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Untangling the Tally: Logistics of Elections

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

EST  | Virtual

It’s Election Day! Time to head to the polls to cast our votes. But what happens to our ballots once we hand them in? In fact, how do the ballots even get to our local polling places? And how are all the ballots from all across the state counted? Election Day is a large, complicated event. It takes months of planning and coordination between state and local governments to pull it off. Who is involved in these logistics? And most importantly, how do we make sure nothing goes wrong?

Join our panel of experts: Ted Bromley, Director of Elections at the Secretary of the State’s Office; Michael J. Brandi, Exec. Dir. and Gen. Counsel of the State Elections Enforcement Commission; Alex Russell, UConn Prof and Director at the Center for Voting Technology Research; and Lauren Olson, Town of Ashford Registrar of Voters, as the discuss the logistics of elections, how the state works together with town clerks and poll workers, and all the measures taken to ensure the election is safe. Moderated by Laura Smits, President of CT’s League of Women Voters.

This program is pre-recorded.

Learn more about the Connecticut Democracy Center’s Civic Learning Week programming at ctdemocracycenter.org/civic-learning-week.

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