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Report: Numerous Errors Plagued Election Day In Hartford

Jim Levulis

A report released Friday on Election Day voting problems in Hartford says "multiple, serious errors" plagued the November 4th balloting that kept residents from voting and hindered an accurate vote count.The report, prompted by the failure of several polling stations to open at 6 a.m. as required, was issued by a committee established by the Hartford City Council.

It said Hartford Registrars failed to provide the Secretary of the State with information about polling place moderators and failed to timely prepare and deliver final registry books by 8 p.m. the day before Election Day.

Other problems, according to the report, include the failure to prepare and open several polling places and maintain adequate communication.

The report blames a dysfunctional working relationship among election officials and a lack of leadership and accountability.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org