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CT online Voter registration

“It is all of our jobs to help make it easier for people to register to vote and increase our access to democracy, ” Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said at a Capitol press conference announcing the launch of the new site.

There are an estimated 200, 000 Connecticut residents with driver’s licenses who are not registered to vote, Merrill said.

The new system created by PCC Technology of Bloomfield will check the information the voter enters into the system against their signature on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The registration then gets sent to the local registrar of voters, who needs to accept it and verify it before a voter is certified to vote in a specific municipality.

Melissa Russell, president of the Registrar of Voters Association in Connecticut, said getting to Hartford from Bethlehem in the snow was more difficult than gathering the online registration information. She said the new system sends her an email confirmation that she verifies. She then sends a letter to the voter to let them know their registration was accepted.

Christine Stuart photoJoe Singh of PCC Technology said the system is safe and secure. He said his company has built similar systems for about 11 states and has never had a problem. The website cost the state 0, 000.

But Merrill stressed that it’s more than an online system because it relies on verification by local election officials.

Malloy has not said whether he will seek re-election, but he was happy to pose for pictures with the two young college students changing their voter registration as part of Tuesday’s demonstration. When part of the online registration of Lisette Rodriguez was blocked from a projection screen to protect her personal information, Malloy joked that he wanted to see her party affiliation.

Connecticut does not allow online voting, but it does allow a person to register to vote and vote on the same day. An estimated 2, 900 voters took advantage of Election Day Registration in the 2013 municipal election last November. But since Merrill does not certify local election results, it’s still unclear exactly how many voters may have used that option to vote.

Merrill’s office had preliminary voter results this year about a week after the election, but it was unable to report the Election Day Registration votes until mid-January.

“The results coming in sometimes come by police car, ” Merrill said. “We still have a long way to go in terms of our results reporting.”


Popular Q&A

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where do i go online to obtain a voter's registration card? | Yahoo Answers

You must be a progressive. You want everything handed to you. You have to register to vote to get that card. You actually have to make the effort t fill out the voter registration form, sign it, and submit it the proper authorities.

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Looks like it is not too late:
Registration Deadlines for New Voters
PRIMARY: Your application must be postmarked by the 5th day before a primary (or received by your Registrar of Voters or a voter registration agency by the 5th day before a primary). You may apply in person to your town clerk or registrar until noon on the last business day before a primary.
ELECTION: Your application must be postmarked by the 14th day before an election (or received by your Registrar of Voters or a voter registration agency by the 14th day before an election). The 2007 election will be held on Nove…

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