Case: Rapini v. Merrill

20-cv-6060234 | Connecticut state trial court

Filed Date: 2020

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Case Summary

NOTE: This case is being tracked in close to real time by the Stanford/MIT Healthy Elections Project. So for information, see their tracker.

According to their summary as of 11/19/2020,

In May 2020, the Connecticut Secretary of State issued a Memorandum of Opinion that allowed any registered voter with a pre-existing illness to vote by absentee ballot if the illness would prevent the voter from appearing at their designated polling place safely due to COVID-19. The Memorandum of Opinion included in this category individuals who may have been in contact with a COVID-19 infected person or who otherwise feel ill due to the possibility of contact with COVID-19. Plaintiffs filed an administrative appeal seeking vacation of the Memorandum of Opinion on the basis that the Secretary of State lacked the authority to expand unilaterally the use of absentee ballots.


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ciarleglio, Matthew A (Connecticut)

Das, Proloy K (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Ciarleglio, Matthew A (Connecticut)

Das, Proloy K (Connecticut)

Documents in the Clearinghouse


Petition for Administrative Appeal

U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief



Aug. 10, 2020

Aug. 10, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief



Last updated July 26, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Connecticut

Case Type(s):

Election/Voting Rights

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Healthy Elections COVID litigation tracker

Key Dates

Filing Date: 2020