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Volunteers ready for problems at polling places

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(WTNH) — The state of Connecticut has plans in place for Election Day, should any problems arise at polling places. A small army of volunteer lawyers trained in election law are ready to step in.

The Connecticut Bar Association says 110 lawyers will be on call to help settle any disputes at the state’s 760 polling places. The rapid response legal teams, along with the local election moderators will be the eyes and ears of the Secretary of the State.

“If a problem arises at a polling place; at Connecticut lawyer will be dispatched to determine what the issue is and report the information to the Secretary of the State. The Secretary of the State will then provide instructions to the attorney,” said Attorney Monty Frank, President of the Connecticut Bar Association.

The Election Day hotline will also be fully staffed all day at the State Elections Enforcement Agency.

The hotline number is 1-866-733-2463.

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