Denise Merrill

FILE -- People vote in Conn. (credit: Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

Tuesday Is Final Day To Register Before Next Week’s Connecticut Vote

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said there’s sometimes confusion about what one must do in order to vote in Connecticut.

10/28/2014

Connecticut GOP gubernatorial candidates Tom Foley, left, and John McKinney (credits: Getty Images and Sen. John McKinney's Office)

Connecticut Republicans Pick Tom Foley As Malloy’s November Challenger

The contest between Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney of Fairfield for the GOP nomination is the marquee race in this year’s primary.

08/12/2014

Absentee Ballot Application (file/credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Conn. Weighing Broader Early Voting Rules

There is a push under way to have Connecticut become the next state to eliminate restrictions on early voting and to make it easier for voters to access and use absentee ballots.

05/09/2013

Rep. Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon (credit: Murphy Campaign, McMahon Campaign)

Conn. Sec’y Of The State Concerned About Turnout As McMahon Faces Murphy

Nearly 2.1 million people are registered to vote, with more than 100,000 citizens becoming new voters since early September.

11/06/2012

Sandy flooding in Connecticut (credit: Governor's Office)

Connecticut Election Officials Assessing Situation Ahead Of Tuesday’s Vote

On Tuesday, November 6, American citizens will pick their president, but how and where many will do that is in question following superstorm Sandy.

11/03/2012

Mitt Romney helps to load donated goods as he attends a storm relief campaign event in Kettering, Ohio. (credit:  EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images); President Barack Obama comforts Hurricane Sandy victim Dana Vanzant as he visits a neighborhood in Brigantine, New Jersey. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Sandy Makes Election Preparation Difficult For Storm-Wracked Tri-State Area

The storm, which devastated communities with power outages and flooding had already disrupted early voting in parts of New Jersey.

11/01/2012

Traffic on I-95 in Norwalk - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: CT DOT)

Four Connecticut Counties Declared Disaster Areas As Outages Reduced

Gov. Dan Malloy says four Connecticut counties that include the state’s battered shoreline have been declared disaster areas by the federal government.

10/31/2012

People vote in Milford, CT (file / credit: Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

Conn. Secretary Of The State Hopes Registered Voters Will Actually Show Up

About 90,000 new voters have added their names to the rolls in Connecticut for this year. But will they show up?

09/25/2012

Linda McMahon (credit: Getty Images), Rep. Chris Murphy (credit: chrismurphy.house.gov)

McMahon Cruises To Victory In Conn. GOP Primary

Well, it’s on to November in Connecticut, with Republican Linda McMahon hoping the second time’s the charm in her quest to win a U.S. Senate seat.

08/14/2012

A polling location in Ridgefield, CT on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Conn. Secretary Of State Downplays Power Problems; Democrats Turn Things Around At Polls

A former police chief toppled the incumbent Waterbury mayor Tuesday night in one of Connecticut’s most closely watched elections.

11/08/2011

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill (file / credit: Office of the Secretary of the State)

Officials To Audit Three Bridgeport Primary Polling Places

Voting officials will audit the polling station at a Bridgeport school where more than a dozen University of Bridgeport students were turned away on primary day last month.

10/13/2011

Bill Finch and Mary-Jane Foster (credits: Bill Finch for Mayor, Foster for Bridgeport 2011)

Voters Head To The Polls As Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch Faces Primary Challenge

Mayor Bill Finch is challenged by Mary-Jane Foster, a co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team and a vice president of the University of Bridgeport.

09/27/2011

FILE -- "OPEN" neon sign in window (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

Businesses Failing To Register In Connecticut

Connecticut’s new Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says about 300 companies have dodged the requirement to register with her office.

08/04/2011