Bysiewicz: More than 2,000,000 Voters Registered for Municipal Elections

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Harris, Av

Oct 30, 2009, 9:50:27 AM10/30/09

Susan Bysiewicz

Secretary of the State



For Immediate Release:                                                            For more information:

October 30, 2009                                                              Av Harris: (860) 509-6255

                                                                                               Cell: (860) 463-5939


Bysiewicz:  More than 2,000,000 Connecticut Residents Registered to Vote for Municipal Elections Next Tuesday


Secretary of the State Urges Voters to Make their Voices Heard November 3rd; Complete List of Mayoral and First Selectman Candidates, Ballots from all Towns Available for Viewing Online


Hartford: Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz today is announcing that more than 2.04 million Connecticut citizens are registered to vote in Municipal Elections to take place on Tuesday November 3, 2009.  Bysiewicz is also urging Connecticut residents to make sure they get to the polls to cast ballots and be prepared when they head to their polling place.  Polls will be open next Tuesday from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. in 162 towns and cities holding Municipal Elections.  The rest of Connecticut’s municipalities held their local elections on May 4, 2009.


“Towns throughout Connecticut are facing some crucial decisions on schools, local budgets, road repair and other issues, so it is imperative that voters make their voices heard next Tuesday,” said Secretary Bysiewicz.  “Local elections are enormously important for determining the future direction of all of our communities.  I urge all voters to be prepared to cast ballots by making sure they know where their polling place is, bring the proper identification and make a plan for when to vote.”


Secretary Bysiewicz is encouraging voters to visit the Secretary of the State’s web site to learn more about using the optical scan technology with paper ballots, the vote-by-phone system, acceptable forms of identification or to help locate their polling place.  If you are a first-time voter who registered by mail on or after January 1, 2003, and you have to vote in person you must present to the checkers either a current and valid photo identification that shows your name and address; or present a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.  Connecticut voters are also reminded that any materials (including t-shirts, buttons or hats) deemed as campaign materials advocating a particular candidate or position are not permitted within 75 feet of the polling place.


Voters can now see a complete list of candidates for Mayor and First Selectman as well as ballots for all 162 municipalities in Connecticut holding elections next Tuesday by clicking on the following links:


List of Candidates for Mayor and First Selectman: under “2009 Election Results and Turnout”


November 3, 2009 Municipal Election Town Ballots:


In total, 131 towns are electing Mayors and First Selectmen.  The top municipal offices are uncontested in 22 municipalities, representing 16.8% of the total.  There are 54 women out of 279 total candidates for Mayor and First Selectman, representing 19.3% of the total.  There are a total of 2,042,697 registered voters in Connecticut eligible to vote in Tuesday’s Municipal Elections.  Included in this total are 760,510 Democrats, 414,344 Republicans, and 856,462 unaffiliated voters.


Secretary of the State Bysiewicz will dispatch teams to monitor the municipal elections on Election Day.  Voters can call the Secretary of the State’s Office toll free at 1-800-540-3764 for any questions or problems on Election Day.  Voters can also call the State Elections Enforcement Commission at 860-256-2940 to report any election irregularities or file complaints against candidates or poll workers.




PARTY                                                     COUNT

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A Better Future                                                    5

A Sentinel Party                                                 35

Canterbury First                                                   3

Chatham Party                                                   10

Concerned Citizens                                          234

Connecticut For Lieberman                             107

Democratic                                                760,510

Enfield Taxpayers Party                                      2

Friends Of Saybrook                                          13

Green                                                             1,824

Guilty                                                                   1

Independence                                                1,119

Independence For Montville                             10

Independent                                                  6,428

Libertarian                                                    1,278

Norwich for Change                                            1

Pro-Bethel                                                           5

Reform                                                              94

Republican                                               414,344

Swing                                                                  1

The Hampton Party                                             5

Unaffiliated                                              856,462

Waterford Independent                                       1

We The People                                                  50

Winsted Independent                                         45

Working Families                                            110


TOTAL                      2,042,697








Av Harris

Communications Director

Connecticut Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz

(860) 509-6255 ofc

(860) 463-5939 cell


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