Monitor Named To Oversee Hartford Elections

HARTFORD — Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has appointed Litchfield lawyer and longtime League of Women Voters of Connecticut leader Christine Horrigan to the position of election monitor for Hartford. Horrigan is tasked with making sure the election is managed properly in the capital city, in compliance with the law. The law creating the position, passed this year by the General Assembly, requires the election monitor to remain in place until Jan. 1, 2017. The position was created because of problems at the polls in November when some polling locations were not ready to open in time. Rep. Matthew Ritter, D-Hartford, proposed the idea. He said he'll never forget...