In a press release, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz reminded Connecticut residents that time is running out to mail in their voter registration forms – which must be postmarked by the end of the day Tuesday, Oct. 23. Connecticut residents who fail to meet the mail-in deadline have until Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m. – to register in person at their local Town Hall.

“This November, Connecticut residents will have a chance to shape their local government,” said Bysiewicz. “Registering to vote is a small step that can make a big impact on your community. We are seeing a steady increase in the number of people registering to vote over the last several years and it is crucial that it continues. My goal is 2 million registered voters by November 2008.”

The number of registered voters in Connecticut is 1,899,351 – an increase of 176,693 (since October 18, 2005) – the highest total number of registered voters in a non-presidential year and the third highest number of registered voters in the last 60 years.

Since October 18, 2005: