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Hotline setup for any voting irregularities on Election Day in CT

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A telephone hotline has been setup to help anyone who sees or experiences any voting irregularities on Election Day in Connecticut.

Members of the Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission will be staffing the hotline during Nov. 8.

The staff for the hotline:

  • answer questions
  • advise on complaint procedures
  • request the assistance of state criminal or federal law enforcement authorities in the investigation and possible prosecution of the matter.

The number hotline is 1-866-733-2463 (1-866-SEEC-INFO) or people can send emails to elections@ct.gov. These emails will go to the State Elections Enforcement Commission and the Secretary of the State’s office.

State Elections Enforcement Commission is "the primary elections investigative and civil enforcement authority in Connecticut" while the Secretary of the State’s office is "charged with overseeing all elections in Connecticut, which includes advising and assisting local Registrars of Voters and Town Clerks on their statutory responsibilities regarding administration of elections."

Representatives of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be in communication with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, the Secretary of the State’s office and the office of the Chief State’s Attorney on Election Day. 

FBI agents will also be available "to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses on Election Day." The Connecticut FBI field office is located in New Haven and can be reached at 203-777-6311. People can call the U.S. Attorney’s Office at 203-821-3700 and the Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section in Washington by calling 1-800-253-3931 or 202-307-2767. The Civil Rights Division’s Voting Section can be emailed at voting.section@usdoj.gov.

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