Crickets. That’s the sound of political campaigning in the era of Covid-19. For now, it’s all virtual. Groovy news for incumbents. Annoying for opponents trying to break through (if opponents exist).
It’s mid April, party endorsements for Congress, state legislative seats and registrar of voters will take place next month in advance of potential August primaries.
Of course with stimulus money now hitting bank accounts, there’s a chance Moore will receive more campaign loot: “When you get those stimulus checks, make sure you save some for Moore for Senate 2020. Just sayin’.”
State elections officials are still sorting out reshaped campaign and ballot access regulations, including a call to allow all Connecticut residents the option to vote by mail with “illness” the universal excuse.
The State Elections Enforcement Commission that regulates elections in Connecticut and investigates complaints has issued an update on its matters:
NOTICE: Pursuant to the Governor’s directive, our offices at 20 Trinity Street are closed to the public until further notice. Staff continues to work and remains available via telephone (860-256-2940) and email (email@example.com) as normal. If you reach a voicemail, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. The April quarterly filing is due April 13, 2020 and we encourage all those who can to file by the deadline. Please note that, pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order No. 7M, the agency will suspend fees and penalties for candidates and candidate committees, traditional political committees, and party committees that are late in submitting this filing up to 90 days past the prescribed deadline. Similarly, time requirements for docketed matters including decision-making requirements, hearings, or other time limitations or deadlines, procedures or legal processes pertaining to these matters are extended for 90 days. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We hope to return to normal business as soon as possible. Click here for additional information concerning other filings, filing by paper, and PARs.
2020 CEP Guide here.
2020 campaigners outside of CEP here.