Except as otherwise provided, the following terms, as used in this title and sections 3-124, 7-5, 7-6, 7-7, 7-17, 7-20, 7-39, 7-157, 7-214, 7-275, 7-295, 7-343, 7-407, 8-1, 8-5, 8-19, 10-219, 11-36, 13a-11, 30-10, 30-11, 45a-18, 45a-19 and 51-95 have the following meanings:

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 9-1

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Ballot: means paper or other material containing the names of the candidates or a statement of a proposed constitutional amendment or other question or proposition to be voted on. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • Election: means any electors' meeting at which the electors choose public officials by use of voting tabulators or by paper ballots as provided in §. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • Elector: means any person possessing the qualifications prescribed by the Constitution and duly admitted to, and entitled to exercise, the privileges of an elector in a town. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • Municipal election: means the regularly recurring election held in a municipality at which the electors of the municipality choose public officials of such municipality. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • Municipality: means any city, borough or town within the state. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • Official ballot: means the official ballot to be used at an election, or the official ballot to be used thereat in accordance with the provisions of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • Population: means the population according to the last-completed United States census. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • Registrars: means the registrars of voters of the municipality. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • Registry list: means the list of electors of any municipality certified by the registrars. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • Regular election: means any state or municipal election. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • Voters: means those persons qualified to vote under the provisions of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1

(a) “Ballot” means paper or other material containing the names of the candidates or a statement of a proposed constitutional amendment or other question or proposition to be voted on;

(b) “Board for admission of electors” means the board as composed under subsection (a) of § 9-15a;

(c) “Clerical error” means any error in the registry list or enrollment list due to a mistake or an omission on the part of the printer or a mistake or omission made by the registrars or their assistants;

(d) “Election” means any electors’ meeting at which the electors choose public officials by use of voting tabulators or by paper ballots as provided in § 9-272;

(e) “Elector” means any person possessing the qualifications prescribed by the Constitution and duly admitted to, and entitled to exercise, the privileges of an elector in a town;

(f) Repealed by P.A. 77-298, S. 14;

(g) “Municipal clerk” means the clerk of a municipality;

(h) “Municipal election” means the regularly recurring election held in a municipality at which the electors of the municipality choose public officials of such municipality;

(i) “Municipality” means any city, borough or town within the state;

(j) “Official ballot” means the official ballot to be used at an election, or the official ballot to be used thereat in accordance with the provisions of § 9-272;

(k) “Population” means the population according to the last-completed United States census;

(l) “Presidential electors” means persons elected to cast their ballots for President and Vice President of the United States;

(m) “Print” means methods of duplication of words by mechanical process, but shall not include typewriting;

(n) “Referendum” means (1) a question or proposal which is submitted to a vote of the electors or voters of a municipality at any regular or special state or municipal election, as defined in this section, (2) a question or proposal which is submitted to a vote of the electors or voters, as the case may be, of a municipality at a meeting of such electors or voters, which meeting is not an election, as defined in subsection (d) of this section, and is not a town meeting, or (3) a question or proposal which is submitted to a vote of the electors or voters, as the case may be, of a municipality at a meeting of such electors or voters pursuant to § 7-7 or pursuant to charter or special act;

(o) “Regular election” means any state or municipal election;

(p) “Registrars” means the registrars of voters of the municipality;

(q) “Registry list” means the list of electors of any municipality certified by the registrars;

(r) “Special election” means any election not a regular election;

(s) “State election” means the election held in the state on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in the even-numbered years in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of Connecticut;

(t) “State officers” means the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the State, Treasurer, Comptroller and Attorney General;

(u) “Voter” means a person qualified to vote at town and district meetings under the provisions of § 7-6;

(v) “Voting district” means any municipality, or any political subdivision thereof, having not more than one polling place in a regular election;

(w) “Voting tabulator” means a machine, including, but not limited to, a device which operates by electronic means, for the registering and recording of votes cast at elections, primaries and referenda;

(x) “Write-in ballot” means a vote cast for any person whose name does not appear on the official ballot as a candidate for the office for which the person’s name is written in;

(y) “The last session for admission of electors prior to an election” means the day which is the seventh day prior to an election.