Voter Registration Check-In Concerns

Some voters had issues with their voter registration at the polls Tuesday morning.

There are moderators assigned to every polling location to handle registration questions and work out issues. The Secretary of the State's office also coordinated with the Connecticut Bar Association to make lawyers available to respond to voting related issues if necessary. There are 110 volunteer lawyers on call for Election Day.

At Maple Hill Elementary School in Naugatuck, some residents who thought they were registered to vote through AAA were turned away at the polls.

Registrar Matt Katra said they were aware of several of those reports and those residents were being directed to Town Hall for same-day registration. Katra also said they've heard from a few people who said they registered with the DMV who were not on the list.

Katra said all the registrations that made it to his office before the deadline were processed, but if AAA or the DMV miss the deadline, there isn't anything voters can do but register day of.

At Rawson Elementary School in Hartford several voters were told they were not on the list. The residents said they had been registered and voting at Rawson for years, but they weren't on the list. The moderator stepped in to try to work out the issue.

In Bristol, voters found their names weren’t listed in the online database of registered voters, and they had to be checked in manually, delaying the process. The Bristol Registrar’s office said the computer database is an auxiliary system and there must be a voter check list on paper according to state statute, and they have stopped using the computer check-in for the time being while they work out the discrepancies.

The NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters are responding to your concerns at the polls. If you have an issue, contact us at 860-521-3030 or fill out our online form. 

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