Local registrars will target reform proposal

deniseOn Monday, voter registrars from throughout the state are expected to criticize Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s proposal to turn their elected jobs into Civil Service positions.

The Legislature’s Government Administration & Elections Committee will be hearing testimony on several election bills starting at 1:00 p.m. in Room 2-A of the Legislative Office Building.

Merrill has invited Tammy Patrick of the Washington DC based Bipartisan Policy Center, who served on the 2013 national Commission on Election Administration; Allegra Chapman of National Common Cause in Washington; and Dr. Paul Herrnson, University of Connecticut Roper Center for Public Opinion Research