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Sec. Merrill unveils certification program for Conn. registrar of voters

By Dylan Hyman, Staff
Published: September 9, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A recently enacted law mandating all registrar of voters to be certified has begun to take effect with the state’s first ever certification program for the registrar.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, along with the Dean of the UCONN School of Business, John Elliott, Melissa Russell, President of the Registrars of Voters Association of Connecticut, and Michael Brandi, Executive Director of the State Elections Enforcement Commission came together to announce the initiative Wednesday.

The program will include classes that will help address the legal role of the registrar, how to prepare for Election Day and other topics that fall under the registrar’s responsibility.

“I am so happy to announce the launch of this certification program, which gives our hard working registrars the professional development and training in election administration they have sought for years,” said Secretary Merrill

The UCONN School of Business will be offering their services to teach the course through live video feeds at the various UCONN campuses across the state.

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