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More Connecticut voters can cast their ballots safely amid the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a new law that temporarily eases absentee-voting restrictions.
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The coronavirus pandemic has twice forced the rescheduling of Connecticut’s presidential primary elections, but voters there are now expected to cast their ballots on Aug. 11. The state government has expanded absentee ballots to all eligible voters and is in the midst of a public information push to keep people informed about how to safely participate in the primaries.
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State officials will allow voters to cite the coronavirus pandemic as a reason to cast an absentee ballot
Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut
AARP Connecticut commends Governor Ned Lamont and the Connecticut General Assembly on the decision to address four urgent issues during an upcoming special session: expanding absentee voting for the November election, making telehealth more accessible, capping the cost of insulin, and police accountability. AARP Connecticut recognizes the importance of these topics and supports their inclusion in a special session, but the state’s legislative leaders missed an opportunity to tackle the critical issues impacting those in nursing home and residential care facilities.
Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan Casts His Vote
The presidential preference primaries will coincide with state and local contests on Aug. 11.
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On April 30, 2020, AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan sent the letter below to Governor Ned Lamont strongly recommending immediate actions related to the August 11, 2020, and November 3, 2020, elections that will provide Connecticut’s older adults and those at most risk from COVID-19 access to voting while ensuring their health protection.
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On April 1, 2020, AARP Connecticut sent the letter below to Governor Ned Lamont strongly recommending immediate actions related to the rescheduled June 2, 2020, Connecticut Primary that will provide older adults and those at most risk from COVID-19 access to voting while ensuring their health protection.
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Age discrimination has been illegal for more than 50 years, however a 2018 AARP survey of people age 45 and over show problems persist. More than 60% of respondents witnessed or experienced age discrimination in the workplace and nearly 45% of those who applied or interviewed for a job in the previous two years were asked age-related questions such as birth and graduation dates.
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In advance of the September 10 primary, Bridgeport residents are invited to hear the five 2019 mayoral candidates discuss their positions on the issues that affect their families and community at the free 2019 Bridgeport Mayoral Forum at The Klein Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m.
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