In the early 1990’s, voter turnout in Connecticut’s gubernatorial elections reached 68.2 percent in 1990 and 65.1 percent in 1994. Turnout hasn’t reached that high level in the state’s quadrennial gubernatorial elections since – until Tuesday.
The Office of Secretary of the State is reporting, as of Wednesday night, that statewide voter turnout was 66.9 […]
Connecticut, with 10.8 percent of eligible voters of Latino heritage, ranks 10th among the states in the percentage of eligible Latino voters. In 16 states, more than half of the Latino population is eligible to vote, including Connecticut which ranks 13th with 51.8 percent of the Latino population eligible to vote in the November elections.
As primary voters head to the polls in nearly two dozen Connecticut communities, with relatively low turnout anticipated, a newly released academic study on connections between childhood character-building and adult voting participation is gaining some notice.
A researcher at Duke University has found that data from years of national surveys of youth reveal “a strong […]
The answers vary, depending who is believed to be asking. In an academic study, researchers have found that individuals thought to be Latino by local election officials receive less responsive and accurate answers to basic questions seeking information about voting. It is described as the first large-scale field experiment investigating bureaucratic behavior that provides “causal […]
It turns out, all that was necessary to improve voter engagement and turnout was asking – and repeated, substantive, and informative reminders. The results of a pilot study in Hartford’s Latino community may provide critical insight into how to improve voting levels in the state’s ethnic or urban communities, as the next election […]
In a presidential election year, high voter turnout is possible – it’s just not easy.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has presented the 2012 “Democracy Cup” for the highest voter turnout percentage in the 2012 Presidential election in Connecticut to the town of Bridgewater (94.75%) and the city of Middletown […]
If one concurs with the adage that all politics is local, it should come as no surprise that the dust has barely settled on the state and national elections of 2012 as the focus shifts to the municipal–level elections of 2013.
A Massachusetts-based organization devoted to increasing the role of nonprofit organizations in […]