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Press Releases

07/02/2020

Statement in Response to Lawsuit Challenging Connecticut's Restrictions on Absentee Balloting

"No Connecticut voter should be forced to choose between protecting their health and casting their ballot. As I have said for months, the legislature should come in to special session immediately to allow Connecticut voters to cast their votes by absentee ballot in November.

"To be clear, pursuant to the governor's executive order, every Connecticut voter can already vote by absentee ballot in the August primary."

"All legal arguments aside, I am focused on ensuring that all Connecticut voters are able to vote safely by the method of their choice."

- Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill

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