State Rep. Josh Elliott at WNHH FM.
State Rep. Josh Elliott at WNHH FM. Credit: Paul Bass / New Haven Independent

Josh Elliott wants you to be able to vote for him — and for one of his opponents.

He’s running for the state’s top elections post to help make that possible.

Elliott, a three-term Hamden state representative, is one of a village worth’s of Democrats ​“exploring” a campaign for the 2022 Democratic nomination for secretary of the state, to succeed retiring incumbent Denise Merrill.

That means they have formed a committee to raise money and have traveled through the state pitching their candidacy, seeking to break out of the pack, but have not yet formed an official, formal campaign for the post. Others include Meriden State Rep. Hilda Santiago, Middletown State Sen. Matt Lesser, New Haven Health Director Maritza Bond, and New Haven Alder Darryl Brackeen.

The secretary of the state oversees elections and voting rolls, as well as the government’s commercial database. The job has grown in importance as disputes over election controversies and voting access have broken out across the country.

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