Merrill: State ready for election; New London's third voting district forced to relocate

Hartford – Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced today that thanks to power restoration efforts, nearly all voters in the state can plan on going to their regular polling site tomorrow.

One exception is New London's third voting district polling place, Ocean Beach Park, which has moved to the Harbor School building, 432 Montauk Ave. due to storm damage. The other exception is a Bridgeport polling site.

The current status is a vast improvement from last week, when more than 100 polling sites across the state were without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Merrill also announced today that 201,937 new voters have registered since Jan. 1. Nearly half of them are young people, ages 18 to 29. The total number of active registered voters in Connecticut is now 2,089,311 – just shy of the all-time record set prior to the 2008 presidential election.

Of the registered voters, 872,243 are unaffiliated, 767,693 are Democrats and 430,439 are Republicans.


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