Voting Issues? Call Hotline

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 concerns on Primary Day voters are asked to call 1-866-SEEC-INFO (1-866-733-2463) or send an email to Both the hotline and email alert will be monitored throughout the day by staff from both agencies to assist voters with any problems encountered.

“We do not expect any problems for voters tomorrow, but our offices are prepared to address concerns should anything arise for the primaries,” said Secretary Merrill, Connecticut’s chief elections official. “Voters have multiple ways to contact our offices if there are any concerns this Tuesday. Voters can e-mail or call our offices from their mobile devices or land lines if there are any problems to report. Through our joint efforts and resources, my office and the State Elections Enforcement Commission will do our best to immediately respond to any potential issues.”

Voters who utilize the hotline or email may report concerns anonymously, but are asked to state the town and polling place where the problem is occurring and provide as many details as possible. This will aid SEEC and the Secretary of the State’s staff to attend to the situation and find a solution in a timely manner. In addition to the email and telephone hotline, the Secretary of the State’s office and SEEC will hold two separate conference calls during the day on Tuesday to share information about potential problems or complaints at the polls, and coordinate the appropriate response.

Polls will be open for registered Republicans statewide for primaries tomorrow, while registered Democrats can vote in a number of regional and local primaries. Voters can go online at to see if they are registered to vote, where their polling place is located, what candidates will be on the ballot, and what type of identification to bring with them to the polls. Polls will be open for the primaries throughout Connecticut from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on August 12th, 2014.


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