Conn. bill would create early voting pilot program

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a pilot program for early voting in municipal elections.

While not fully drafted yet, the proposal is one of several bills being offered during this year's legislative session to allow people to cast their ballots prior to Election Day.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill testified in favor of the legislation on Monday before the General Assembly's Government Administration and Elections Committee. Merrill said Connecticut needs to modernize its elections and provide more options for busy voters.

She said she has already asked several municipalities whether they would like to develop the idea further. Merrill said a pilot program would be a great opportunity to "test the waters" and get some data on early voting to see how it would work.

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SherriJane
Seems to me that any time we read about voter fraud it isn't the GOP that is guilty!
northlander41
Sure why not? With the Democrat party diluting our votes by removing reasonable identification laws this would it even easier for illegal immigrants and anyone who just claims to be a U.S. citizen to vote. They would have plenty of time to cross the borders and vote in CT to vote for Demoncrats to ensure they keep getting the taxpayer funded handouts. And we all know that Democrats vote 6 or 7 times each...
Alex
Many other states and countries have early voting, so why not here? Its rare to find voting for just one day and I think it would be easier for many people to allow voting over several days. Now day withe GOP trying to make it harder for people to vote in many areas, this might make it easier
Hosed-by-the-system
early voteing??????> Christ...election day ISNT enough for friggin people?????...what a system THEY are creating....
 

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