Connecticut Residents Defeat Expanded Early-Voting Proposal

Question number one on ballot was defeated in Connecticut by 52.5 percent of voters.

Report by Paula Antolini
Nov 6, 2014 8:06AM EDT


Question 1 on ballot asks: “Shall the Constitution of the State 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?”

Voting yes on this question:
-would have given state officials new authority to pursue multiple voting days at the polls and expanded use of absentee ballots.
-would have removed voting restrictions that currently prevent having all voting done by mail or online.
-the amendment would have eliminated restrictions on when citizens can vote and who can use absentee ballots

With 92.3 percent of the precincts reporting, 52.5 percent of voters rejected the measure, while 47.5 percent supported it.

Thirty-three states offer some form of early voting. Three states allow all voting by mail.

(info. from CBSNewYork/AP)

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