Connecticut voter registrations top 2 million
The latest voter registration numbers in Connecticut may not help forecast the likely winners on Election Day, but they do indicate the polls will be crowded.
With the Nov. 1 deadline to register to vote online, by mail, or in person less than two weeks away, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said there are now 2,080,383 registered voters in Connecticut and that 261,166 people have registered since the start of 2016.
A closer look at the numbers showed that there are a total of 785,430 Democrats registered to vote; 448,759 Republicans; and 820,603 unaffiliated voters.
That means, with 10 days to go, the Democrats have 17,254 more registered voters for this presidential election than they did in 2012. For the Republicans, they have 18,195 more registered than they did in 2012.
Of those that have registered to vote since the start of the year in Connecticut, 97,792 have signed up as Democrats; 49,609 as Republicans; 107,708 as unaffiliated.
Additionally, the Green Party has signed up 277 new voters since the start of the year; the Libertarian Party has signed up 728. Jill Stein is running for president on the Green Party ballot and Gary Johnson is on the presidential ballot in Connecticut as the Libertarian Party candidate.
What the heavy registration means — for both the presidential race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton and the lesser races on the ballot in the state of Connecticut — depends on who is talking.