Posted: 5/27/2021 6:37:51 PM EDT
Democrats pushed hard for this. CT Democrats passed HJ 59.
State Senate passes constitutional amendment allowing early voting in CT, goes to voters in 2022
Lawmakers in the State Senate passed an amendment to the state Constitution to allow for early voting on Thursday.
The resolution passed the House earlier this month with an overwhelming majority. The Senate needed to pass it with 2/3 of the chamber in order for the question to be put on the ballot for 2022.
It passed on Thursday. Now the voters will decide if they want early voting in our state.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill released a statement on the passage of the early voting Constitutional Amendment Thursday evening:
“On Election Day 2022, Connecticut voters will get to decide if they want the option of voting in person before Election day – just like the voters in 44 other states. As Florida, Texas, Georgia, and other states are moving to restrict voting rights, I’m proud that Connecticut is doing the opposite, addressing our burdensome and restrictive laws, and making voting more accessible to every eligible Connecticut citizen.
By passing a constitutional amendment for early voting, along with the effort for universal access to absentee ballots, secure absentee ballot drop boxes, and the expansion of automatic voter registration, Connecticut is making it more convenient for our voters to cast their votes and make their voices heard.
I will keep fighting until every eligible Connecticut citizen can register without unnecessary obstacles, and every Connecticut voter can conveniently cast their ballot, by the method of their choosing.”
The question that will go on the 2022 ballot is as follows:
“Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to permit the General Assembly to provide for early voting?”
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