The State Elections Enforcement Commission today voted in Executive Session to apparently approve a finding of cause against Hartford's Democratic Deputy Registrar of Voters in a scheme he apparently participated in in 2010 to falsify election petitions for a Hartford Democratic Town Committee primary election.
Coleman's boss, Democratic Registrar Olga Vazquez was recently fined $3000.00 for her role in the scheme
Essentially, according to the finding, Garey Coleman forged the names of solicitors and signed the back of the petition forms where the signatures had been omitted by the solicitors,.then went on to certify the signatures in his role as Deputy Registrar so that the petitions could qualify improperly for ballot positions.
It is unclear if the matter will be referred for criminal investigation and prosecution by the Office of the Chief States Attorney. Matters like this can't just be ignored if we are to protect or even convince the voters of the integrity of the process. Fraud is not something that that can be condoned
Attempts to reach Coleman for comment were unsuccessful. Coleman is the brother of State Senator Eric Coleman