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    Man taken into custody after Stratford standoff - CT PostSTRATFORD - A suspect in a Shelton bank robbery held police at bay with a gun for more than two hours Thursday morning before agreeing to surrender. After tense moments when police said Bryce Laister pointed his gun at police and then himself, ...

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    CONNECTICUT : Yes

    You may register and vote in person on Election Day if you meet the eligibility requirements for voting in this state and you are not already registered,
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  • DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING ABOUT Connecticut

    The Fundamental Orders was the first constitution to be adopted by the American colonies in 1639. It established the structure and boundaries of the newly formed government and ensured the rights of free men to elect their public officials—principles that were later embraced within the U.S. Constitution.

    During a candle-lit dispute that occurred when Sir Edmund Andros attempted to seize Connecticut’s Royal Charter by order of King James II in 1687, the lights went out and the charter was whisked away to safety amid the chaos. Captain Joseph Wadsworth hid the charter inside a grand white oak tree, which became a symbol of freedom and, later, the official state tree.

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    Benedict Arnold, whose name has become synonymous with the word “traitor” after he conspired with the British to turn over the post at West Point in exchange for money and a command in the British Army, was born in Norwich, Connecticut. In 1781, he led British troops in the Battle of Groton Heights, which devastated New London, Connecticut.

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    The construction of Connecticut’s Old State House was completed in 1796. In 1814, it hosted the Hartford Convention, a meeting of Federalist leaders in which the adoption of seven proposed amendments to the Constitution was considered by many to be treasonous.

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    Connecticut and Rhode Island were the only two states that failed to ratify the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the manufacture, sale or transportation of alcohol.

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    The USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, was constructed in Groton, Connecticut, between 1952 and 1954. Much larger than its diesel-electric predecessors, it traveled at speeds in excess of 20 knots and could remain submerged almost indefinitely because its atomic engine required only a very small quantity of nuclear fuel and no air. After 25 years of service, the Nautilus was decommissioned and opened to the public as an exhibit in Groton.

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    The Connecticut-born Revolutionary soldier and spy Nathan Hale, who was hanged by the British in 1776, became Connecticut’s official state hero in 1985.

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    State of Connecticut Quick Facts
    • Current Population:3,590,886
    • Voter Registration Deadline: 15 days before an election
    • Election Day Voter Registration: Yes
    • Early Voting: No
    • Absentee Voting: Yes
    • Voter ID: Yes
    • Electoral Colleges: 7
    • Congressional Districts: 5
    • Date of Statehood: January 9, 1788
    • Size: 5,544 square miles
    • Nickname(s): Constitution State; Nutmeg State; Land of Steady Habits; Provisions State
    • Tree: White Oak
    • Flower: Mountain Laurel
    • Bird: American Robin

    Connecticut State Government

    Connecticut Constitution

    PREAMBLE

    The people of Connecticut acknowledging with gratitude, the good providence of God, in having permitted them to enjoy a free government; do, in order more effectually to define, secure, and perpetuate the liberties, rights and privileges which they have derived from their ancestors; hereby, after a careful consideration and revision, ordain and establish the following constitution and form of civil government.

    The state's first constitution was adopted after a constitutional convention in 1818. Its second and current constitution was adopted in 1965.

    The Executive Branch
    State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

    Executive Power

    A general election for governor, lieutenant-governor, secretary of the state, treasurer and comptroller shall be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November, 1966, and quadrennially thereafter.

    Such officers shall hold their respective offices from the Wednesday following the first Monday of the January next succeeding their election until the Wednesday following the first Monday of the fifth January succeeding their election and until their successors are duly qualified.

    Connecticut Executive Offices
  • The Governor (Elected)
  • The Lieutenant Governor (Elected)
  • The Attorney General (Elected)
  • The Secretary Of State (Elected)
  • The Treasurer (Elected)
  • Legislative Branch
    State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

    Legislative Power

    The legislative power of the state shall be vested in two distinct houses or branches; the one to be styled the senate, the other the house of representatives, and both together the general assembly. The style of their laws shall be: Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened.

    There shall be a regular session of the general assembly to commence on the Wednesday following the first Monday of the January next succeeding the election of its members, and at such other times as the general assembly shall judge necessary; but the person administering the office of governor may, on special emergencies, convene the general assembly at any other time.

    It includes 36 members who each represent a district that includes an average of 99,280 residents, as of the 2010 Census.

    Connecticut Legislative Chambers
  • The State House (Elected)
  • The State Senate (Elected)
  • Judicial Branch
    Supreme Court: 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford

    Judicial Power

    The judicial power of the state shall be vested in a supreme court, a superior court, and such lower courts as the general assembly shall, from time to time, ordain and establish. The powers and jurisdiction of these courts shall be defined by law.

    Connecticut Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(151)
    (79)(72)
    State Senators(36)
    (18)(18)
    US Representatives(5)
    (5)
    US Senators(2)
    (2)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    State Officials Terms, Authority,Salary, and Qualitications

    Connecticut Executive Offices
    The Governor
    Authority

    The governor shall be captain general of the militia of the state, except when called into the service of the United States.

    Qualifications

    The supreme executive power of the state shall be vested in the governor. No person who is not an elector of the state, and who has not arrived at the age of thirty years, shall be eligible.

    Election

    Connecticut elects governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not presidential election years.

    Term of Office

    Length of term 4 years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Connecticut governors do not face any term limits.

    Salary

    $150,000

    Qualification age

    All gubernatorial candidates must be at least 30 years old.

    The Lieutenant Governor
    Authority

    The state constitution establishes the office of the lieutenant governor in Article IV, the Executive Department.

    Qualifications

    The lieutenant-governor shall possess the same qualifications as are herein prescribed for the governor.

    Election

    A general election for governor, lieutenant-governor, secretary of the state, treasurer and comptroller shall be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November, 1966, and quadrennially thereafter.

    Term of Office

    Length of term 4 years

    Limit on Tenure

    There are no term limits for the office of lieutenant governor.

    Salary

    $110,000

    Qualification age

    All lieutenant gubernatorial candidates must be at least 30 years old.

    The Attorney General
    Authority

    The office of attorney general, though it is mentioned in the state constitution, is formally established by state statute.

    Qualifications

    The attorney general must be an elector of the state, i.e. at least 18 years old and a resident of Connecticut, and must have "at least ten years' active practice at the bar of the state.

    Election

    Attorneys general are elected to four-year terms in federal midterm election years.

    Term of Office

    Attorneys general are elected to four-year terms.

    Limit on Tenure

    Connecticut state executive officers, including the attorney general, do not face term limits.

    Salary

    $110,000

    Qualification age

    at least 18 years old.

    The Secretary Of State
    Authority

    he office of secretary of the state is established in the state Constitution.

    Qualifications

    There are no specific qualifications for this office.

    Election

    Secretaries of the State are elected to four-year terms in federal midterm election years and take office on the first Wednesday after the first Monday in the January following their election

    Term of Office

    Length of term 4 years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Connecticut state executive officers, including the secretary of the state, does not face term limits.

    Salary

    $110,000

    Qualification age

    The Treasurer
    Authority

    The office of treasurer is established in Article IV of the state constitution.

    Qualifications

    In order to be eligible for the office of treasurer, one must be a citizen of the United States, a qualified voter, and a Connecticut resident for an unspecified number of years

    Election

    A general election for governor, lieutenant-governor, secretary of the state, treasurer and comptroller shall be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November, 1966, and quadrennially thereafter. Such officers shall hold their respective offices from the Wednesday following the first Monday of the January next succeeding their election until the Wednesday following the first Monday of the fifth January succeeding their election and until their successors are duly qualified.

    Term of Office

    Length of term 4 years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Connecticut state executive officers, including the treasurer, do not face term limits.

    Salary

    $110,000

    Qualification age

    Connecticut State Congress
    The State House
    Authority

    The Speaker of the House presides over the House of Representatives.

    Qualifications

    The House of Representatives shall consist of not less than one hundred twenty-five and not more than two hundred twenty-five members, each of whom shall be an elector residing in the assembly district from which he is elected. Each assembly district shall be contiguous as to territory and shall elect no more than one representative. For the purpose of forming assembly districts no town shall be divided except for the purpose of forming assembly districts wholly within the town.

    Election

    The Speaker is elected by the majority party caucus followed by confirmation of the full House through the passage of a House resolution.

    Term of Office

    Length of term 2 years.]]

    Salary

    $28,000/year.

    Qualification age

    The State Senate
    Authority

    The senators and representatives shall, in all cases of civil process, be privileged from arrest, during any session of the general assembly, and for four days before the commencement and after the termination of any session thereof. And for any speech or debate in either house, they shall not be questioned in any other place.

    Qualifications

    The senate shall consist of not less than thirty and not more than fifty members, each of whom shall be an elector residing in the senatorial district from which he is elected. Each senatorial district shall be contiguous as to territory and shall elect no more than one senator

    Election

    Term of Office

    Senators are elected to two-year terms.

    Limit on Tenure

    without term limits.

    Salary

    $28,000/year.

    Qualification age

    Connecticut State Courts
    The Supreme Court
    Authority

    Qualifications

    Licensed to practice law in the state, Resident of the state.

    Election

    Judges are chosen using the assisted appointment method.

    Term of Office

    Justices serve for eight-year terms.

    Limit on Tenure

    Justices on the supreme court must retire when they reach the mandatory retirement age of 70.

    Cheif Salary

    $200,599

    Associates

    $185,610

    Qualification age

    Under age 70 at time of appointment.

    The Superior Court
    Authority

    Qualifications

    To qualify for these judgeships, a person must be an attorney admitted to practice in Connecticut.

    Election

    Judges of the Supreme Court, the Appellate Court and the Superior Court are nominated by the governor from a list of candidates sub- mitted by the Judicial Selection Commission and are confirmed by the General Assembly.The Superior Court has four principal trial divisions: civil, criminal, fam- ily and housing.

    Term of Office

    They serve eight-year terms and are eligible for reappointment.

    Limit on Tenure

    Salary

    Qualification age

    The Connecticut Constitution provides that judges may not hold their offices after reaching the age of 70.

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