In the Matter of: White
A municipal clerk who prepares explanatory text in connection with a proposed change to a municipal charter and who does not ensure that the ballot question and explanatory text is posted at each polling place can violate Connecticut General Statutes §9-369b(a). Richard White filed a complaint concerning the explanatory text that the respondent town clerk, Suzanne Monaco, prepared and that the municipal attorney approved in connection with a proposed change to the municipal charter. The State Elections Enforcement Commission found that the explanatory text did not include advocacy, as alleged. The complainant also alleged that although explanatory text was available from the moderator at each polling station, the ballot questions and explanatory text were not posted, except at the Madison Middle School. The State Elections Enforcement Commission found that the respondent town clerk failed to post in poster format at each polling place the explanations and proposals that were on the ballot, in violation of C.G.S. §9-369b(a). The State Elections Enforcement Commission ordered the respondent to comply in the future with C.G.S. §9-369b(a).