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Light Primary Turnout Reported

State and local elections officials are reporting light turnout for Connecticut’s primary, where Republicans are choosing their gubernatorial nominee and voters from both major parties are picking their candidates for state legislative races.

08/12/2014

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill (Courtesy CT-N)

Light Turnout Predicted For Connecticut Primary

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is predicting light turnout for Connecticut’s primary.

08/11/2014

7 am Line at Conard High polling place, West Hartford

Merrill Encourages Schools To Close On Election Day

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is encouraging Connecticut schools to close on Election Day.

12/16/2013

Secretary of the State Merrill on Marriage Equality

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today issued the following statement reacting to two actions by the the United States Supreme Court relating to the rights of same sex couples.  In a 5-4 decision in […]

06/26/2013

Supreme Court( File:Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials React To Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision

National and state officials responded Tuesday to the Supreme Court’s decision on voting rights legislation. See the statements some of them issued.

06/25/2013

Secretary Of The State Merrill Reaction To Court Decision

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today issued the following statement reacting to the United States Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in the case of Shelby County v. Holder, striking down section five of the federal […]

06/25/2013

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

Republicans Win Top Ballot Line In November

State Republicans have won the top ballot line in this fall’s election, based on a decision today from the Connecticut Supreme Court.

09/26/2012

Connecticut Public Figures On Jim Calhoun

Connecticut public officials Thursday paid tribute to retiring UConn Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Cahoun and offered their support for the new coach Kevin Ollie. Click here for a sampling.

09/13/2012

Surrounded by relatives, Chris Donovan delivers a concession speech in the fifth congressional district Democratic primary. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Donovan Withdraws As Working Families Candidate

Now Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says she’s received a letter from Chris Donovan, officially withdrawing his candidacy from the Working Families Party nomination.

08/30/2012

"I voted" stickers are seen on June 5, 2012 at the town hall polling station in the town of Hudson, Wisconsin, during voting for current Governor Scott Walker and challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The recall election marks just the third time in US history that a state governor has been challenged midterm. Wisconsin is a key swing state in the November presidential election. It is seen as leaning toward Obama, but Tuesday's vote could show an inclination to flip toward Republican challenger Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Primary Turnout at 19.2 and 27.7 Percent

Statewide turnout in the August 14th primary was down from the primary two years ago, for both Republicans and Democrats.

08/23/2012

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