Connecticut General Statutes §9-140b provides that an absentee ballot shall be cast at a primary, election or referendum only if  mailed by the ballot applicant or a designee of an individual who applies for an absentee ballot, because of illness or disability. Ralph Ford filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, alleging that Kevin Johnson informed Ford that women solicited and obtained absentee ballots from individuals who resided at 1491 Central Avenue in Bridgeport. Ford lacked firsthand knowledge of facts to support possible violations of Connecticut General Statutes §9-140b, or otherwise meet the requirements for a State Elections Enforcement Commission investigation. Connecticut General Statutes §9-140b, provides that an absentee ballot shall be cast at a primary, election or referendum only if mailed by the ballot applicant or a designee of a person who applies for an absentee ballot, because of illness or physical disability. Investigators contacted Kevin Johnson, and he refused to substantiate Ford's allegations or to submit a sworn affidavit or statement. Ford lacked firsthand knowledge of facts to support possible violations of General Statutes §9-140b, or otherwise meet the requirements for investigation. The State Elections Enforcement Commission dismissed the complaint.

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