SUNDAY MARCH 5, 2017
We will be videotaping for internet release only.





NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE COMPACT BILL & OTHERS...
https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/CGABillStatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB5434

Connecticut lawmakers to consider Electoral College changes
CT POST
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

G.A.E. public hearing  Wednesday...
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Connecticut-lawmakers-to-consider-Electoral-10943910.php





Be Careful What You Ask For: NPV Compact Has Unintended Consequences:  http://ctvoterscount.org/be-careful-what-you-ask-for-npv-compact-has-unintended-consequences/
By Luther Weeks on November 11, 2016

Election "security" issue.




Dan Haar: A Good Idea, But National Popular Vote Plan Lacks Support Here

Hartford Courant
Nov. 18, 2016

...So far, ten states and the District of Columbia — totaling 165 electoral votes — have joined the compact. All of them are safely Democratic states, including New York and California, but the measure has garnered significant Republican backing in some places, Oklahoma among them...

Column in full:  http://www.courant.com/politics/elections/hc-haar-national-popular-vote-connecticut-20161117-story.html



State lawmakers consider national popular vote bill

New London DAY
Associated Press
Article published Mar 11, 2011

Hartford (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are being asked to consider legislation that promotes replacing the nation's electoral college system with a national popular vote as the method for electing U.S. presidents.

The General Assembly's Government Administration and Elections Committee was hearing testimony Friday on a bill that would allow Connecticut to join an interstate compact. Participating states would agree to allocate all of their electoral votes to the candidate who receives the most votes in all 50 states.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is among those who back the legislation.

[Please read the rest of this article in the archives at THE DAY (New London, CT) website]



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SUMMARY OF FALL CONFERENCE 2008 AT THE CAPITOL IN HARTFORD: LWVUS speaker and Senator Slossberg reminded us that there have been four (4) times when the President did not receive the majority of the popular vote.  One of those times was Year 2000.  In addition, Carol Mellor pointed out that although Barack Obama won by more than 7 million votes, had a total of 500,000 votes been different (divided among a few states), he might not have won...in the Electoral College.  Lesley Mara gave a complete rundown on where we stand now with new machines, methods and why CT is now leading the parade in good practices for elections.  And Luther Weeks was an excellent counter and reality check to those eager to junk the old ways!!!

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Watch the Fall Conference on your computer here:
Cable/DSL version:  Note that it is in Windows Media Format and takes quite a while to load.

http://www.lwvweston.org/LWVCT12-6-08CableVersion.wmv
Dial-up Modem version:
http://www.lwvweston.org/LWVCT12-6-08ModemVersion.wmv

Please contact the LWVCT office for availability of FALL CONFERENCE 2008 video for use as a tool in the Consensus or just for a regular meeting topic...meanwhile, get informed about the national study!
Read background paper for LWVUS national compact study


Speaking of this Conference's title...
click here for actual turnout numbers in 2008!

The LWVCT's Fall Conference was “Election Day: Did My Vote Really Count on November 4th?"

Saturday, December 6, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, in the Old Judiciary Room at the Capitol in Hartford the place rocked with Leaguers and Registrars and folks just interested in making our system of elections more effective.  There were two topics:

-- election integrity and security with Connecticut’s new voting machines
-- the Electoral College and the National Popular Vote (NPV) movement.  

Registration overflowed expectations!  Almost every last mini-Danish was gone at the end!




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http://www.lwvct.org/files/impact_on_issues_lwvus_2010-2012.pdf

The speakers were, in addition to LWVUS Study member Carol Mellor (above)...this is about the "compact"






Lesley Mara, Deputy Secretary of the State, State of Connecticut: Overview of CT’s Electoral Process and Measures to ensure the Integrity and Security of Connecticut’s Voting Systems





Luther Weeks, Executive Director, CTVotersCount: Let’s Take a Closer Look at Election Security





Hon. Gayle Slossberg, Co-Chair, CGA Government Administration and Elections Committee: Election Security from a Legislative Perspective


Program agenda:

9:00 – 9:30        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 9:35        Opening Remarks and Introduction of Moderator
9:35 – 9:45        Introduction of Speakers by Moderator
9:45 – 10:05      Lesley Mara, Deputy Secretary of the State, State of Connecticut: Overview of CT’s Electoral Process and Measures to ensure the Integrity and Security of Connecticut’s Voting Systems
10:05 – 10:25    Luther Weeks, Executive Director, CTVotersCount: Let’s Take a Closer Look at Election Security
10:25 – 10:35    Hon. Gayle Slossberg, Co-Chair, CGA Government Administration and Elections Committee: Election Security from a Legislative Perspective
10:35 – 10:55    Carol Mellor, LWVUS National Popular Vote Study Task Force Member and LWV Hamptons, NY, President: The Electoral College and the NPV Alternative
10:55 – 11:05    Hon. Gayle Slossberg, Co-Chair, CGA Government Administration and Elections Committee: National Popular Vote Movement in CT
11:05 – 11:50    Audience Q&A
11:50 – 12:00    Closing Comments and Adjourn

Directions to State Capitol

Going East on I-84:  Take Capitol Ave. Exit 48B.  The Capitol Building is on the left.
Going West on I-84:  Take Asylum St. Exit 48.  Turn right at the light, then immediately take left fork,
Farmington Ave.  Turn left at the next light onto Broad St.
From I-91, northbound and southbound:  Take the Capitol Area Exist 29A. Follow the Whitehead
Highway, Go halfway around the rotary onto Elm St. Continue across Trinity St. into Capitol driveway.