seec: About Us

{About Us}
  {Agency History}  Agency History
In the wake of the Watergate scandal, the Connecticut General Assembly created a five member bi-partisan and independent State Elections Commission (Public Act 74-213) to ensure the integrity of the state's electoral process. The Commission was given the authority to investigate possible violations of the election laws, inspect campaign finance records and reports, refer evidence of violations to the Chief State's Attorney or to the Attorney General, issue advisory opinions and make recommendations to the General Assembly concerning revisions to the state's election laws. Appointments to the Commission are divided equally amongst the Governor and the four highest ranking leaders of the General Assembly.
 
In its first year of operations, the Commission was given a budget of $50,000 and utilized staff loaned by the Secretary of the State, temporary and summer workers. Until April 1975, the Commission conducted its activities without the benefit of a permanent office. Since 1974, the Commission's investigative and enforcement authority has grown. It now has full subpoena power, can impound voting machines and absentee ballots, require a forfeiture of contributions or payments and impose civil penalties against violators. The Commission's enabling authority can be found in 9-7a and 9-7b, General Statutes.
 
  {Commissioners}  Commissioners
Appointments to the Commission are divided equally amongst the Governor and the four highest ranking leaders of the General Assembly, the Speaker of the House, House Minority Leader, Senate President Pro Tempore and the Senate Minority Leader. Since it's inception in 1974, there have been 38 appointments to the commission and 10 commission chairs.
 
Current Commissioners
{Anthony J. Castagno}   {Patricia Stankevicius}   {Salvatore Bramante}   {Stephen Penny}
 
{Agency Units}  Patricia Stankevicius
{Agency Units}  Stephen Penny
{Agency Units}  Michael J. Ajello
 
 
  {Agency Units}  Agency Units
{Agency Units}  Enforcement Unit
{Agency Units}  Compliance Unit  
{Agency Units}  Public Financing Unit
 
{Agency Units}  Organization and Staff
  {Directions to the Commission}  Directions to the Commission
20 Trinity is located between the Bushnell Memorial Theater and the Secretary of State's Office Building and across from the State Capitol. Visitors must enter the building by the door next to the Bushnell Memorial Theater. Other State Agencies that are located in the building (20 Trinity St.) are:
  • Auditors of Public Accounts
  • Freedom of Information Commission
  • Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission
  • Permanent Commission on the Status of Women
  • State Ethics Commission
 
{Directions}  From WEST of Hartford
{Directions}  From EAST of Hartford




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