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Secretary of the State Denise Merrill on Passage of the Early Voting and 16 Year Old Preregistration Constitutional Amendment by the GAE Committee

“39 states already allow their citizens to vote prior to Election Day and more than 40 million voters nationwide did in 2018. Connecticut citizens deserve the same opportunity to conveniently cast their ballots.

“Allowing sixteen year olds to preregister to vote will make voter registration more accessible to young voters, a group that has lower historic participation in the electoral process. Encouraging voting early in life often creates a lifetime voter.”

- Secretary of the State Denise Merrill

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