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Today is Election Day and polls are open in cities and towns across the state.  Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says municipal elections are for important jobs like Boards of Education, planning and zoning and other local decision makers.

 

For the first time Connecticut residents can register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day.  Same day voter registration can be done by going to city or town hall, showing an ID to the registrar and signing up to vote.  A special ballot can then be filled out and will be counted for the election. 

 

Merrill says Connecticut is the 12th state to have this type of law and consulted with Wisconsin officials because that state has had same day registration for 40 years. 

 

Polls are open until 8pm.

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