Wednesday, November 22, 2006

congratulations west hartford!!!

pretty cool going. i'm proud of us.

Voter Turnout Is Tops, Again

By FULVIO CATIVO Courant Staff Writer November 21 2006 WEST HARTFORD -- Nearly 70 percent of registered voters here cast ballots on Election Day, the best turnout among large towns in Connecticut, the secretary of the state announced Monday. The feat earned West Hartford the 2006 Democracy Challenge Cup, the fifth time the town has won the award since the competition began in 2000."We're thrilled," town Republican Registrar of Voters Eleanor M. Brazell said, shortly after being told the town had won the competition again. "West Hartford does have an excellent voter turnout ... because I feel that this town cares."In all, 69.4 percent or 26,401 out of 38,044 voters in town cast ballots Nov. 7. West Hartford outpaced similar-size municipalities in voter participation - in Middletown, 62.7 percent of voters cast ballots, and 62.5 percent voted in Hamden.Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz praised voters in West Hartford, along with other towns that won the Democracy cup this year, for getting out to the polls. The Nov. 7 election marked the highest statewide voter turnout for a midterm election since 1994, Bysiewicz said.In a written statement issued by the secretary of the state's office, Mayor Scott Slifka also commended town voters..........

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