March 23, 2017
by Jonathan Perloe | March 23, 2017 5:30am
Having seen the loser of the national popular vote win the White House in two of the last five presidential elections, I’ve been aware for years of the inequity of the current winner-take-all system of assigning states’ electoral votes. But winner-take-all does a disservice even when it “works,” that is, when the Electoral College winner is also the candidate for whom the most ballots were cast.
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March 19, 2017
by Denise Merrill | March 19, 2017 9:00am
First came a tweet asking why we don’t have early voting.
Then several emails, and a few more after that, asking why voting is confined to a single Tuesday in November. It was an issue that was repeated often in the days leading to November 8-why must Americans stand in long lines to exercise their most fundamental right?
March 7, 2017
by Jack Kramer | March 7, 2017 6:30am
HARTFORD, CT — Two proposed bills that are designed to strengthen election reporting laws received the backing of the executive director of the State Elections Commission at a public hearing on Monday.
January 30, 2017
by Christine Stuart | January 30, 2017 6:30am
HARTFORD, CT—Anticipating that President Donald Trump will sign an executive order calling for an investigation into alleged voter fraud in the November 2016 election, Connecticut’s Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said there’s no evidence to suggest it happened.
January 26, 2017
by Christine Stuart | January 26, 2017 1:57am
January 13, 2017
by Christine Stuart | January 13, 2017 12:27pm
Special elections to fill the seats vacated by Rep. Stephen Dargan, and Sens. Eric Coleman and Rob Kane will be held Feb. 28.
December 19, 2016
by Christine Stuart | December 19, 2016 1:43pm
November 8, 2016
by Jack Kramer | November 8, 2016 9:47am
(Updated 3:00 p.m.)
NEW HAVEN, CT — A steady but not overwhelming crowd of New Haven voters showed up at City Hall bright and early Tuesday morning to take advantage of Connecticut’s first-ever Election Day Registration (EDR) in a presidential election.
Longer lines at some of New Haven’s other polling locations started to form mid-morning and ballots at a Hartford polling place had the wrong state representative candidates listed.
November 7, 2016
by Christine Stuart | November 7, 2016 3:00pm
November 3, 2016
by Christine Stuart | November 3, 2016 2:17pm
HARTFORD, CT — With less than a week left in the campaign, House Democratic leadership said they want to change Connecticut’s election clean law in a way that would create a challenge to Citizens United. Republican legislative leaders called the move hypocritical and desperate.