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Connecticut officials urge vigilance for voter intimidation

Oct. 15, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s Democratic secretary of the state on Thursday urged vigilance for any intimidation of voters at polling places on Election Day. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill spoke at a news conference outside the state Capitol with Attorney General William Tong and...

Lamont signs legislation giving more time to process ballots

Oct. 2, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed legislation Friday that will give local election officials more time to begin processing the deluge of absentee ballots expected in this year's presidential election, in light of concerns about the pandemic. The bill, which received final, bipartisan legislative approval on...

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2020, file photo, volunteers sort mail-in ballots on Primary Day, in Glastonbury, Conn. Town and city clerks across Connecticut have been enlisting volunteers, hiring extra staff and paying overtime to workers to process an unprecedented number of requests for absentee election ballots. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Connecticut clerks enlist help with ballot application surge

Sep. 30, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

Town and city clerks across Connecticut have been enlisting volunteers, hiring extra staff and paying overtime to workers to process an unprecedented number of requests for absentee election ballots. In East Hartford alone, where records show 858 absentee ballots were submitted in the 2016 presidential election,...