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Update: January, 27, 2021

Reminder notice

This coming new year, as per the ROVAC by-laws, the entire executive board of ROVAC is up for election/ re-election. All interested registrars are encouraged to fill out and submit the attached resume form to Peter Gostin, nominating committee chair at his email of peter.gostin@newbritainct.gov. Resumes will be accepted until March 2, 2021, after which date the nominating committee will proceed to review and discuss each member’s resume to prepare recommendations to the membership for the five executive offices to be voted on and installed for the period July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023. Elections for the Audit committee will also be up for membership approval (effective August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2023).

Please see the attached ROVAC By-Laws [Article VI (officers) and Article VIII Section 2 (audit committee)] which will inform you of the positions and their general duties.

ROVAC By Laws Resume

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

Update: January 11, 2017

Webinar featuring Ted Bromley from CT Office of the Secretary of the State

Ted walked us through the new features in CVRS to access registrations processed at the CT DMV.

See the recording here, or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://youtu.be/CRLt_aMrp8I?t=9s

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

UPDATE: March 18, 2014

A collection of the information assembled by Greenwich, Westport, and Suffield (Hartford County) registrars regarding payments to poll workers and income, medicare, and social security withholding and reporting requirements has been created. See Poll Worker Payment Info.

UPDATE: February 20, 2013

Our friends in Wilton have provided a report provided to them by the UCONN Voter Center regarding a problem they were having with the new battery-less "non-volatile" memory cards. See the report in the Memory Cards section.

UPDATE: February 13, 2013

Below is correspondence with Jeff Silvestro at LHS Associates. I have included information he sent to me in a new section called Tabulators, along with other information available on the web.

Jeff's answers are in red.

"On behalf of all the registrars of Fairfield County, I'm looking to obtain

more information on the machines we use. I will disseminate to all

Fairfield County Registrars.

1. May I have a copy of the maintenance contract for the tabulators.

Maintenance is currently covered by the State through an extension of the original Contract signed in November of 2006. You would have to request a copy of the contract from the State. The State has in their possession a detailed description of LHS Preventive Maintenance Procedures and the itemized Checklist used by our technicians. Please see the attached documents.

2. Does the maintenance contract also include the ballot bins (the black box with the deflectors)?

Yes the ballot boxes are covered. Generally they are not checked during the preventive maintenance visit unless a problem has been reported.

3. Are there any manuals online or in paper form regarding the tabulators.

(I do see three items under the "CT Specific Forms" on your website, but they are rather brief.)

4. Is there a warranty from the manufacturer on the tabulator or the ballot bin? What is the length of the warranty?

The original manufacturer warranty on both has expired. The annual maintenance charge is similar to an extension of that warranty by LHS plus annual preventive maintenance visit, onsite support and access to the LHS help desk (888-LHS-VOTE) prior to and on election day. Please see the attached document for a more detailed description of the items covered by the maintenance charge.

5. Is there a warranty on the memory cards? Are cards covered under our maintenance contract?

The original memory cards warranty has expired. Memory cards are not covered under the maintenance contract. The new MRAM cards have a 1 year warranty.

6. Was there any paperwork provided to the Secretary of the State (manuals, warranty cards, product guides) when the machine were purchased?

These items may not have been distributed to the individual towns.

There were. You need to check with the State regarding this information.

7. There is some sort of grid that ballot printers are provided which allows them to check the accuracy of the alignment of the ballots with the sensors in the tabulator. Is the grid available for purchase?

We do not have them for sale and I am not aware of any company that does.