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Final Count: 200,000 New CT Voters Register Ahead of 2012 Election

Young people between the ages of 18 and 29 make up roughly half of all new voters who have signed on since Jan. 1 of this year.

 

In the last six weeks, over 100,000 Connecticut citizens registered to vote in the 2012 presidential election and more than 200,000 new voters have registered in total since Jan. 1, according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.

On Monday, which is National Voter Registration Day, Merrill announced that nearly half of all new voters — just over 90,000 — this year are young people between the ages of 18 and 29. This was similar to 2008, when younger voters represented the largest group that registered in that year.

The total number of active registered voters in Connecticut is 2,089,311 – just shy of the all-time record of active registered voters measured prior to the 2008 presidential election, Merrill said.  

“I think this is a very encouraging sign,” said Merrill said. “Many people are now focused on the critical questions facing our country and our state as we head to the polls tomorrow, and the trick is to take that focus and turn it into action.”

Unaffiliated voters, those not registered to any party, still make up the largest voting bloc — and the same goes for the newly registerd voters. In 2012 roughly 92,000 unaffilited voters signed on, compared to just over 70,000 new Democrats and 33,000 new Republicans.

And in a presidential year, between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, registration numbers and turnout numbers typically jump higher than in midterm election years.

Here is a list of all the breakdown figures on new voters in the 2012 election, provided by the secretary of the state’s office.

ACTIVE VOTERS IN CONNECTICUT AS OF NOVEMBER 2, 2012

 

PARTY                                                                                   COUNT

 

A Better Future                                                                                6

A Connecticut Party                                                                        7

A Sentinel Party                                                                          26

Canterbury First                                                                               2

Chatham Party                                                                  9

Concerned Citizens                                                                 182

Connecticut For Lieberman                                                   83

Democratic                                                                          767,693

Enfield Taxpayers Party                                                                 2

Friends Of Saybrook                                                                 13

Green                                                                                        1,815

Guilty                                                                                                    1

Independence                                                                          833

Independence For Montville                                                      7

Independent                                                                        13,933

Independent Choice                                                                      1

Libertarian                                                                               1,603

Milford Independent Party                                                         3

Norwich for Change                                                                        1

Pro-Bethel                                                                                          2

Realistic Balance                                                                               5

Reform                                                                                           87

Republican                                                                          430,439

Spring Glen Party                                                                             9

Swing                                                                                                    2

The Hampton Party                                                                         1

Unaffiliated                                                                        872,243

We The People                                                                           44

Winsted Independent                                                             37

Working Families                                                                      222

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 TOTAL    2,089,311

 

NEW VOTERS SINCE 1/1/12

 

PARTY                                                   COUNT

A Connecticut Party                                                        2

Canterbury First                                                               1

Chatham Party                                                  1

Concerned Citizens                                                         2

Connecticut For Lieberman                                         9

Democratic                                                            70,928

Friends Of Saybrook                                                       2

Green                                                                           223

Independence                                                            88

Independent                                                          4,537

Independent Choice                                                      1

Libertarian                                                                  398

Realistic Balance                                                               2

Reform                                                                                 9

Republican                                                            33,067

Spring Glen Party                                                             9

Swing                                                                                    1

Unaffiliated                                                          92,592

We The People                                                                 3

Winsted Independent                                                   2

Working Families                                                        60

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        TOTAL    201,937

 

NEW VOTERS SINCE 1/1/12 AGE 18 TO 29

 

PARTY                                                         COUNT

A Connecticut Party                                                        2

Concerned Citizens                                                         2

Connecticut For Lieberman                                         4

Democratic                                                             31,061

Friends Of Saybrook                                                       1

Green                                                                            118

Independence                                                             36

Independent                                                           2,267

Independent Choice                                                      1

Libertarian                                                                   237

Realistic Balance                                                               1

Reform                                                                 4

Republican                                                         13,268

Spring Glen Party                                                             6

Swing                                                                                    1

Unaffiliated                                                          43,036

We The People                                                                 2

Working Families                                                    42

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  TOTAL     90,089

 

NEW VOTERS SINCE 1/1/12 AGE 30 TO 44

PARTY                                                   COUNT

Canterbury First                                                               1

Chatham Party                                                  1

Connecticut For Lieberman                                         2

Democratic                                                            18,299

Green                                                                             70

Independence                                                            23

Independent                                                          1,091

Libertarian                                                                  118

Realistic Balance                                                               1

Reform                                                                                 3

Republican                                                              8,703

Spring Glen Party                                                             2

Unaffiliated                                                          23,916

Working Families                                                              9

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         TOTAL     52,239

 

NEW VOTERS AS OF 1/1/12 AGE 45 TO 59

PARTY                                                   COUNT

Connecticut For Lieberman                                         1

Democratic                                                            12,885

Green                                                                             28

Independence                                                            13

Independent                                                             709

Libertarian                                                                    24

Reform                                                                                 2

Republican                                                              6,669

Spring Glen Party                                                             1

Unaffiliated                                                          15,216

We The People                                                                 1

Winsted Independent                                                   2

Working Families                                                              5

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          TOTAL    35,556

 

NEW VOTERS SINCE 1/1/12 AGE 60 AND OLDER

PARTY                                                   COUNT

Connecticut For Lieberman                                         2

Democratic                                                              8,532

Friends Of Saybrook                                                       1

Green                                                                                   7

Independence                                                            16

Independent                                                             458

Libertarian                                                                    17

Republican                                                              4,324

Unaffiliated                                                          10,178

Working Families                                                              4

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TOTAL    23,539

 

ACTIVE VOTERS BY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AS OF 11/2/2012

 

CD1:

PARTY                                                   COUNT

A Connecticut Party                                                        1

Concerned Citizens                                                   15

Connecticut For Lieberman                                   31

Democratic                                                          179,583

Friends Of Saybrook                                                       1

Green                                                                           275

Independence                                                            59

Independent                                                         2,517

Libertarian                                                                 283

Reform                                                                                 6

Republican                                                           72,256

Unaffiliated                                                       158,329

Winsted Independent                                            37

Working Families                                                       75

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CD1 TOTAL     413,468

 

CD2:

PARTY                                                   COUNT

A Connecticut Party                                                        1

A Sentinel Party                                                          26

Canterbury First                                                               2

Chatham Party                                                  9

Concerned Citizens                                                         8

Connecticut For Lieberman                                   18

Democratic                                                          133,842

Enfield Taxpayers Party                                                 2

Friends Of Saybrook                                                       1

Green                                                                           504

Independence                                                          270

Independence For Montville                                      7

Independent                                                          3,210

Libertarian                                                                  420

Norwich for Change                                                        1

Reform                                                                           18

Republican                                                            91,599

The Hampton Party                                                         1

Unaffiliated                                                        197,774

Working Families                                                        40

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         CD2  TOTAL     427,753

 

CD3:

PARTY                                                   COUNT

A Better Future                                                                6

A Connecticut Party                                                        4

Concerned Citizens                                                   18

Connecticut For Lieberman                                   16

Democratic                                                          173,054

Friends Of Saybrook                                                       6

Green                                                                           417

Guilty                                                                    1

Independence                                                          196

Independent                                                          1,785

Libertarian                                            &nbs

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