Town of Burlington Awarded Democracy Cup

Posted on May 6, 2021


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BURLINGTON – On Friday morning, April 30, 2021, State Representative John Piscopo joined the Secretary of State Denise Merrill, Burlington First Selectman Theodore Shafer, along with local officials in celebrating the town of Burlington being awarded the 2020 Democracy Cup. Burlington was one of four Connecticut towns that earned this coveted award.

According to the secretary of state’s office, in the 2020 general election, a record 1,861,086 people cast a ballot out of an all-time high of 2,334,979 registered voters. Total statewide turnout was 79.70 percent. The town of Burlington received the highest voter turnout at 91.94 percent.

The Democracy Cup trophy will be on display at the Burlington Town Hall until the 2022 election.

(l to r): Beverly Jackson Burlington Deputy Democratic Registrar of Voters, Donna Rusgrove Burlington Republican Registrar of Voters, Mary-Jane Ugalde Burlington Town Clerk, Anita LaChance Burlington Democratic Registrar of Voters, Secretary of State Denise Merrill, Burlington First Selectman Theodore Shafer and State Representative John Piscopo (R-76) gathered during a town hall meeting on Friday, April 30, 2021, to celebrate the town of Burlington being awarded the Democracy Cup for highest voter turnout at 91.94 percent.