The first step in the slow walk to a 2024 referendum on no-excuse absentee voting in Connecticut is complete.
The House passed a bill Monday repealing statutory restrictions on absentee voting that can deny ballot access to Connecticut voters.
House Republicans succeeded Tuesday in delaying until 2024 a referendum on no-excuse absentee voting.
Once again, easing absentee ballot access is a wedge issue in Connecticut.
Democrats endorsed bills that would create a state voting rights act and increase voter registration and ballot access.
Republicans signaled Friday they will try to block fast-track action on a constitutional amendment allowing no-excuse voting by absentee ballot.
Voter fraud is real, a potential factor in close local races. But not for president in 2020.
Long lines reported early; absentee ballots contribute to heavy turnout
The 4.1% rate is the state’s highest one-day number since early June. The new seven-day rolling average is 2.5%.
More than 455,000 people have voted by absentee ballot in Connecticut so far, representing 70% of those who applied.
The governor used a bill signing ceremony to counter the president’s false claims that mail-in voting is rife with fraud.
Republicans questioned the need for the session, but they mostly voted with the Democrats during the special session Wednesday.
Attorney General William Tong is considering a lawsuit and Sen. Richard Blumenthal presses for more funding for the postal service.
The polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday for a primary complicated by a pandemic, a power outage and Connecticut’s first broad use of absentee ballots.
Sen. Marilyn Moore is one of 1,100 Democrats in her district still awaiting an absentee ballot. She is not happy.