In the June 2015 Special Session, the Connecticut General Assembly passed Connecticut Public Act 15-5. Sections 442, 443 and 444 of this bill require a regional election monitor within each planning region, as defined in section 4-124i of the General Statutes who shall represent, consult with and act on behalf of the Secretary of the State (SOTS) in preparations for and operations of any election, primary or recanvas, or any audit conducted pursuant to section 9-320f of the General Statutes.

To that end, the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) has contracted with a consultant to perform regional election monitoring under the general supervision of the CRCOG Director of Municipal Services and at the direction of the Connecticut Secretary of the State. The Regional Election Monitor works with registrars and other town officials from the thirty-eight CRCOG member municipalities to fulfill the duties outlined in PA 15-5, Sections 442-444 and contained in the Memorandum of Understanding between the Connecticut Secretary of the State (SOTS) and CRCOG.

You can contact the CRCOG Election Monitor at or by telephone at (860) 522-2217 ext. 247.