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Entries Tagged as 'Alma Maya'

Could Alma Maya And Ed Gomes Jump Into Special Election For State Senate? Alma Says ‘No’

December 24th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

UPDATE: Alma Maya has notified OIB that after careful consideration she’ll not be a candidate for State Senate. Add Town Clerk Alma Maya and former State Senator Ed Gomes to the list of top-tier potential candidates to fill the senate seat being vacated by Andres Ayala who will be appointed commissioner of the Department of […]

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What Will Queenie Do? What Will Alma Do? Political Positioning For 2015

December 10th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics

Ooh, it was such a juicy rumor for the scandal sheet business, we couldn’t let this one go without fanning the flames. City Councilwoman Lydia Martinez, the city’s queen of absentee ballots, wants to lead the Town Clerk’s Office that oversees absentee ballots.

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Paging Absentee Ballot Scammers, Election Question Offers Early Voting

September 29th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

This question will appear on the November ballot: “Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to remove restrictions concerning absentee ballots and to permit a person to vote without appearing at a polling place on the day of an election?”

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Blizzard Of Absentee Ballots In Tuesday’s Primary, Complaint Filed Against Andres Ayala Camp

August 11th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

One day left. The final mail pieces, phone calls, door knocks are underway for Tuesday’s primaries. What you hearing out there? Absentee ballots could decide some  races. The Town Clerk’s Office has mailed 1865 absentee ballots in the city (1151 returned as of Monday afternoon), a majority of them generated by the camp of State […]

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Voting By ‘Small Envelope’ (Sign Here)

August 6th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

On the November ballot Connecticut voters will decide if they want early voting as most states do, a legislatively approved question shepherded by Secretary of the State Denise Merrill to revise the state constitution. Connecticut is among a handful of states that require excuse-only absentee balloting. Some city campaign operatives by fiat this cycle have […]

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Final Week Push For Primary Votes, Absentee Ballot Requests Flood Town Clerk

August 5th, 2014 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

One week left until tsunami Tuesday. How many times have you voted? Oh that’s right, no early voting (yet) in the state of Connecticut. But that’s not stopping a blizzard of absentee ballots from blanketing city neighborhoods as campaign operatives put on a final push with door knocks, phone calls, mail pieces and pleas on […]

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Community Letter To State Board Of Ed: Give Children At Marin School A Chance To Succeed

May 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment · Education, News and Events

In an open letter to the State Board of Education 23 community leaders urge steps to turn around one of Connecticut’s lowest-performing schools. In 1992, Luis Muñoz Marin School opened its doors to hundreds of children on the East Side of Bridgeport. Named after the first democratically elected governor of the island of Puerto Rico, […]

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