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Deadline to Register to Vote Approaches


HARTFORD — The final deadline to register to vote in person at the upcoming general election is Oct. 30.

Secretary of State office has reported that the number of registered voters in Connecticut continues to rise, with another 62,000 new voters registering in the last month and nearly 153,000 new voters registering so far in 2012.

“The leaders we choose to serve us in Hartford and Washington, D.C. will have great impact on our state for years.  We have many competitive races, and every vote is going to count in 2012,” Merrill said. “Time is running out to register, so I encourage everyone concerned with the direction of our country and our state to register to vote now so you can cast a ballot on November 6th.”

Secretary Merrill also reported today that the total number of registered voters in Connecticut is 2,045,689.  The largest group of registered voters in Connecticut is unaffiliated, accounting for 851,631 voters.  There are 751,522 registered Democrats and 425,106 registered Republicans.

Since the beginning of this year, at least 152,930 Connecticut residents have become newly registered voters.  Of those, there are 53,264 new Democrats, compared to 26,768 new Republicans and 68,998 new unaffiliated voters.  Once again, young voters between the ages of 18-29 represent the largest number of newly registered voters, with more than 67,290 registering since the beginning of this year.

For more information about Connecticut’s safe, easy, and secure optical scan voting system and to download voter registration and absentee ballot forms, find out if you are registered to vote and where your polling place is, visitwww.sots.ct.gov.

 

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Special Voter Registration Sessions Available


By Shawn Murray, Staff Writer

HARTFORD — City residents will have ample opportunities to register for the Nov. 8 Municipal election.

The Registrars of Voters Association of Connecticut is reminding citizens of two special voter-making sessions that will be held at the Registrar of Voters offices for those residents who wish to vote in the upcoming election.

These sessions will be on Oct. 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday Nov. 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Eligible voters must be citizens of the United States, residents of their town, and 18 years of age by Nov. 8 2011 in order to vote.

Eligible residents may also register anytime before Nov. 1 during regular business hours at the Registrars of Voters office or the Town Clerk’s Office.  Mail in applications must be post-marked by Oct. 25.

A special session on Nov. 7 is the deadline for new voters to register in person for the Nov. 8 election. This session is for people who become eligible to vote in their town after Nov. 1, the Registrars of Voters will hold the special session on Monday Nov. 7 from  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

You must register in person with proof that you were not eligible to register before Oct. 25 2011.  If you are an active serviceman/woman, you may appear in person on Nov. 7 until 5 p.m.

For details, please call the Registrars’ Office 860- 757-9830.

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