For all the meowing (me included) about the city’s historically low 18 percent election turnout last week, some cities and towns in Connecticut actually made the state’s largest city with the largest registration in the state look like the running of the bulls. Okay okay, some of the respective municipal chief executives running unopposed led to tiny participation in those communities but why let the facts get in the way when it comes to feeble turnout?
The Connecticut Secretary of the State’s website www.sots.ct.gov/sots/site/default.asp has posted updated winners and losers and turnout figures from around the state. The statewide average turnout was 30 percent. Hartford’s turnout, a riotous 16.20 percent, actually trailed Bridgeport. New Haven, which had a competitive mayoral race, produced a 25 percent turnout. A bunch of small towns: Hebron, Lyme, Madison, Plainfield and Sterling were among the state’s turnout bottom dwellers.
Turnout for area towns? Trumbull, 48 percent; Monroe, 33 percent; Easton, 33 percent. Want to see the stats for yourself? Check these out, election results followed by turnout figures.