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More than 2 million Connecticut residents are registered to vote in today’s municipal elections, but less than 40% are expected to actually cast a ballot.
Last year’s presidential elections prompted record breaking turnout across Connecticut and across the country. Sure, there was plenty of excitement about the presidential race - but why do we get all fired up to cast one vote out of millions for the country’s top job but we cant be bothered to cast a ballot for our town council seat?
Today, Where We Live, we’ll kick off a day of municipal election coverage – which we’ll continue later on the Colin McEnroe Show.
We’ll talk to Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz and political scientist Anthony Dell’Aera about why voter turnout is so low during local elections – and what can be done to get more people out to vote.
We’ll also check in with some political observers and reporters around the state about some of the tight races to watch for.
And, we want to hear from you – did you vote? What did you see at the polls? Why do you get involved in local elections... or why not.