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Denise Merrill

  • Merrill announces voter registration partnership with AAA

    HARTFORD, Conn. – With the Nov. 3 municipal elections approaching, Connecticut residents have new options when it comes to registering to vote: their local AAA offices. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill this week launched a partnership with AAA in which 14 AAA branch offices are offering voter registration services.

  • Registrars of voters begin school Monday

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The first-ever professional certification program for Registrars of Voters, who are in charge of Connecticut’s elections, begins on Monday.

  • Primary elections to be held on a Wednesday this year

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Primaries for this year’s municipal elections have been pushed back a week and a day due to what a spokesman for Secretary of the State Denise Merrill called a “random kind of calendar coincidence.”

  • State cracks down on out-of-state businesses

    State cracks down on out-of-state businesses

    HARTFORD, Conn. – State officials collected roughly $1.8 million in fines from out-of-state companies operating illegally in Connecticut during the 2015 fiscal year, according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen. Merrill and Jepsen announced this week that the penalties were the results of a joint investigation by their offices.…

  • Lumaj proposes banning some convicts from public office

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Peter Lumaj, the Republican candidate for secretary of the state, called Wednesday for a law banning anyone convicted of crimes like corruption and voter fraud from holding public office. In a press conference held outside current Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s Capitol office, Lumaj cited recent corruption cases like the arrest…

  • Merrill becomes first to qualify

    HARTFORD, Conn. –Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, who announced her re-election bid in December, became the first statewide candidate to qualify for public financing in 2014. On Wednesday, the State Elections Enforcement Commission approved grants for Merrill and six legislative candidates. Merrill raised $75,000 in small qualifying contributions and will receive a general election…