Unaffiliated Can't Vote on Primary Day, But Numbers Grow

Primary day 2012 in Connecticut is now history (not including the recount in House District 5 in Hartford/Windsor) but it is worth a look at not only the winners and losers, but the changes in the voting rolls that may have ramifications in November.  According to the office of Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, since January 1, 2012, there have been 60,146 new voters registered in towns and cities across Connecticut. The breakdown:  26,758 registered as unaffiliated (and as such they could not vote in the party primaries), 19,827 Democratic and 12,256 Republican.  The statewide registration totals:  818,545 unaffiliated, 724,110 Democratic and 413,470 Republican.