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AARP Supports Constitutional Amendment to Allow Reform of Voting Laws in CT

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This election day, Connecticut voters will be asked to vote on a Constitutional Amendment that would remove constitutional restrictions on absentee ballots and allow state lawmakers to change election laws to enact some form of early voting.  The Amendment question will appear on all Connecticut ballots this election day – November 4, 2014. AARP Connecticut is supporting this Amendment as a way to encourage more citizens to participate in the voting process.

“AARP supports policies that are designed to encourage maximum participation in the voting process and we believe that passage of this Constitutional Amendment is a good step in the right direction,” said AARP state director Nora Duncan.  “While a ‘yes’ vote won’t result in any immediate changes to state election law, it gives lawmakers the flexibility to enact changes that would allow more people to exercise their freedom to vote, without the need to appear at their polling place or provide a reason for voting via absentee ballot.

“AARP is urging all Nutmeggers to support this Amendment as a first step in opening up the voting process and encouraging larger numbers of citizens to vote," Duncan concluded.

For the full text of the constitutional amendment and additional information, please visit the Secretary of State website.

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