Secretary Merrill to Award the Democracy Cup to Four Towns With the Highest 2018 Voter Turnout
Washington, Granby, Guilford, and West Hartford win the 2018 Democracy Cup
“Record breaking voter registration was followed by record breaking voter turnout in Connecticut!” said Secretary Merrill. “Our democracy is healthy, and I will fight to continue to make both registration and voting convenient and without unneeded obstacles.”
Secretary Merrill will award the Democracy Cups as follows:
|Small Town:||Washington Town Hall, Main Hall||March 11, 2019||1:30pm|
|Mid-sized Town:||Granby Senior Center, Community Room||March 4, 2019||6:30pm|
|Large Town:||Guilford Town Hall, First Selectman’s Office||March 28, 2019||1:00pm|
|City:||West Hartford Town Hall, Council Chambers||March 26, 2019||7:30pm|
Under Democracy Cup criteria, cities and towns with fewer than 5,000 people are considered small; cities and towns with between 5,000 and 14,999 people are considered mid-sized; cities and towns with between 15,000 and 49,999 people are considered large towns. Cities and towns with more than 50,000 people are categorized as cities. The competition has been co-sponsored by the East Haddam Civic Association since 2000.
In the 2018 general election, a midterm election record 1,421,953 people cast a ballot out of an all-time high of 2,181,197 registered voters. Total statewide turnout was 65.19%.
Turnout among the four winners was: 87.66% in Washington, 76.79% in Granby; 79.96% in Guilford and 74.94% in West Hartford. Each community awarded the Democracy Cup will be able to host and display a trophy until the 2020 election.
Democracy Cup Winners
|Year||SMALL TOWN||MID-SIZE TOWN||LARGE TOWN||CITY|
|2007||East Haven||North Haven||West Hartford|
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