Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Out of State Today

I am missing the primary today (and all the associated hoopla), but I did vote absentee (which was a better experience than expected, especially since they had my name mispelled in their records).

Here's an interesting tidbit from today's Courant:
The race has attracted tremendous interest, both in Connecticut and nationally. More than 14,000 Connecticut voters switched their registration from unaffiliated to Democrat to vote in the primary, while another 14,000 new voters registered as Democrats, according to state statistics.

Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz said she expected turnout of 40 percent, much higher than the 25 percent turnout that is typical of state primaries. She said poll workers were expecting the heaviest turnout in the late afternoon, as people went home from work.
28,000 new Democrats for this election.

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