Merrill not ready to mandate electronic reporting of election results

HARTFORD, Conn. – She would like to get more election results sent to her office electronically, instead of by fax or police escort, but Secretary of the State Denise Merrill doesn’t believe it should be mandated.

That’s what she told the Government Administration and Elections Committee on Monday.

Merrill, who has been pushing to modernize the election system in Connecticut, isn’t ready to require local registrars of voters, who have until 6 p.m. the day after an election, to send results electronically to the state. She would prefer email, but many still fax it or drive it to Hartford.

Even when they are emailed, the results shared with Merrill’s office are in a rudimentary form. Most Election Day tallies are still handwritten, depending on the municipality, and 2013 was the first year pdfs of those results were uploaded online.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.


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