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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bill would create early voting pilot program

As published in the Record Journal on Tuesday March 19, 2013

HARTFORD — Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a pilot program for early voting in municipal elections.
While not fully drafted yet, the proposal is one of several bills being offered during this year’s legislative session to allow people to cast their ballots prior to Election Day.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill testified in favor of the legislation on Monday before the General Assembly’s Government Administration and Elections Committee. Merrill said Connecticut needs to modernize its elections and provide more options for busy voters.

She said she has already asked several municipalities whether they would like to develop the idea further.

Associated Press