This month’s municipal elections in Connecticut marked the first time voters in the state could register on Election Day. In Connecticut, Election Day Registration is not available at polling places. Instead, each town has a designated Election Day Registration location.
Secretary of State Denise Merrill estimates that between 1,500 and 2,000 people took advantage of Election Day Registration and that it was particularly popular in New Haven. She noted, “This is the first election it’s in effect and it did very well; we had no problems.”
Secretary Merrill tweeted that turnout was 31% statewide–a high of 77% in Bridgewater and a low of 5.21% in Hartford.