Pandemic, Isaias prove problematic for primaries

In the middle of a global pandemic and on the heels of Isaias, Gov. Ned Lamont announced that all mail-in ballots must be post-marked by Tuesday and received by Thursday.

News 12 Staff

Aug 10, 2020, 10:43 PM

Updated 1,402 days ago

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In the middle of a global pandemic and on the heels of Isaias, Gov. Ned Lamont announced that all mail-in ballots must be post-marked by Tuesday and received by Thursday.
They are providing the two-day extension due to the storm and the potential lag with the mail.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill assured voters that Tuesday's primary will go off without a hitch despite the pandemic and the recent storm.
In Stamford, there are seven polling places still without power from Eversource, but all are on a generator.
Officials say this is a bit of a dry run for November's election.
As the state's first experiment with absentee voting leaves some residents still without the ballots they requested, local officials say it does look like there are still some snags to work out.
Election officials also say PPE and other precautions will be available to in-person voters.


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