This indicator measures the percent of the registered voters that voted in municipal elections (off year).
The percent of voters that voted in a municipal election is an indicator of civic involvement. The percentage indicates the level of activism and interest among voters in their local government and the governing of their communities. 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.
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.