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Secretary Merrill Statement on Passage of Absentee Ballot Bill

"Allowing every voter to cast their ballots by absentee ballot due to COVID-19 was absolutely necessary to making sure that every voter can participate in the 2020 election. No Connecticut voter should ever have to choose between protecting their health and exercising their right to vote.

"This should be a first step, not a last step however. According to recent polling, there is a broad and bipartisan consensus – Connecticut voters want to be able to vote more conveniently, through Early Voting and No-Excuse Absentee Ballots, every year, not just in 2020, just like the voters in 43 other states. The legislature should act this year to pass constitutional amendments for these reforms with a supermajority and let the voters decide in November."

- Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill

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