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Connecticut Secretary of the State Advocates for 10 Days of Early Voting

Secretary of the State Stephanie Thomas addresses lawmakers on the opening day of the 2023 legislative session. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

The recommendations were submitted to the legislature along with a third-party study that reviewed multiple models for early voting.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Secretary of the State Stephanie Thomas recommended Thursday that the legislature adopt an early voting policy by the end of March that includes a 10-day window for casting ballots and adequate funding for municipalities to implement the policy by November.

Connecticut voters approved a constitutional amendment last year removing a barrier that had prevented lawmakers from approving an early in-person voting program. Currently, the state is one of just four with no option to visit a polling place ahead of Election Day.

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