Connecticut ballot news archive
Question about constitutional convention on Fall ballot
A coalition of groups that want Connecticut to allow ballot initiatives like those in California is urging voters to approve a convention in the fall so the state constitution can be changed. Connecticut voters are asked every 20 years whether the state constitution should be revised or amended. The next time is coming up in November.
Measure to lower voting age may appear on November ballot
A plan to lower the age at which Connecticut residents can vote in the state's primaries to 17 moved a step ahead on April 22 when the state House of Representatives voted 135-12 to place the Voting Age measure on the November ballot. The bill to legislatively refer the measure to the ballot now moves to the state senate.
Candidate seeks $100 million for being kept off ballot
Independent candidate for Mayor of Derby, Mel Thompson, has filed a $100 million federal lawsuit, claiming there is a conspiracy to keep him off the November ballot. The Secretary of State denied his petition to be on the ballot because it lacked notarized signatures. Thompson says that it's an infringement on his right to free speech and right to vote.
- Associated Press,"Coalition pushes for constitutional convention," June 26,2008
- Connecticut Advocate, Measure to allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries moves to Senate, April 22, 2008
- Newsday, Mayoral hopeful seeks $100 million for ballot rejection, September 27, 2007