Elections Government

Early Voting Advocates Highlight November Ballot Question

From left: U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Denise Merrill, South Windsor Registrar of Voters Sue Larsen, and West Hartford Town Clerk Essie Labrot. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

West Hartford Town Clerk Essie Labrot was among those who spoke at a press conference Thursday regarding early voting.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Local Connecticut election officials and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal urged voters on Thursday to keep an eye out for a referendum question that will appear on ballots next month seeking to amend the state constitution to allow early voting.

If approved by voters, the question would clear the way for the state legislature to pass a law joining Connecticut with 46 other states which permit some form of in-person voting ahead of Election Day. At the moment, the only other states without early voting are Alabama, Mississippi, and New Hampshire, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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