Connecticut’s top election official is tossing around the concept of early voting and expanded access to absentee ballots, putting the Land of Steady Habits more in line with the vast majority of states. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill met Wednesday with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a fellow Democrat, to gauge his support for a constitutional amendment that could open the door to voting alternatives.
To vote by absentee ballot in Connecticut, voters must meet strict qualifications. In contrast, many other states offer what is known as no-excuse absentee balloting. ”We’re trying to figure out what proposals have the support of everyone,” Merrill said in an interview with Greenwich Time.