Elections Government

Low Turnout For Early Voting And On Primary Day Itself

Signage directs voters at a polling place in West Hartford. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

In West Hartford, there were 405 people who took advantage of the early voting opportunity, according to the Registrar of Voters Office.

By Jamil Ragland and Hudson Kamphausen, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Secretary of the State Stephanie Thomas declared Connecticut’s first experience with early in-person voting a success, despite low turnout for the noncompetitive presidential primary contest.

“Early voting is a historic first for Connecticut. We had pretty low turnout in general, but I thought it was a resounding success,” she said at a press conference at the state capitol. “We had over 17,000 people come out in early voting across the state.”

Elizabeth Rousseau, the Democratic Registrar of Voters in West Hartford, said that 405 people voted early – 347 Democrats and 58 Republicans. Unofficial results – that do not yet include ballots from voters who live overseas and are stationed elsewhere in the military indicate that 515 Republicans voted (9% turnout) and 2,626 Democratic voters voted (12.74% turnout), Rousseau said.

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