Governor may have hoped to bury publicity with Fri afternoon presser
HARTFORD—Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has issued a proclamation calling the Connecticut General Assembly to meet in special session next week to consider the approval of several pieces of legislation, including —
- changing the date set by state statute for Connecticut to hold its presidential preference primary, and also
- authorizing the Secretary of the State to retain an election monitor to detect and prevent irregularity and impropriety in the management of election administration procedures and the conduct of elections in certain municipalities.
Specifically, the governor is asking the legislature to move the date of the primary four weeks earlier – from the last Tuesday in April to the first Tuesday in April.
Currently, Connecticut is among one of the last states in the nation to hold its presidential preference primary.
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