about a month – 28 days from today – to register to vote in this very important general election on November 4th.  I strongly encourage any eligible voter with a driver’s license to use our online voter registration system to sign up to vote.  It is easy, quick and secure, and you can even do it on our mobile app!  I urge every eligible voter: don’t sit on the sidelines.  Critical decisions about our state and federal government will be made by the people we elect to represent us Election Day.  Make sure your voice is heard and register to vote!”

Secretary Merrill urges any U.S. citizen aged 18 or over to go online at www.sots.ct.gov/vote to find out if they are registered to vote, register to vote, find out where their polling place is located, or download an application for an absentee ballot if they will be out of town or physically unable to be in their polling place on Election Day Tuesday November 4, 2014.  Polls will be open that day from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. statewide for the general election.

PARTY                                                     COUNT
A Better Future                                                     2
A Brookfield Party                                                3
A Connecticut Party                                              1
A Sentinel Party                                                  23
Canterbury First                                                    2
Chatham Party                                                     10
Democratic                                                 706,211
Enfield Taxpayers Party                                         2
Friends Of Saybrook                                             13
Green                                                                1,641
Guilty                                                                       1
Independence                                                         13
Independence For Montville                                    8
Independent                                                    15,446
Independent Choice                                                1
Libertarian                                                        1,691
Milford Independent Party                                      6
Norwich for Change                                                1
Open                                                                        8
Pro-Bethel                                                               2
Realistic Balance                                                     4
Reform                                                                   11
Republican                                                   402,840
South Windsor Citizens                                           1
Spring Glen Party                                                    8
Swing                                                                      1
The Hampton Party                                                 1
U-It                                                                         6
U/i                                                                           1
Unaffiliated                                                 803,564
Unaffiliated (Conservative)                                    1
We The People                                                     44
Winsted Independent                                            37
Working Families                                               276
                                TOTAL                     1,931,880

                          NEW ACTIVE VOTERS SINCE 1/1/14              
PARTY                                                     COUNT
Democratic                                                 15,924 
Green                                                                 70 
Independent                                                  1,205 
Libertarian                                                       138 
Reform                                                                1 
Republican                                                10,303 
U/i                                                                       1 
Unaffiliated                                               26,276 
Winsted Independent                                          1 
Working Families                                             21 
                                TOTAL                      53,940 

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