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Denise W. Merrill Secretary of the State Connecticut - Seal


Statement of Secretary Merrill on EO Allowing Ballots Postmarked by Election Day to be Counted

“I asked the governor for an executive order allowing ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Thursday to be counted so that every voter who cast a ballot on time has their ballot counted, and their voice heard.

“The statewide power outages and connectivity issues caused by Tropical Storm Isaiah have resulted in disruption to mail delivery and election offices across the state. This executive order would respond to postal delays caused by the storm to make sure every vote is counted.

“Voters who cast their ballot on time, and had it postmarked by Election Day, should have their vote counted and shouldn't be disenfranchised by delays in power outages, mail delivery, or historic storms.“ - Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill

Please see the attached letter requesting the executive order.

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