Shelton’s turnout was higher than statewide average, most nearby towns

Turnout in the 2014 election in Shelton was 58.5%, which was slightly higher than the statewide average.

According to figures recently released by the Secretary of the State’s Office, 13,593 of Shelton’s 23,231 registered voters cast ballots in the election, which included the contest for governor.

The statewide average for voter turnout was 55.6%.

The highest turnout in Connecticut was in Cornwall, at 74.8%, and the lowest was in at Hartford 32.2%.

“Once again we saw strong voter turnout in our small towns, while the cities continue to lag behind,” said Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.

One factor in turnout levels was the perceived competitiveness of local state legislative races.

 

Same-day registration

This also was the first non-municipal election in Connecticut in which people could register on Election Day and then vote (known as “same-day registration” or “Election Day registration”).

Statewide, 13,995 voters used same-day registration while that number was 174 voters in Shelton.

The state law allowing same-day registration took effect before the 2013 election.

 

Top 10 in turnout

Cornwall — 74.8%

Bridgewater — 73.4%

Bolton — 72.8%

Norfolk — 71.4%

Guilford — 71.2%

Litchfield — 70.3%

Goshen — 70.3%

New Hartford — 70.2%

Hampton — 70.1%

Old Lyme — 69.9%

 

Bottom 10 in turnout

Hartford — 32.2%

New London — 36.3%

Waterbury — 36.6%

Bridgeport — 37.5%

New Haven — 38.3%

Norwich — 43.0%

Plainfield — 44.5%

Putnam — 46.5%

Danbury — 46.6%

Killingly — 47.5%

 

Turnout in nearby towns

Derby — 61.6%

Monroe — 61.5%

SHELTON — 58.5%

Seymour — 57.03%

Orange — 56.3%

Oxford — 56.1%

Trumbull — 56.0%

Milford — 55.9%

Ansonia — 51.4%

Stratford — 50.4%

 

 

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