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Entries Tagged as 'Denise Merrill'

Republican Elections Candidate Promises To Safeguard Vote, Channels City Ballot Shortage

September 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

When you’re trying to gain voter traction, it’s always good to raise the specter of Bridgeport elections, right? In his first general election ad, Republican candidate for Connecticut Secretary of the State Peter Lumaj highlights the 2010 gubernatorial election when a ballot shortage in the state’s largest city created chaos and national headlines.

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Voting Issues? Call Hotline

August 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill: Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced today that her office will be opening the election hotline along with the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) to respond to potential problems at the polls for the upcoming primaries tomorrow, Tuesday, August 12, 2014. To report any issues or […]

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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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No Magic In Lauretti’s Top Hat, Denied Ballot Access For Lieutenant Governor

June 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton had already projected last week when he suspended his campaign for governor what became official on Tuesday: his running partner Mark Lauretti would not make the ballot to run for lieutenant governor. Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced Lauretti, the mayor of Shelton and 2008 Barnum Festival ringmaster, came […]

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Attention Primary Candidates, How To Qualify For The Ballot

May 15th, 2014 · No Comments · City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

From Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill: Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today is reminding any Democratic or Republican candidates that primary petitions are available for those wishing to run in the August 12th primary for statewide Constitutional office and Representative in Congress.

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Election Buying–Snarky Foley Places Price Tag On City Votes

April 9th, 2014 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Who says Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley doesn’t have a sense of humor? Reflecting on the 2010 race for governor when he lost a squeaker to Democrat Dan Malloy after an appearance by President Obama led to an embarrassing ballot shortage in the city, Foley told a political gathering in Fairfield the other night he’s scouring […]

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Pols Take Note, Growing Hispanic Voter Registration Cannot Be Ignored

January 8th, 2014 · 28 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

There’s strength in numbers, especially in Bridgeport’s growing Hispanic community in an election year. Governor Dan Malloy is expected to visit Bridgeport on Friday to attend a fundraiser for the Hispanic Democratic Caucus, a key leadership bloc to rally voters he’ll likely need to win a second term.

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