A federal lawsuit was filed Thursday to make mail-in voting for the November election available to all eligible Connecticut voters during the coronavirus pandemic.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's secretary of the state announced Friday which candidates will appear on the ballot for the April 28 presidential primaries.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut voters who are registered with one party but want to vote in a different party's presidential primary are facing a key deadline.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is expected to receive roughly $5 million in additional federal grant funds to help protect the state's voting system.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — There's a new online portal in Connecticut that will allow notaries to handle their licensing needs with a few keyboard strokes.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The mayor of New Haven was ousted by voters Tuesday as other incumbents declared victory in other cities including Bridgeport, Hartford and Danbury.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on elections in Connecticut (all times local):
The mayor of New Haven has lost her bid for reelection while incumbent mayors in Bridgeport...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Top political leaders in Connecticut are set to receive an update on election security.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut residents have until noon on Monday to register to vote in Tuesday's primary elections.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says people not already...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he's hoping to pressure the Republican-led Senate to pass election security legislation before the 2020 election.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says a new report from the U.S. Senate Intelligence committee confirms Connecticut successfully fended off cyberintrusions during the...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say they're pleased there will be no citizenship question on the 2020 census but remain worried people will be too fearful to...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut voters won't be asked anytime soon to change the state's constitution to allow early voting.
While a resolution that would have put the question on the...
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town saw 77 voters' ballots rejected due to a poll worker's incorrect instructions to voters.
The Connecticut Post reports the State Elections Enforcement...
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State officials are commending four Connecticut communities that all saw over three-fourths of their voters go to the polls last November.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The State Elections Enforcement Commission plans investigations into more than a dozen alleged election issues in Connecticut.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal officials say they've reached an agreement with Connecticut on the state's process for identifying registered voters who have died, in an effort to prevent voter fraud.
The Justice Department announced the "memorandum of understanding" Friday. The agreement calls for state election officials to coordinate with the state Public Health Department to remove dead people from the voter database — as required by federal law.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Five Democratic Connecticut lawmakers will not be taking the oath of office when the new General Assembly opens.
Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced Wednesday she's received resignation letters from Senators Beth Bye of West Hartford, Terry Gerrantana of New Britain and Tim Larson of East Hartford. All three are taking jobs in Democratic Gov.-elect Ned Lamont's new administration.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More Connecticut lawmakers will not take the oath of office when the legislative session opens, instead opting for jobs in Gov.-elect Ned Lamont's administration.
Lamont is nominating a fellow Democrat, East Hartford Sen. Tim Larson, to lead the Office of Higher Education, which handles financial aid matters and independent colleges, universities, and postsecondary career schools. Larson has served in the Senate since 2015.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut businesses are being warned about a bogus mailing from "Workplace Compliance Services" claiming a payment is required under state law.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — One of Connecticut's legislative races remains in limbo.
A Superior Court judge has sided with the Republican Party and agreed to issue a temporary restraining order that blocks Secretary of the State Denise Merrill from declaring a winner in Stratford's 120th Assembly District.
While a recent recount showed Democratic Rep. Phil Young defeated Republican challenger James Feehan by 13 votes, the tally is in doubt because at least 75 voters were given the wrong ballots.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The final makeup of the new Connecticut General Assembly remains unclear.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill's office announced Thursday there will be four recounts, triggered by close tallies. The list includes the seat held by Democratic House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (ehr-eh-SIM'-oh-wits) of Berlin. His district also includes Southington.
Initial results from The Associated Press show Aresimowicz with a 37-vote lead over Republican Michael Gagliardi.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two businessmen are locked in a tight race for governor, an acclaimed educator is looking to become the first black woman to represent Connecticut in Congress, and each major party is hoping to seize control of the deadlocked state Senate.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut election officials say steps have been taken to protect to the integrity of the vote next week.
Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said Thursday her office has been working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, and the State Election Enforcement Commission to provide an additional layer of security to Connecticut's election cybersecurity infrastructure.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The final day to register to vote in Connecticut before Election Day is fast-approaching.
Potential voters have until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday to register at www.myvote.ct.gov/register . Tuesday also marks the deadline for potential voters to register in person at their local town hall, the state Department of Motor Vehicles or other state agency by the close of business.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republicans have found a new candidate for Connecticut's General Assembly after the original one withdrew following criticism over comments he made online about victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Secretary of State Denise Merrill is warning Connecticut voters about a possible scam involving fake voter registration phone calls.
The Democrat says the calls claim to be from TurboVote, which she describes as a reputable voter registration organization. She says the group has confirmed it is not making the suspicious phone calls from people asking to register voters over the phone or arrange for an absentee ballot.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State officials have unveiled a plan to strengthen Connecticut's election cybersecurity infrastructure.
MASHAN TUCKET, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the Connecticut Republican state convention (all times local):
Connecticut Republicans have endorsed candidates for Attorney General and Secretary of the State, hoping to break the longtime Democratic stronghold on those seats.
Delegates at Friday's state convention backed Pomfret nurse and attorney Susan Hatfield for attorney general and former New Fairfield First Selectman Susan Chapman for secretary of the state.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The House of Representatives has approved legislation that could eventually lead to early voting in Connecticut.
House members voted 81-65 on Thursday in favor of a resolution that would ask voters to amend the state's constitution to allow people to cast their ballots before Election Day. The bill now moves to the Senate.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is receiving $5.1 million from the federal government to help secure the state's voter registration system.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced the funding on Friday. It's part of a $380 million federal initiative.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut lawmaker accused of sending affectionate text messages to a 16-year-old girl resigned Thursday, three weeks after he told House Democratic leaders he would be doing so.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's top election official said Thursday that the state is beefing up security to guard against any disruption by foreign agents during this year's midterm elections.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced a series of steps her office is taking, including joining a federal government center that will help with cyberdefense and threat monitoring.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Marketing companies and other private entities would no longer be able to buy Connecticut's state voter list for about $300 and use the data for solicitations and other purposes under new legislation being considered by state lawmakers this session.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling for a review of how voting by mail might be implemented in Connecticut.
The Democrat has signed an executive order requiring the Office of Policy and Management to review potential methods and requirements to allow voting by mail for all local, state and federal elections in Connecticut.
OPM will work with Secretary of the State Denise Merrill's office on the review.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As advocates prepare efforts register hurricane-displaced Puerto Ricans to vote in the U.S. mainland, the chief elections officer in Connecticut is putting the weight of her office behind drives to sign up as many eligible newcomers as possible.
Residents of the Caribbean island are U.S. citizens, but they are barred from voting for president unless they are registered in the U.S. mainland.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — There's an Election Day dispute about whether the name of a deceased Connecticut city councilmember should still appear on the ballot.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Cities and towns across Connecticut are gearing up for municipal elections, where candidates ranging from mayor to school board will appear on Tuesday's ballot.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
There are about 2.1 million total active registered voters in the state. Of those, there are 861,766 unaffiliated voters, 771,412 Democrats and 453,625 Republicans.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The deadline to register to vote in Connecticut's upcoming municipal elections is fast approaching.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says people eligible to vote have until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday to register online. They can also hand-deliver their applications to their local registrar of voters by 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Registrars will be in their offices from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Mail-in applications must be postmarked by Tuesday's date, Oct. 31.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is reminding state residents that Monday is the deadline to register to vote in Tuesday's local primary elections.
The deadline is 12 p.m. Monday to register to vote in the primaries. Unaffiliated voters also have until 12 p.m. Monday to enroll in a major political party if they want to vote in their local primaries.