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CT ‘in a good place’ with voting reforms, outgoing Secretary of...

“When I came into office (in 2011) everything was still being done on paper,” Denise Merrill says. “There was shockingly little being done online.”

CT Secretary of State Merrill will not seek re-election

Merrill previously represented the 54th Assembly District.

Lamont signs bill to speed up absentee ballot tabulating

“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.”

Connecticut State Supreme Court tosses lawsuit seeking to halt absentee ballots

“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.

Lamont calling special session to address absentee balloting, police transparency

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.

Lamont approves absentee voting for all in August primary; Fasano questions...

“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.”

Group of CT Senate Dems question May 20 reopening; Lamont stays...

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.

All registered voters in CT receiving absentee ballots for primary, general...

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.

Vote-by-mail with absentee ballots to be allowed for NY primary in...

New York state voters will have an expanded option to use an absentee ballot to vote in the June 23 primary instead of having...

Connecticut presidential primary moved to June 2

“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.”

Voting security in CT: Not another Iowa, but cyberthreats persist

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.”

BCW workshop to analyze election season

The Business Council of Westchester will host a public workshop Sept. 28 to break down for voters their effect on the upcoming local and national elections.