PA 18-120—sHB 5424

Government Administration and Elections Committee

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

SUMMARY: By law, a known candidate for any office is prohibited from serving as an election official on Election Day or at the polls in any capacity, with certain exceptions. Specifically, a town clerk or registrar of voters, who is a candidate for the same office, may perform his or her official duties.

The act also 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.

The act also makes unrelated technical and conforming changes.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage