HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says voter registration in Connecticut is outpacing past years.

The Democrat announced Friday that more than 2 million people have registered to vote in advance of the Nov. 8 presidential election. In 2008, Connecticut had not registered more than 2 million people until early October.

Merrill says her office is working to register people online, at the Department of Motor Vehicles, at community centers, schools and elsewhere. She says help is available for people who still want to register to vote. The deadline to register Nov. 1.

Among the state’s active voters, the majority — 783,471 — are registered as unaffiliated with any political party. They’re followed by Democrats, who number 765,471, and Republicans, who have 437,796 registered voters in Connecticut.


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