HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – The Connecticut Secretary of State’s Office says voter registration is ahead of previous years with more than two million state residents registered to vote at this time and there is still time for people to register to vote prior to the November election.
2,009,009 Connecticut residents were registered to vote as of September 20th. The Secretary of State’s Office says in 2008 the two million mark was not reached until early October.
77,355 new voters registered on line this year and more than 20,00 people have registered to vote at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Most of the registered voters, 783,471, are unaffiliated with any party. 765,471 are Democrats and 437,796 are Republicans. 74,104 people who registered to vote this year registered as Democrats and 36,805 as Republicans. 66,089 are unaffiliated.
The deadline to register to vote is November 1st online, by mail or in-person. You can register on election day but the Secretary of State suggest registering ahead of time because there may be long lines on November 8th to register.