Southeast Connecticut absent from voter turnout 'Democracy Cup' recognition
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut election officials have announced this year's winners of the "Democracy Cup" for towns and cities with the highest voter turnout.
With 75 percent turnout in the November election, Cornwall was the highest in the state for the November election and claimed the honor for small towns. Guilford had the best turnout among mid-size towns with 71 percent and Glastonbury topped the list for large towns at 69 percent. Fairfield led Connecticut cities with 57 percent turnout.
The awards were announced by Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. While 56 percent of registered voters turnout to vote statewide, she said small towns set an example for all voters.
The Democracy Cup was created as a way to encourage voter participation. The honors come with trophies and a ceremony to be planned later.
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