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Merrill: Absentee Voting Not a Concern, but There Are Other Threats

Secure Absentee Ballot boxes are in front of West Hartford Town Hall (near the parking lot) and can be used to drop off applications as well as completed ballots. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

Secretary of State Denise Merrill speaks about the absentee ballot process and election security.

By Adam Chiara, CTNewsJunkie.com

Absentee voting has begun in Connecticut, and with an exemption this year that allows voting through mail because of COVID-19, the Secretary of the State’s office is expecting more absentee ballots than in previous years.

Denise Merrill, the state’s top election official, says she’s heard concerns from citizens about whether all absentee ballots will be counted. Adding more tension is the narrative that President Trump is pushing that casts doubt over the integrity of the election.

We spoke to Secretary Merrill about how confident she is in absentee voting and what Connecticut is doing to ensure a fair and accurate election.

Republished with permission from CTNewsJunkie.com, all rights reserved.

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