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Mon Mar 8, 2021, 11:30 PM

Republicans on key committee oppose no-excuse absentee ballot voting

Some members of the Republican minority in the General Assembly signaled Friday they will try to block fast-track action on a constitutional amendment that would allow no-excuse voting by absentee ballot.

The legislature’s Government Administration and Elections Committee voted 13-6 to approve and send the amendment to the House of Representatives, with all Democrats in support and all Republicans in opposition.

But putting an amendment before voters in a referendum on the next statewide election ballot in 2022 would require approval by two-thirds of the legislature this year, giving the GOP minority the ability to delay a referendum until 2024.

Without a supermajority, putting a constitutional amendment on the ballot requires passage by the legislature in successive terms.

Read more: https://ctmirror.org/2021/03/05/republicans-on-key-committee-oppose-no-excuse-absentee-ballot-voting/

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