Thursday, November 02, 2006

Final Voter Registration Tallies for 2006

From the Secretary of the State's Office

New Voters Since May 1
Democrat..........32,724
Republican........12,666
Unaffiliated.......40,307
Minor....................427

TOTAL 86,124

New Voters Since August 8th
Democrat.........18,263
Republican.........8,739
Unaffiliated......26,192
Minor Party...........282

TOTAL 53,477

Statewide Voter Registration By Party
Unaffiliated...............845,390 (43.6%)
Democrat..................670,034 (34.6%)
Republican................416,767 (21.5%)
Green...............................1,918 (0.1%)
Independent....................1,485 (0.1%)
Libertarian......................840 (0.04%)
Independence..................729 (0.04%)
Concerned Citizens..........226 (0.01%)
Other Minor Parties.........303 (0.01%)

TOTAL 1,937,692

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank the local League of Women Voter organizations and the local Registrar of Voters who made all of this happen so the SOTS could post a press release as if it were her doing.

Anonymous said...

Lots of new D's and U's but the R's lag. I am sure the R's will blame the voters for their lackluster enrollment. George Gallo is brilliant so he can't be his fault.

Anonymous said...

Will voters be able to register as Connecticut for Lieberman after this election? (That's an actual question, not me being a wise guy)

Anonymous said...

Ned Lamont is going to win.

Anonymous said...

Democratic voter enrollment today is almost exactly where it was in the 1980's

so is Republican enrollment

What's happened is 300,000 additional unaffiliates and even the Lamont primary didn't dent their inexorable growth

We may end up like MA and NJ where a clear majority of voters are unaffiliated

Shadow said...

I think the untold story about these numbers is the growth in minor party voters. Out of approximately 5,600 voters affiliated with minor parties, 282 registered since August 8. That's an increase of over 5%, which dwarfs the percentage increase of Republican, Democratic, and unaffiliated voters in the same period.

I wonder if this wave will also extend to third parties receiving a bigger chunk of the vote in this election from unaffiliated voters. We may likely see this effeect less in the Senate race, with three major candidates taking up the spotlight, and more in the governor's race, where the two major party candidates have been an utter disappointment.

(I have considered that that aformentioned 5% increase might include CFL voters, but that would mean that only 282 people at most registered for Lieberman's party, which doesn't make any sense)

Anonymous said...

Thanks the College Democrats. Of the 18,000 new Democrats since August, approximately half were registered by College Democrats. Look for that to make a big impact, especially in Joe Courtney's student heavy 2nd District.