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<center>[[Statewide elections, 2010|2010 elections in CT]]: &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Connecticut gubernatorial election, 2010|Governor]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Connecticut lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010|Lt. Governor]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Connecticut Attorney General election, 2010|Attorney General]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]]] &nbsp; [[Connecticut Secretary of State election, 2010|Secretary of State]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Connecticut State Senate elections, 2010|State Senate]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Connecticut House of Representatives elections, 2010|State House of Representatives]]</center></td>
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<p align="justify">''Connecticut, named after the Connecticut River, is known as the "Constitution State." Unlike all but one other state (Rhode Island), Connecticut does not have county government. Connecticut county governments were mostly eliminated in 1960, with the exception of sheriffs elected in each county. Connecticut shares a local form of government with the rest of New England called the New England town. The state is divided into 169 towns, which serve as the fundamental political jurisdictions. Currently, Connecticut has two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of five Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 151 members of the Connecticut House of Representatives and 36 members of the Connecticut State Senate. As of September 2013, Connecticut is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.''</p></td></tr>
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'''Government of Connecticut'''<br>
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[[Connecticut Constitution]] •
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[[Judgepedia:Connecticut Supreme Court|Supreme Court]] •
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[[Connecticut General Assembly Office of Fiscal Analysis|Office of Fiscal Analysis]]
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'''Connecticut Counties'''<br>
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[[Fairfield County, Connecticut ballot measures|Fairfield]] • [[Hartford County, Connecticut ballot measures|Hartford]] • [[Litchfield County, Connecticut ballot measures|Litchfield]] • [[Middlesex County, Connecticut ballot measures|Middlesex]] • [[New Haven County, Connecticut ballot measures|New Haven]] • [[New London County, Connecticut ballot measures|New London]] • [[Tolland County, Connecticut ballot measures|Tolland]] • [[Windham County, Connecticut ballot measures|Windham]]'''
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'''Ballots and elections'''
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* Statewide ballot measures coming up in [[Connecticut 2010 ballot measures|2010]]
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* [[Connecticut ballot measures|State ballot measures]]
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<td><center>• [[Voting in Connecticut|Important voting information]] <br>• [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]] •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]] •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]] <br>• [[Redistricting in Connecticut|Redistricting]] •  [[Connecticut vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in Connecticut,'' '''''[[Voting in Connecticut|click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
* State ballot measures in [[Connecticut_2008_ballot_measures|2008]]
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* [[Local ballot measures, Connecticut|Local ballot measures]]
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* [[School bond and tax elections in Connecticut|School bond issues]]
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'''Laws and history'''
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* [[Laws_governing_direct_democracy_in_Connecticut|Laws governing direct democracy]]
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'''Media and activism'''
 
* [[Connecticut media|Newspapers and blogs]]
 
* [[Connecticut political consultants|Political consultants]]
 
* [[Connecticut political organizations|Political organizations]] and [[Connecticut ballot initiative activists|ballot activists]]
 
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<center>• [[Connecticut state budget|State budget]] • [[Connecticut public pensions|Public pensions]] <br>• [[Connecticut Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Connecticut Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] <br>• [[Laws governing ballot measures in Connecticut|Laws governing ballot measures]] • [[Laws governing recall]] <br>• [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Connecticut|Laws governing local measures]] <br>• [[Laws governing the initiative process]] <br>• [[Campaign finance requirements for Connecticut ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]] • [[Public financing of campaigns#Connecticut|Public Financing of Campaigns]]<br>• [[Forms of direct democracy in the American states|Forms of direct democracy in the U.S.]] • [[History of direct democracy in Connecticut|History of direct democracy]]<br><br></center>
  
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<td><center><br>• [[List of Connecticut ballot measures|Statewide ballot measures]] • [[Recall campaigns in Connecticut|Recall]]<br><br><hr><br> [[File:Verified.png|20px]] ''[[Ballot Measure Scorecard, 2013]]''<br><br></center></td></tr></table></table></td></tr></table>
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<hr><br>[[County election website evaluations]] • [[Costs of administering local elections]] • [[Local ballot measure reports#Local ballot measure statistics (by year)|Local ballot measure statistics (by year)]] •  [[Local ballot measure reports#Political topics (by year)|Political topics (by year)]]  <br><br>[[File:Verified.png|20px]] ''[[Local Ballot Initiatives: How citizens change laws with clipboards, conversations, and campaigns]]''<br><br></center>
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<p align="justify">''The structure of the '''Connecticut judicial system''' is laid out in [[Article V, Connecticut Constitution|Article V]] of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the {{JP|Connecticut Supreme Court}}, the {{JP|Connecticut Appellate Court}}, the {{JP|Connecticut Superior Court}} and the {{JP|Connecticut Probate Courts}}.''</p>
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Welcome to Connecticut on Ballotpedia!


Connecticut, named after the Connecticut River, is known as the "Constitution State." Unlike all but one other state (Rhode Island), Connecticut does not have county government. Connecticut county governments were mostly eliminated in 1960, with the exception of sheriffs elected in each county. Connecticut shares a local form of government with the rest of New England called the New England town. The state is divided into 169 towns, which serve as the fundamental political jurisdictions. Currently, Connecticut has two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of five Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 151 members of the Connecticut House of Representatives and 36 members of the Connecticut State Senate. As of September 2013, Connecticut is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Christopher S. Murphy
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Connecticut 2013January 3, 2019November 2018LinkJoe Lieberman (I)
Richard Blumenthal
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Connecticut 2011January 3, 2017November 2016LinkChristopher Dodd (D)


Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Elizabeth Esty
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkChris Murphy (D)
James A. Himes
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Democratic PartyDistrict 4 2009January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkChris Shays (R)
Joe Courtney
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2007January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkRob Simmons (R)
John B. Larson
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 1999January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBarbara Kennelly (D)
Rosa L. DeLauro
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 1991January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBruce Morrison (D)


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There is one federal district court in Connecticut, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Appeals from the District of Connecticut go to the Second Circuit.

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