The Wilton League of Women Voters will host Connecticut's 73rd secretary of the state, Denise Merrill, at its 2012 opening luncheon on Friday, Sept. 21, 11:30 to 1:15 at Silver Spring Country Club in Ridgefield.

As the state's chief elections official and business registrar, Secretary Merrill will update the group on elections issues and women in government

League members and friends are invited. The cost is $35 with advance reservations required. Contact Linda Fein, Wilton LWV, at 203-762-5606, or lffmbf@optonline.net, or Amy Harris at 203-762-0585 for reservations before Sept. 12.