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Connecticut Secretary of State election, 2014
August 12, 2014
November 4, 2014
Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General
All three candidates for the office spoke about their priorities in the election, as detailed in the campaign themes section. The Democratic Party won the previous three races for Connecticut Secretary of State, though Merrill's 2010 victory was significantly narrower than the 2006 win for Susan Bysiewicz.
Connecticut is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Though parties decide who may vote in their primary election, the primary is considered closed as neither the Democratic Party nor the Republican Party allow any voter but those registered with their party to vote.
|Secretary of State of Connecticut, 2014|
|Democratic||Denise Merrill Incumbent||51%||533,543|
|Election Results via Connecticut Secretary of State.|
Mike DeRosa, Denise Merrill and Peter Lumaj made public statements about issues related to the office's responsibilities. The following sections quote these statements verbatim from campaign websites.
The time has come for real change. My slogan during this election is: MORE CHOICES, MORE VOICES. The two-party system dominates and distorts our political possibilities and our political choices. We need new ideas and new programs to build a better Connecticut. What better place to start than at the level of elections and the ballot access rules that frustrate real choices and real voices in CT? 
—Mike DeRosa's campaign website, (2014), 
Return accountability and transparency to state government:
Fight against over taxation, regulation and other unnecessary obstacles that hurt Connecticut small business:
Fight to protect the integrity of our election process:
—Peter Lumaj's campaign website, (2014), 
MOVING BUSINESSES FORWARD
Denise has a proven track record of promoting entrepreneurship and supporting small businesses in Connecticut.
As Connecticut’s chief elections officer, Denise is committed to expanding democratic participation so every citizen can exercise his or her right to vote.
—Denise Merrill's campaign website, (2014), 
|Secretary of State of Connecticut, 2010|
|Independent||Michael J. Telesca||1.3%||14,530|
|Green||S. Michael DeRosa||1.2%||13,566|
|June 10, 2014||Filing deadline (Major Parties)|
|August 6, 2014||Filing deadline (Independents)|
|August 12, 2014||Primary election|
|September 3, 2014||Filing deadline (Minor Parties)|
|November 4, 2014||General election|
|December 4, 2014||Certificate of canvass completion for general election results|
|January 7, 2015||Inauguration day for state executive officials in general election|
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- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 2, 2014
- Peter Lumaj for Colorado Connecticut Secretary of State 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 3, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Mike DeRosa, "Home," accessed October 24, 2014
- Lumaj 2014, "Peter's Plan," accessed October 24, 2014
- Merrill 2014, "Issues," accessed October 24, 2014
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