Election Day was a mess. Ballot shortages, chaos at voting places, long lines, electors walking away in disgust. Kudos to voters that waited in line for an hour or more. For those that walked away who could blame them.
Mayor Bill Finch has formed a committee to assess the election process and make recommendations for improvement. The obvious improvement, print more freaking ballots! City elections are managed by elected registrars of voters, one Democrat and one Republican, and their respective staffs. The registrars, chosen by party regulars, have two year terms and do not report to the mayor.
A public meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., in City Hall Annex, 999 Broad Street.
Former Bridgeport Mayor Nick Panuzio, attorney Richard Bieder and Robert Trefry, former CEO of Bridgeport Hospital want to hear from you. “We want to hear firsthand accounts of problems and issues faced by any Bridgeport voters who went to the polls to vote on Election Day, Nov. 2,” says Panuzio.
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