Hartford mayor calls for investigation into voting issues

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HARTFORD--Mayor Pedro Segarra and City Council President Shawn Wooden introduced two resolutions on Wednesday to investigate issues that took place at some Hartford polling locations on Election Day.

Segarra and Wooden demanded an investigation into the delayed delivery of voter registration lists to at least 10 polling locations, which Democrats argues prevented some Hartford residents from voting.

“We want to make sure this never, ever happens again,” Wooden told a group of reporters.

The first resolution asks city council to consider forming a committee to investigate the Hartford registrars of voters. The second resolution requests that state officials work with the city to determine if the registrar of voters' office needs to be restructured.

The council will consider the resolutions next Wednesday.

On Tuesday, attorneys for Gov. Dannel Malloy petitioned a judge to extend voting hours for Hartford polls after they said some Hartford polls were unable to begin voting on time because voter registration lists were not there. A Hartford Superior Judge ruled that two locations could remain open an extra 30 minutes.

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