Milford election officials get head start counting 10,000 absentee ballots

Milford election officials were able to begin counting more than 10,000 absentee ballots they've received, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Ned Lamont.

News 12 Staff

Nov 3, 2020, 12:56 AM

Updated 1,318 days ago

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Milford election officials were able to begin counting more than 10,000 absentee ballots they've received, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Ned Lamont.
Municipalities can pre-process absentee ballots, which means cutting open the outer envelopes and checking for signatures, starting at 5 p.m. on Friday.
Milford is one of nearly 40 towns taking advantage of the new rule. Election officials say they hope getting a head start will help get every vote counted by Wednesday.
They say the mail vote in Milford seems to be going smoothly.
"Less than 1% of the ballots submitted so far have been rejected," says Milford Voter Registrar Kerri Rowland.
Milford's polling places and ballot drop boxes will be open until 8 p.m. Tuesday.


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