Connecticut was seventh in voter turnout in 2012

Connecticut had a voter turnout of 74 percent in the 2012 presidential election, ranking the state seventh in the nation, though lower than the state’s turnout of about 78 percent in 2008 and 2004.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced the turnout numbers today as she formally certified election results that gave Democrats a sweep of the state’s congressional races.

She attributed part of the drop-off to Hurricane Sandy’s hitting Connecticut a week before the election.

Here are the ten municipalities with the best turnout:
Bridgewater – 94.75%
Middletown – 89.86%
Ridgefield – 89.42%
Washington – 88.35%
Woodbridge – 86.94%
Granby – 86.22%
Bolton – 86.20%
Roxbury – 85.92%
Wilton – 85.57%
Killingworth – 85.35%

Correction: Merrill initially listed West Hartford as second. Its turnout was 80.81 percent.