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.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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