The Hartford City Council has voted to create a committee to investigate problems that forced several polling places to open late on Election Day and led to a judge’s order to extend voting hours.
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Connecticut residents are being asked to give state officials new authority to make major changes to how, when and where citizens can vote, which could open the door to all voting by mail, online voting, multiple voting days at the polls and expanded use of absentee ballots.
Connecticut’s voluntary public campaign funding program is on pace to dole out a record $35 million in an election marked by a crowded field of statewide candidates who have qualified for the grants.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he doesn’t expect to announce his re-election plans until after the General Assembly adjourns.
Some new faces will be taking over the top local spots statewide.
Connecticut voters can go online and view the ballots for every city and town holding municipal elections on Nov. 5.
Connecticut is conducting a post-election audit of voting in municipal elections that took place in 12 precincts on May 6.
Connecticut Democrats proclaimed victory in Tuesday’s municipal elections, capturing the top seats in Waterbury, Middletown, New Britain and New London and retaining control of the state’s largest cities.