WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Connecticut Legislature passed a joint resolution on Thursday that would establish permanent early voting in the state. The resolution passed the State House and Senate in May, and proposes a new constitutional amendment to establish early voting. In order for the amendment to go into effect, it must be approved by voters on the 2022 election ballot. If enacted, Connecticut would join 44 other states in offering early voting.
In a statement released after the resolution’s passage by the Senate, Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill applauded the effort. “As Florida, Texas, Georgia, and other states are moving to restrict voting rights, I’m proud that Connecticut is doing the opposite, addressing our burdensome and restrictive laws, and making voting more accessible to every eligible Connecticut citizen,” Merrill said.