Connecticut voters face a question when they head to the polls this November – it’s a constitutional amendment to allow state lawmakers to consider new ways for voters to cast ballots. State Rep. Ed Jutila says Connecticut is currently one of only 14 states in the nation that limits voting to Election Day. He says the Constitution also limits absentee balloting. “Individuals either need to be out of town, sick, disabled,” he points out. “Or the tenets of their religion prohibit them from coming out to vote on that day. So, that’s what we’re faced with.”
The amendment question gives voters the opportunity to amend the Constitution to remove restrictions on absentee ballots and to permit a person to vote without appearing at a polling place on the day of an election.
Gloria Bent, co-president of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, says voters should understand the only change they would actually be making is that they would be freeing up state lawmakers to consider alternative ballot methods. – See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-08/civic-engagement/ct-voters-to-decide-if-lawmakers-can-consider-new-ballot-options/a41553-1#sthash.NISUDgdt.dpuf