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Secretary Merrill Celebrates Career of Election Director Peggy Reeves and Announces Appointment of New Election Director Ted Bromley

Bromley, long-time Staff Attorney for the Legislation and Elections Administration Department, to become Elections Director on August 2

HARTFORD - Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced today that Election Director Peggy Reeves is retiring from the Office of the Secretary of the State, effective August 1. Reeves, a former Registrar of Voters and State Representative from Wilton, has been the Election Director in Connecticut since 2011. A board member of both the National Association of State Election Directors and the Electronic Registration Information Center, Reeves is nationally recognized as one of the best election administrators in the United States.

“Peggy Reeves has helped Connecticut become a national leader in election administration,” said Merrill. “Peggy was instrumental in the implementation of critical election reforms like Election Day Registration, Online Voter Registration, and Automatic Voter Registration. Her commitment to ensuring that every eligible Connecticut citizen is able to register without barrier and every Connecticut voter can vote without obstacle has been unwavering, but it is her positive attitude and generous spirit that will be missed the most. I wish her the very best.”

Secretary Merrill also announced that long-time Office of the Secretary of the State Staff Attorney Ted Bromley will become Election Director effective August 2. Bromley will oversee the Legislation and Election Administration Division and serve as a liaison between the Secretary of the State’s office and local election officials throughout the state.

“I’m delighted to promote Ted Bromley to the role of Election Director,” said Merrill. “Ted has long been an integral member of our legal team, tasked with interpreting Connecticut election law, advising local election officials, and drafting proposed legislation. I am looking forward to working with him in his new role!”

Ted Bromley, a graduate of Hobart College and Western New England School of Law, has been a Staff Attorney at the Office of the Secretary of the State since 2001. He is a member of the bar in both Connecticut and the District of Columbia.


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