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A typo on a local Connecticut election ballot has helped James J. Butler be elected to office when it was his father, James R. Butler, who was the candidate. (credit: Getty Images)

Support For State Election Changes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Both Democrats and Republicans appear willing to consider changes to Connecticut’s elections system when lawmakers return to the state Capitol in January. Members of both parties agree the state needs to […]

11/22/2014

Gary Rose

SHU Professor Offers Take On Mid Term Elections

WTIC’s John Silva spoke with Sacred Heart University Government and Politics Professor Gary Rose for his take on Election 2014.

11/06/2014

Nappier-Herbst

State Treasurer Nappier Declares Victory

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Democratic state treasurer Denise Nappier is announcing her reelection to a fifth term. Nappier released a statement this afternoon calling Tuesday’s election “hard fought” and called her victory over GOP challenger […]

11/05/2014

ballots

Absentee Ballots Ready For Upcoming Elections

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Absentee ballots are now available for registered voters in Connecticut. Voters can download an application for an absentee ballot from the Secretary of the State’s website or contact their local town […]

10/04/2014

ballots

Military Absentee Ballot Voting Improving

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says absentee ballot voting by military members stationed overseas improved dramatically in Connecticut between 2010 and 2012. Merrill says 94 percent of absentee ballots requested […]

01/13/2014

A woman votes in Florida (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: Voter ID: A Good Idea

It has been argued that “granny” might not be able to vote if they make her have a voter ID. But seriously, why all the concern about taking the extra measure of a voter ID to make sure that every vote cast in a United States election is a legally qualified vote, including “granny’s”?

08/22/2012

A Philadelphia voter (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Lacking Government ID Does Not Make You Unworthy Of Voting

There are many Americans who do not have a government issued ID. In our country there is no requirement to carry ID. If you do not have a government ID, that does not make you a criminal. That does not make you unworthy of voting.

07/31/2012

(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

House OKs Election Day Voter Registration

The House of Representatives voted Monday night to approve a bill that would allow eligible people to register to vote and cast their ballot on Election Day.

05/01/2012

State Elections Enforcement Commission

SEEC Takes No Action On Giuliano Nomination

The State Elections Enforcement Commission took no action Wednesday on the nomination of a new elections watchdog.

01/18/2012

A polling place at Irving Robbins Middle School in Farmington. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Voter Registration Laws Proposed

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill say they’ll be pushing state lawmakers this year to approve legislation allowing voters to register on the web and on Election Day.

01/16/2012

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