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Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz announced Friday that more than 100,000 Connecticut residents have registered to vote since the first of the year.

Nearly 18,000 voters between the ages of 18 and 29, have signed up to vote since May 6th. Of those young voters more have registered with the Democratic Party than the Republican Party. The ratio of Democrats to Republicans in that demographic is nearly 4 to 1.

“The 2008 elections are generating unprecedented interest in the political process, especially among our young voters,” Bysiewicz said, “This latest surge in voter registration keeps Connecticut on pace for a record 90 percent voter turnout in November.”

Since Jan. 1, the state has added 101,138 voters to its rolls, including 47,468 Democrats, 14,112 Republicans and 38,458 unaffiliated voters. Currently there are 1.9 million registered voters in the state.