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The Southington Citizen — Friday, July 27, 2012

Town Clerks’Association protects election process By E. Richard Fortunato Special to the Citizen

Election Day may be a oneday duty for voters, but preparing for that second Tuesday of November is a huge task for the Liaison Committee on Elections of the Town Clerks’ Association of Connecticut, which take preparation for each year’s elections, primaries, yearround registrations and compliance with state statutes very seriously. The Liaison Committee on Elections, a group of town clerks from across the state, meets periodically to coordinate their collective efforts to ensure that election processes go smoothly and that results are accurate and operating under strictly secure

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From left, Southington Town Clerk Leslie Cotton, Barkhamsted Town Clerk Maria Mullady, and Town Clerk Donna LaPlante of New Hartford, also chairperson of the Liaison Committee on Elections of the Connecticut Town Clerks Association.

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the committee coordinates and disseminates general election information concerning guidelines to procedures and forms in compliance with standards provided and coordinated by the office of the Connecticut Secretary of State. Their job covers review and changes to Absentee Ballots, election day ballots, use of new tabulators that replaced the old voting machines, registration procedures, tracking and verification of information provided by citizens during the course of the year and primary procedures, to name a few of their responsibilities. Cotton described how meticulous a process it is to ensure compliance, every step of the way leading up to election day. The new tabulators have brought some changes in the election process including the specific roles of town registrars,

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