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Percent of Registered Voters That Voted in General Elections

Time Range: 2008       Resolution: Town

This indicator measures the percent of the registered voters that voted in general elections (Presidential year).

Rationale

The percent of voters that voted in a general election is an indicator of civic involvement. The percentage indicates the level of activism and interest among voters on a broad and national scale. It has been used in studies as a proxy indicator of participation in community life. Active communities are more likely to have resources and support networks that can affect many social factors linked to health outcomes.

Source

The voter statistics are from the Connecticut Secretary of State Office (http://www.sots.ct.gov/sots/site/default.asp). The information is to be found in the "Elections & Voting" section of the site.


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