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Conn. Secretary Of The State Hopes Registered Voters Will Actually Show Up

People vote in Milford, CT (file / credit: Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

People vote in Milford, CT (file / credit: Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) - About 90,000 new voters have added their names to the rolls in Connecticut for this year. But will the nearly two million registered voters in the state turn out to vote?

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says that, as has been the case in the past, too many voters say they’re fed up with the system and the candidates and they don’t vote.

Merrill said that’s a dangerous thing for our democracy.

“We have this incredible right that we have fought and died to preserve and I think we’re getting a little casual about it,” she told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

Merrill said that in Connecticut, as is the case nationwide, about one-third of those eligible to vote don’t even bother to register.

The Secretary of the State is launching a new program to enlighten students in Connecticut about the election process.

She says the process is very easy.

“You can download a form from our website and mail it right in. You can go to your town hall. So, there’s a number of ways you can do it,” she said.

To register to vote, click here.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.

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