CT’s Voter Turnout Ranked 7th in Nation

Approximately 1.5 million people in Connecticut voted.


Connecticut’s voter turnout dropped slightly in 2012 compared to 2008, but was still good enough for the seventh highest voter turnout in the nation. Nearly 74 percent of voters cast a ballot compared to 78.14 in 2008.

“Despite the challenges we faced following Hurricane Sandy, Connecticut voters came to the polls with a very strong turnout on Election Day,” said Secretary of State Denise Merrill. 

There are 2.06 million registered voters in Connecticut, and 1.52 million cast a ballot.

The top ten states are as follows:

1. Minnesota  88.62 percent

2. Wisconsin  83.14 percent

3. New Hampshire 78.14 percent

4. Washington  77.13 percent

5. Oregon  76.25 percent

6. Maine    74.31 percent

7. Connecticut  73.77 percent

8. Iowa   71.67 percent

9. Massachusetts  70.88 percent

10. Florida  70.04 percent


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