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Dear Registrar of Voters:


We are excited to present the first of our virtual continuing education opportunities for Registrars of Voters. The first topic will be new legislation. It will be held on Monday, August 30 at 10:30 a.m. and should last no longer than an hour. Participation in this session will count as 1 unit of the continuing education requirement for Registrars of Voters.

This is a continuing education opportunity for Connecticut Registrars of Voters. Participating in this professional development session will count as 1 hour toward your yearly requirement. Stay tuned for announcements about additional sessions in the coming weeks.

Best,

Ted Bromley

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August 10, 2021

Fall Conference Registration is now CLOSED


ROVAC Fall 2021 Conference will be held in person at the Southbury Wyndham hotel on September 23 & 24 2021. We look forward to getting back to business with an exciting opportunity for continuing education.


See the Most up to date agenda HERE This will be updated as better information is obtained



June 30, 2021

Results of the annual meeting

From Sue Larson, outgoing ROVAC President.


Thank you to the 50 Registrars that attended the Annual Meeting on Monday night!!!!!!! Thank you to Cromwell for hosting it twice.


Congratulations to the new ROVAC Board.


President - Chris Prue , Vernon

Executive Vice President - Annalisa Stavato, Wilton

Vice President - Karen Birck, Wilton

Secretary - Lauren Olson, Ashford

Treasurer - Peter Gostn, New Britain


Auditors - Lou Decilio, Sratford

Frank McGarry, Thompson

Donna Rusgrove, Burlington


The Budget was passed with a dues increase. Peter Gostin will be sending out the invoices before July 15th.


The bylaws were amended to allow the President under specail circumstances to hold special meetings or the annual meeting by electronic means as long as the participant is visible.


The fall conference will be September 23rd -24th in Southbury. Chris will send out more details.


I want to thank everyone for the lovely crystal vase I recieved. It will be a cherished memory sitting on my table with flowers from my yard.


Sincerely,

Sue W. Larsen

ROVAC President

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June 25, 2021

From the County ROVAC Chair, Fred DeCaro III


Thanks to all those who attended the Fairfield County ROVAC meeting yesterday.

Some of the suggestions for future conferences I will pass on to the ROVAC Board and respective committees.


DO blend in some national speakers even if voting practices may not be the same in each state.


DO have more EMS courses, either through conference or please have SOTS schedule


DO have more CVRS learning opportunities. Again, through conference or through ZOOM.


DO have a session where we hear from members of the two state central committees about how we can work tofether.


DO provide us with information on what is done to prevent fraud, misinformation and disinformation.


In addition, this link will take you to my calendar so that you can add some time if you would like to chat: youcanbook.me


Finally, it was recently announced that we will be having a special election in Greenwich as well as parts of Stamford and New Canaan. The date has not been finalized, but it will most likely be August 17. If you are a new registrar and would like to visit us during this special election, we would be glad to have you visit and observe our operations. Please let us know if you plan on stopping in so we can be sure we are not visiting polling places and can appropriately greet you.


Fred DeCaro III

Registrar of Voters

Town of Greenwich


Fairfield County ROVAC intends to have its third and final meeting of the year on Thursday, June 24 at 10AM via Zoom.

Right now the plan is to discuss the petition process and using CVRS to record who signed petitions.

Information on Primary Petitions can be found in Chapter 9 of the Manual of Procedures for Registrars of Voters Election Administrators.

Handbook - ROVAC


County Chair Marla Cowden announced her resignation as Chair. On May 6 Fred DeCaro III was elected County Chair to fill the unexpired term ending June 30, 2022.

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ROVAC held its 2021 Spring Conference on Tuesday June 8th and Wednesday June 9th. It was Virtual.

Tuesday - June 8, 2021

Ted Bromley

Doug Chapin, Director Fors Marsh Group

Hillary Hall, Senior Advisor, National Vote at Home Institute

Kevin Ahern, State Elections Enforcement


Wednesday June 9, 2021


Denise Merrill, Secretary of The State

Melissa Russell & Chris Prue, Non Partisan in the office

Tom Hennick, Freedom of Information

Ryan Bingham & Tim DeCarlo Legislative Wrap up



The annual meeting will be June 12th at 10:00 am. There was concern that we needed 30 days but the bylaws are 14 days so we can hold the meeting on the 12th. Due to the bylaws, the meeting must be in person so Cromwell wil be hosting the meeting at their Town Hall. The room has capacity for 380 people which will give us ample room. Remember, only ROVs can vote unless you have given your deputy a proxy for the annual meeting. This is a very important meeting because there will be the election of the Board for 21/23. I sincerely hope you will be in attendance. More information will be sent out as it gets closer and reports from the committees and counties start to come in.

Sue Larsen ROVAC President


CITRIX / CVRS Implementation Plan 2021 – 2022

The installation is going to be starting soon. Sheena Hodges sent a notification on May 14th but some registrars may not have received it. Contact Sheena or another registrar if you did not get the notice. The town clerks are CVRS users as well, so make sure they got the notice, schedule, and contact sheet that they need for the installation.


The communications for Registrars from the Legislation and Election Division (LEAD) of Connecticut's Secretary of the State's office.

2021 LEAD COMMUNICATIONS

Re: Canvass of Electors to Ascertain Changes of Residence


New Registrars Day - Online. Feb 6th 2021

The ROVAC board will hold a New Registrars day which we do every two years. The date is February 6th. It will be done by zoom since we still cannot have large groups meet. Chris Prue has been fantastic about putting this together. I do not have a list of new registrars so please pass this on to any new registrars you are aware of . We started at the last new registrars day to include deputies. It is always a good idea to have your deputies prepped to take over in case of any emergency that happens. Let them know if them about the session. Please send Chris Prue (Vernon.dem@gmail.com) your email if you would like to attend in order for us to send you the link.


Update: September 7, 2020

The fall ROVAC conference was a webinar style conference held on September 9-10.

Conference information can be found on the ROVAC website at http://www.rovac.org/index.php?page=Conference_Info

It has a list of presentations (or at least the PowerPoints and pdfs from the presentations) on it. Take a look at it.

New Registrars Class Power Point Presentation


PETITIONS

Information on Primary Petitions can be found in Chapter 9 of the Manual of Procedures for Registrars of Voters Election Administrators.

Handbook - ROVAC



UPDATE: May 21, 2014

Several Towns have requested the quick steps to use the CVRS Petitions Module.

To create a petition:

Under Maintain Town Data

Choose Town Petitions

Name the petition with a good description

To indicate an elector signed a petition

Under Maintain Voter History

Select Petition History

Search for a voter

Select the voter

The most recent petition created will already be selected.

Save the voter

To print a list of people who signed a petition

Registrar Maintenance

Petition Voter Detail