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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.


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.


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


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