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November 15, 2013

OP-ED | Taking Stock of Last Week’s Results, And Whatever Happened to Tom Foley?

by Jason Paul | November 15, 2013 5:38pm

A few weeks ago I pointed to five things to watch for in this year’s municipal election results. The election last week did not generate a large wave in one direction or the other. There was a slightly higher turnout than in 2011, but nothing that broke the bank.

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November 13, 2013

Finally, Voter Turnout Numbers

by Staff Report | November 13, 2013 11:52am

A week after the 2013 municipal election, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced that 31.43 percent of voters cast their ballots last week.

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Recounts Continue In Several Communities

by Eugene Driscoll | November 13, 2013 8:31am

Ethan Fry photo There were no changes in Derby’s Third Ward Aldermen race after a recount that lasted about three hours Tuesday. The same was true in Ansonia where Republicans swept the Democrats out of power. There were no changes in aldermanic races in two wards or on a referendum question.

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November 12, 2013

A week later, Connecticut Finally Posts Last Local Return for Election 2013

by Christine Stuart | November 12, 2013 6:29am

As of Monday evening, North Canaan was the only town whose election results were still missing from the Secretary of the State’s website, almost a week after the Nov. 5 municipal elections. They were posted Tuesday morning.

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November 8, 2013

OP-ED | 5 Reasons Local Elections Are Less Important Than You Think

by Heath W. Fahle | November 8, 2013 1:34pm

Local elections are much more important than the paltry voter turnout numbers suggest. Although no official turnout statistics are available yet, it seems likely that only about one-third of eligible voters cast ballots during Tuesday’s municipal elections. The vast majority of registered voters apparently saw no value in deciding who will serve as their town’s mayor, or on the city council, or other local offices.

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ANALYSIS | Election 2013 Roundup: What We Learned

by Susan Bigelow | November 8, 2013 6:30am

Election Day has come and gone, and the 2013 municipal elections are in the books at last. So what did we learn?

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November 6, 2013

Election Day Registration Called A Success

by Hugh McQuaid | November 6, 2013 11:25pm

CTNJ file photo Although the officials numbers are still being tallied by the Secretary of the State’s Office, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called Connecticut’s first year allowing Election Day voter registration an encouraging step in the right direction.

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State Still Counting As Republicans, Democrats Tout Their Victories

by Christine Stuart | November 6, 2013 12:05am

Hugh McQuaid photo New Haven elected its first female mayor in the city’s 375-year history. Stamford voters chose a Democrat backed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy over former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele. And a young staffer from the Republican caucus at the State Capitol defeated a first-term Democrat incumbent mayor in New Britain.

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November 5, 2013

How Much Do State Politics Matter In Local Elections?

by Christine Stuart | November 5, 2013 1:54pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is not on the ballot this year, but Republicans are hoping to win enough seats Tuesday to build momentum going into the 2014 gubernatorial election.

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Not Registered to Vote? Not A Problem

by Hugh McQuaid | November 5, 2013 6:30am

CTNJ file photo Not registered to vote? Don’t worry. Today marks the first Election Day in Connecticut in which residents may register to vote and cast a ballot for municipal candidates on the same day.

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