PA 16-31—SB 254

Government Administration and Elections Committee


SUMMARY: This act eliminates a requirement that registrars of voters hold a voter registration session from 10: 00 a. m. to 2: 00 p. m. on the Saturday of the third week before a regular election. It also makes technical changes.

The act retains requirements that the registrars hold the following registration sessions:

1. a session for two hours between 5: 00 p. m. and 9: 00 p. m. on the 14th day before a primary for towns with 25,000 or more residents;

2. a session from 9: 00 a. m. to 8: 00 p. m. on the seventh day before a regular election;

3. a limited session on the last weekday before a regular election, from 9: 00 a. m. to 5: 00 p. m. , to admit individuals who become eligible to vote after the voter registration session held on the seventh day before the election; and

4. one session annually, between January 1 and the last day of school, at each public high school in their town. (In regional school districts, the registrars of the member towns rotate the responsibility for conducting this session. )

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2016

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