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Secretary Merrill Statement on the House Passage of HJ-58

“This is an important first step to bringing Connecticut in line with rest of the country by making voting more convenient through universal access to absentee ballots. This is a common-sense, voter-centric reform that the overwhelming majority of voters, Democrats, Republicans, and unaffiliated, are in favor of, and it is disappointing that there wasn’t more Republican support to let the voters decide this issue next year. I look forward to this amendment being swiftly taken up and passed by the Senate.

Make no mistake, this will be decided by the voters at the ballot box in 2024 – it is a shame that most Republicans have chosen to delay the voters’ ability to make their voices heard by two years.”

-Secretary of the State Denise Merrill


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