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2012 Election Draws Hundreds Of New Voters In New London

Over 700 register to vote since September

The number of New London residents registered to vote has increased steadily since last year, with over 700 new names added to the rolls in the past two months alone.

Democratic Registrar of Voters Bill Giesing said there were 13,856 registered voters in the city as of Monday. Of these voters, 6,262 are in District One, 4,971 are in District Two, and 2,623 are in District Three.

The numbers are a significant increase over the 2008 election, when 9,059 residents were registered to vote. There were 13,122 voters registered at the time of a Sept. 18 referendum on the city budget.

Voter numbers also saw a major increase prior to last year's local elections for mayor, City Council, and Board of Education as well as a referendum question on the sale of Riverside Park. At that time, the voter numbers increased from 11,947 in July of 2011 to 12,793 at the time of a registration cutoff in November.

Voters have until 8 p.m. to . Residents who are not registered to vote may still cast a ballot in the presidential race at City Hall.

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