A new bill in Connecticut significantly improves voter access and turnout. It allows commuters and caretakers to vote by absentee ballot. The bill has now won final legislative passage in the Connecticut Senate. This article by Mark Pazniokas is published by Courant. Here is an excerpt:
A bill that would allow out-of-town commuters and caretakers of the disabled or chronically ill to vote by absentee ballot won final legislative passage on a 30-4 vote in the Senate.
The measure stops short of allowing no-excuse absentee voting, a step that would require passage of a referendum amending the Connecticut Constitution — something that cannot happen before the 2024 election.
Instead, it amends statutory language that is more restrictive than the standard set in the constitution, which disenfranchises voters in some circumstances.