HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Local Connecticut voting officials will be required to undergo new training and certification under a bill moving to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
The House of Representatives on Monday voted 126-50 in favor of the legislation, which stems from a string of problems at the polls last November. The bill previously cleared the Senate.
Hartford Rep. Matthew Ritter recalled how Hartford voters arrived at the polls during the last election, but could not cast ballots because the polling places weren’t ready.
Under the bill, if the Secretary of the State believes a local registrar has engaged in misconduct or is incompetent, there’s a process for removal from office.
Melissa Russell, president of the registrar of voters association, said the bill provides much-needed technology and the ability to provide results faster.
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