HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut officials have established an Election Day hotline for voters to report problems at polling places or ask questions.

The state Elections Enforcement Commission and Secretary of the State’s office announced the hotline call center on Tuesday. It will operate from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., the same hours polls are open.

Agency lawyers and elections officers will monitor calls to the hotline.
The commission has the authority to investigate possible violations of election laws, inspect campaign finance records and reports, refer evidence of violations to the chief state’s attorney or attorney general, issue advisory opinions and recommend revisions to the state’s election laws.to the General Assembly.

The hotline number is 866-SEEC-INFO.

Bridgeport ran out of ballots in 2010, creating confusion in the closest governor’s race in decades.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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