Lawsuit Filed To Extend Polling Hours In Hartford

In response to problems in certain Hartford polling precincts, where voter registration lists were not available when the polls opened at 6:00 a.m., Governor Malloy has filed a lawsuit asking a Superior Court judge to extend the polling hours by one hour, i.e., from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Here is the link to the just-filed complaint.  The complaint relies upon a 2008 Attorney General opinion, which states that a judge has the legal authority to extend voting hours under “exceptional circumstances.”  The question, then, is whether a judge will view the particular circumstances described above as extraordinary.

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