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05/27/2021

Secretary Merrill Statement on Passage of Early Voting Constitutional Amendment

“On Election Day 2022, Connecticut voters will get to decide if they want the option of voting in person before Election day – just like the voters in 44 other states. As Florida, Texas, Georgia, and other states are moving to restrict voting rights, I’m proud that Connecticut is doing the opposite, addressing our burdensome and restrictive laws, and making voting more accessible to every eligible Connecticut citizen.

“By passing a constitutional amendment for early voting, along with the effort for universal access to absentee ballots, secure absentee ballot drop boxes, and the expansion of automatic voter registration, Connecticut is making it more convenient for our voters to cast their votes and make their voices heard.

I will keep fighting until every eligible Connecticut citizen can register without unnecessary obstacle, and every Connecticut voter can conveniently cast their ballot, by the method of their choosing.” – Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill

The question that will go on the 2022 ballot is as follows:

“Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to permit the General Assembly to provide for early voting?”

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