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April 24, 2016

45,000 Young Connecticut Voters Register

by Jack Kramer | April 24, 2016 11:53pm

Christine Stuart photo Thousands of younger voters have registered to vote in advance of this Tuesday’s presidential primaries.

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April 22, 2016

OP-ED | Trump, Hillary Will Prevail Here, But If Trump’s the GOP Nominee…

by Terry Cowgill | April 22, 2016 5:30am

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Get ready, devotees of Connecticut politics. You are about to experience a once-in-a-generation phenomenon — maybe even once-in-a-lifetime. Rather than simply viewing us as an ATM for campaign cash or, as one observer put it, “a little footnote after New York,” both parties are holding presidential primaries in our state that might actually mean something this year.

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April 20, 2016

U.S. Justice Department: Connecticut Is Not Complying With Motor-Voter Law

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2016 3:48pm

The U.S. Department of Justice said it’s planning to sue Connecticut for failure to comply with a section of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, if it doesn’t fix the problem.

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April 19, 2016

Connecticut Will Offer Real-Time Election Results This November

by Christine Stuart | April 19, 2016 7:44pm

Christine Stuart photo They’ve been working on it for more than five years, but Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said they’ve finished development of a real-time election results reporting system that works for Connecticut.

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March 15, 2016

Even As Political Spending Explodes, Disclosure Remains Hazy

by Mary Spicuzza and Jeremy B. White | March 15, 2016 11:59am

AP File Photo / Andy Manis / http://sunshineweek.rcfp.org The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision effectively wiped out key campaign finance regulations that had been in effect for decades, so requiring more disclosure of campaign donors may be the only way for the public to have some control over political campaigns. Yet Congress and the states have shown little appetite to do so.

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March 11, 2016

OP-ED | Augie Wolf Exemplifies The Woes Of Connecticut’s GOP

by Terry Cowgill | March 11, 2016 6:30am

There are few things more discouraging in political life than announcing your candidacy and having it blow up in your face before you can even get your bearings. And U.S. Senate candidate August “Augie” Wolf, a former Olympic athlete, should know the importance of not stumbling out of the starting blocks.

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March 8, 2016

Head Election Regulator Warns Support For Bill Could Prove Fatal To Landmark Campaign Law

by Christine Stuart | March 8, 2016 6:30am

Christine Stuart file photo The head of Connecticut’s election enforcement agency warned lawmakers Monday that a piece of legislation they’re considering would change how political parties operate in Connecticut.

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February 11, 2016

Coalition Calls For End To Prison Gerrymandering

by Rowan Kane | February 11, 2016 6:30am

Rowan Kane photo A broad coalition of advocates wants to end the practice of prison gerrymandering.

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February 10, 2016

Merrill Calls For Abolition Of Party Loyalty Tests

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 10, 2016 6:30am

CTNJ file photo A state law that allows registrars to impose a loyalty test on voters should be stripped out of the statute book, Secretary of State Denise Merrill said.

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February 8, 2016

Merrill Seeks Automatic Voter Registration At DMV In Bid To Hike Turnout

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 8, 2016 2:14pm

Photo contributed by the Secretary of the State's office. To boost voter registration, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is asking legislators to back a plan that would automatically add anyone doing business with the Department of Motor Vehicles to the voter rolls.

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