OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5424

AN ACT CONCERNING CERTAIN CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF REGISTRAR OF VOTERS AT REGULAR ELECTIONS.

SUMMARY

This bill allows a deputy registrar of voters who is a candidate for the office of registrar of voters to perform his or her official duties on election day. Current law prohibits a known candidate for any office from serving (1) as an election official on election day or (2) at the polls in any capacity, except that a municipal clerk or a registrar of voters, who is a candidate for the same office, may perform his or her official duties.

The bill also makes related technical and conforming changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

17

Nay

0

(03/23/2018)