HARTFORD, Connecticut — More than 90,000 new voters have registered in Connecticut since Jan. 1, adding up to nearly 1.96 million people who will be eligible to vote in Tuesday's election.
Unaffiliated voters still remain the largest voting bloc, with 818,389 voters. They are followed by 712,985 registered Democrats and 407,520 registered Republicans.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill estimated at least 55 percent of registered voters will likely go to the polls. In 2010, the last gubernatorial election, nearly 57.5 percent of 2 million active voters turned out.
The race for governor is the state's highest profile contest this year. It is a rematch between Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley.
Even though petitioning candidate Joe Visconti has endorsed Foley, his name will still appear on the ballot.