§ 9-164 Regular and special municipal elections
§ 9-164a Transitional terms of office
§ 9-164b Deferred terms
§ 9-164c Change of municipal election date
§ 9-164d Notification to secretary
§ 9-164e Proposed action to be submitted to municipal attorney
§ 9-164f Election of registrars unaffected
§ 9-167a Minority representation
§ 9-168 Place of holding elections
§ 9-168a Polling places for voting districts whose lines differ from the district lines as constituted in a municipal election year and for voting districts with less than one thousand five hundred electors who vote for officers that no other electors of town vote
§ 9-168b Designation of polling places in adjacent voting districts
§ 9-168c Accessibility of polling places to physically disabled voters
§ 9-168d Accessibility of polling places to voters with physical disabilities. Certification. Waiver of requirements
§ 9-168e Parking spaces at polling places for handicapped and infirm elderly persons
§ 9-169 Voting districts
§ 9-169a Split voting districts
§ 9-169b Effective date of changes in voting districts
§ 9-169c At-large election of members of legislative bodies of certain towns
§ 9-169d Voting districts crossing legislative district lines, permitted for municipal elections
§ 9-169e Voting districts in special elections held to fill vacancy in district or municipal office
§ 9-169f Reapportionment required for certain municipal legislative bodies
§ 9-169g Town clerks required to submit voting district maps to Secretary of the State. Use of maps by General Assembly
§ 9-170 Eligibility to vote at town elections
§ 9-171 Eligibility to vote at city elections
§ 9-172 Eligibility to vote at state elections
§ 9-172a Revised registry list defined for purposes of special elections
§ 9-172b Updated list and registration deadline for special election or referendum
§ 9-173 Plurality required for election
§ 9-174 Hours of voting. Voting by electors in line at eight o’clock p.m
§ 9-174a Emergency contingency plan for elections. Model plan
§ 9-174b Notification re extension of hours of polling place
§ 9-175 Presidential and vice presidential electors. Write-in candidates and ballots
§ 9-175a Agreement Among the States to Elect the President of the United States by National Popular Vote
§ 9-176 Meeting of presidential electors
§ 9-177 Compensation of presidential electors
§ 9-178 Senator in Congress
§ 9-179 Representative in Congress
§ 9-180 Representative at large
§ 9-181 State officers
§ 9-182 Sheriffs
§ 9-183 Justices of the peace
§ 9-183a Number of justices of the peace, exceptions
§ 9-183b Nomination of justices of the peace by parties qualifying as major parties based on enrollment. Terms. Primaries
§ 9-183c Nomination of justices of the peace by parties qualifying as major parties based solely on gubernatorial vote. Terms. Primaries
§ 9-184 Vacancy in office of justice of the peace when justice nominated by a major party
§ 9-184c Appointment as justices of the peace of electors who are not members of major parties. Terms. Vacancies
§ 9-185 Municipal officers
§ 9-186 Electoral status of municipal officers and justices of the peace
§ 9-187 Terms
§ 9-187a Date term to begin
§ 9-188 First selectman and selectmen. Election procedure. Dual candidacy prohibited. Minority representation; restricted voting. Tie vote
§ 9-189 Town clerks, treasurers and tax collectors
§ 9-189a Four-year terms for town clerks, registrars and treasurers
§ 9-190 Registrars of voters
§ 9-190a Election of registrars at state elections
§ 9-190b Temporary relief of registrar by Secretary of the State; procedure
§ 9-190c Removal of registrar
§ 9-191 Election of registrars for each voting district
§ 9-192 Deputy registrar. Registrar vacancy. Assistant registrars. Special assistant registrars
§ 9-192a Secretary of the State to establish program and criteria for certification of registrars. Committee to advise Secretary on programs and procedures for training, examining and certifying registrars, deputies and assistants. Training program for poll worker
§ 9-192b Designation of registrar, deputy or an assistant to receive instruction
§ 9-193 Registrar’s oath
§ 9-194 Compensation of registrars, deputies and assistants
§ 9-195 Compensation of registrars and town clerks for duties as to enrollment
§ 9-198 Determination of number, method of election or appointment, term and compensation of assessors
§ 9-199 Boards of assessment appeals. Alternate and additional members
§ 9-200 Constables
§ 9-201 Election of five-member boards of police commissioners
§ 9-202 Board of finance
§ 9-203 Number and term of members of boards of education
§ 9-204 Minority representation on board of education
§ 9-204a Nomination and voting for full number of board members to be elected authorized
§ 9-204b Optional alternative system for towns with four-year terms for board of education
§ 9-205 Election of board of education when number of members revised
§ 9-206 Election of board of education in towns adopting biennial elections. Alternate rotation of terms and length of terms permitted
§ 9-206a Optional number of members and terms of boards of education
§ 9-207 Library directors
§ 9-208 Election of library directors on change from annual to biennial election
§ 9-209 Certificate filed with secretary when planning or zoning members to be elected
§ 9-210 Incompatible town offices
§ 9-211 United States senator; vacancy
§ 9-211a Fifty or more vacancies in the office of senator in Congress among the states. Connecticut vacancy. Governor’s power to appoint
§ 9-212 Representative in Congress
§ 9-213 Secretary, Treasurer, Comptroller and Attorney General
§ 9-214 State representative
§ 9-215 Member or member-elect of the General Assembly
§ 9-216 Nomination by petition
§ 9-217 List of candidates
§ 9-218 Probate judge
§ 9-219 Justice of the peace
§ 9-220 Town office
§ 9-221 Municipal office vacancy election provisions inapplicable in certain circumstances
§ 9-222 Filling of vacancy in office of first selectman or selectman. Petition for special election
§ 9-223 Notice of vacancy in municipal office
§ 9-224 Special election on same day as regular election
§ 9-224a No election if only one candidate in special election to fill vacancy
§ 9-224b Registration as write-in candidate in special election to fill vacancy
§ 9-225 State elections
§ 9-226 Municipal elections
§ 9-227 Record of warning of municipal election
§ 9-228 Municipal elections
§ 9-228a Certification re location of polling place. Report to Secretary of the State identifying moderators. Removal of moderator by Secretary
§ 9-229 Appointment of moderators. Certification and duties of regional election monitors. Instruction and certification of moderators. Regulations. Alternate moderators
§ 9-229a Election or primary day polling place observers. Appointment. Duties. Training program. Regulations. Additional election officials. Code of ethics for polling place observers
§ 9-229b Regional election monitors. Contract. Memorandum of understanding
§ 9-230 Authority of registrars and moderators to prevent or suppress disorder
§ 9-231 Oath of election officials
§ 9-232 Challengers. Challenges not to be indiscriminate and under oath
§ 9-232a Remedy for denial of voting rights
§ 9-232b Penalty for false statement
§ 9-232c Moderator to keep memorandum of challenge; form
§ 9-232d Request for challenged ballot
§ 9-232e Casting of challenged ballot, procedure
§ 9-232f Preservation and counting of challenged ballots
§ 9-232i Definition
§ 9-232j Provisional ballot packets for elections for federal office
§ 9-232k Secretary of the State to prescribe and provide provisional ballots
§ 9-232l Applications for provisional ballots
§ 9-232m Casting of provisional ballots
§ 9-232n Determination of eligibility of provisional ballot applicants to vote. Report. Corrected return
§ 9-232o Counting of provisional ballots
§ 9-233 Voting tabulator tenders
§ 9-234 Presence of registrars. Official checkers. Checking of elector’s name
§ 9-235 Unofficial checkers
§ 9-235a Temporary absence of election officials
§ 9-235b Runners
§ 9-235c Voluntary service by election, primary or referendum officials
§ 9-235d Citizens sixteen or seventeen years of age authorized to serve as election or primary officials. Requirements
§ 9-235e Secretary of the State allowed access to polling place
§ 9-236 Activities prohibited in and near polling place; distance markers; entry restricted; exceptions
§ 9-236a Spare voting tabulator or ballot box for educational use of students
§ 9-236b Voter’s Bill of Rights. Sample ballots. Voters in line when polls scheduled to close permitted to vote. Voting instructions and information. Display of identification requirements
§ 9-237 Display of national and state flags
§ 9-237a Telephones at polling places

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 146 - Elections

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • 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.
  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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
  • clerk of the municipality: means the town clerk in or for the municipality to which reference is made, unless otherwise provided by charter or special act. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1a
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • legislative body: means : (1) As applied to unconsolidated towns, the town meeting. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Municipal clerk: means the clerk of a municipality. 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
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • oath: shall include affirmations in cases where by law an affirmation may be used for an oath, and, in like cases, the word "swear" shall include the word "affirm". See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Ordinance: means an enactment under the provisions of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Population: means the population according to the last-completed United States census. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • Presidential electors: means persons elected to cast their ballots for President and Vice President of the United States. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • 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 §. 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
  • Special election: means any election not a regular election. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • 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. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • succeeding: when used by way of reference to any section or sections, mean the section or sections next preceding, next following or next succeeding, unless some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Voter: means a person qualified to vote at town and district meetings under the provisions of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • Voters: means those persons qualified to vote under the provisions of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Voting district: means any municipality, or any political subdivision thereof, having not more than one polling place in a regular election. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • 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. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1
  • 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. See Connecticut General Statutes 9-1