Sec. of the State Denise Merrill announced Wednesday the launch of a mobile app that allows residents with a valid Connecticut driver’s license to register to vote directly from their smartphone or tablet.
The CT Voter registration app is available for Apple and Android products.
Merrill said in a statement that “Modern features like this help to reach new eligible voters, and the more people who participate the better.” Connecticut is the 15th state in the U.S. and the first in New England to offer online voter registration.
By Daniela Altimari, Hartford Courant
In November of 2014, Connecticut voters will consider amending the state Constitution to eliminate restrictions on early voting and allow greater access to absentee ballots.
The referendum is the result of a joint resolution approved by the state Senate just after 11 p.m. on Wednesday. The 22-14 vote was the last legislative step in the two-year, bicameral process required when the state Constitution is amended. Continue reading
On Thursday, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill released a list of registered write-in candidates for the Nov. 6 election.
To get on the ballot, the candidates had to register with Merrill\’s office by Tuesday.
Write-in candidates will not appear on the actual ballot, but Merrill says voting machines are programmed to accept votes for write-in candidates if they are registered with her office.
“Barring any last-minute withdrawals, our list of candidates for the November 6th general election is now set,” Merrill said in a prepared statement issued Thursday.
The write-in candidates for this year\’s election are: