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Letter to the Editor: Canton LWV President Urges Support for Broader Voting Options

This article originally appeared in the Canton Compass.  To the Editor:

Connecticut voters will decide Nov. 4 whether to give the legislature the authority to broaden voting options. The League of Women Voters urges you to answer “Yes” to this ballot question, which asks:

Shall the constitution be amended to remove restrictions concerning absentee ballots and to permit a person to vote without appearing at a polling place on the day of an election?

Connecticut is one of only 14 states without voting flexibility. The state constitution requires voters to cast their ballots only on Election Day, and that absentee ballots be used only in very limited circumstances such as disability or absence from town.

Details about the ballot question are on the Connecticut League’s website.

Passing this amendment will allow legislators, with public input, to begin considering how to make voting more accessible to all qualified voters. Thatis what democracy is about.

Jane Latus

President, Canton League of Women Voters