Update: As Hartford’s elected registrars face removal, the state considers a legislative change

The Hartford Courant has the latest:

 

A proposal by the city council to begin the process of removing Hartford’s three registrars has raised questions over what would happen to the office.

 

State law says the deputy registrars would take over. But the city charter says the council has the power to fill vacancies that arise in elected positions.  Council President Shawn Wooden said he is hoping a bill that would allow the city to appoint a single, nonpartisan registrar will solve the issue… Wooden said the change would create “a clear line of accountability” in the office.