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“Our top priority is ensuring that every Connecticut voter knows that our elections are free, fair, and accurate," said Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.
“When I came into office (in 2011) everything was still being done on paper,” Denise Merrill says. “There was shockingly little being done online.”
Merrill previously represented the 54th Assembly District.
“This modest change to the process will make it a little easier for local election officials as they prepare for Election Day," Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said. "No one should have to choose between protecting their health and casting their ballot.”
“This case was part of a nationwide right-wing voter suppression campaign challenging the ability of Americans to safely exercise their right to vote during this unprecedented public health crisis," declared State Attorney General William Tong.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is seeking to convene a special session of the state legislature “very soon,” although more details about the timing are yet to be disseminated.
“Nobody should need to make a decision between their health and their right to vote,” the governor said. “We must guarantee access to the ballot, and this is a way to do that during these extraordinary circumstances. I do not take this decision lightly, and it is with the public health and welfare of residents in mind.”
A group of 11 State Senate Democrats has sent a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont questioning the prudence of starting to reopen some state businesses on May 20 – concerns that the governor tried to assuage during today’s briefing.
Cybersecurity efforts will also be ramped up. "All the information we have received from the federal intelligence community indicates that various malicious actors are still seeking to disrupt our elections," according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.
New York state voters will have an expanded option to use an absentee ballot to vote in the June 23 primary instead of having...
“Changing an election date is not something we do lightly,” tweeted Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, “it’s a recognition of the severity & nature of this crisis, and more steps may be necessary to guarantee that every CT voter has an opportunity to cast their ballot.”
While Merrill said she feels good about the legitimacy of vote tabulation in the state, she warned that cyber-based “creators of propaganda” are a more worrisome concern: “They’re spreading false information about our elections -- in 2018 there was one website telling people that the election was being held on a different day.”