November 6th, 2012 | City

Number of registered voters in New Haven soars

Yale students wait to vote in the 2011 elections. High voter turnout in New Haven can impact this year’s Senate race..
Yale students wait to vote in the 2011 elections. High voter turnout in New Haven can impact this year’s Senate race.. Photo by Sharon Yin.

On Election Day, New Haven voters are stepping up and taking an active part in this historic day.

As of Monday night, voter registration in New Haven had reached a record-breaking 71,371, marking the first time in years that there have been more than 70,000 active voters in the Elm City, according to a press release sent out Monday by the Democratic Town Committee.

New Haven is not the only city in Connecticut to boast such high numbers. The entire state displayed a huge increase in the number of voters, adding 200,000 registered voters since the beginning of the year.

In September, New Haven counted only 62, 931 voters.