During an early evening session of the State House of Representatives, debating legislation aimed at advancing an amendment to the state’s constitution that permits early voting, Representative Jason Perillo (R-113) offered an amendment that would require those who cast votes in municipal, state and federal elections to present a valid photo ID to election officials that contains their name and address before casting their vote.
“Most people are surprised to learn that in the State of Connecticut, you are not required to provide identification that demonstrates clearly that you are who you say you are when you go to cast a vote,” said Rep. Perillo, who noted that elections officials he has dealt with are often under the assumption that it is required. “If we are really serious about preventing voter fraud in this state, why don’t we take this important and easy step that will easily validate the identity of an elector? I think the majority of state residents would want us to have a voter ID requirement.”
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