Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Local Turnout Was High In The Election

Middletown is the red circle
Registered voters in our city turned out in very high numbers in last month's election, according to numbers released by the Secretary of the State's office.

21,654 of 25,626 registered voters cast their ballot. This number of 84.5% surpassed the turnout in the 2012 presidential race.

The turnout was similarly high statewide, we had the 40th highest turnout. However, turnout is generally lower in cities with more registered voters, most of the towns with higher turnouts have fewer than 20,000 registered voters. This was also true in the 2015 election and the 2014 election.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's some great news! Thanks, Stephen for posting.
I'm curious to know what town had the highest turnout.

Stephen Devoto said...

According to the Secretary of the State:
1. Somers – 94.55
2. Harwinton – 90.75
3. Pomfret – 90.65
4. Lyme – 90.38
5. Cornwall – 90.13
6. Franklin – 88.87
7. Sprague – 88.77
8. Bethlehem – 88.13
9. Andover – 87.99
10. Bolton – 87.73