The Connecticut General Assembly is currently considering a series of reforms intended to make voter registration and voting itself easier and more accessible. Among the proposals, which are backed by Secretary of State Denise Merrill and Governor Dannel Malloy, is the plan to introduce so-called “no-excuse” absentee ballots. This system allows any registered voter to cast a ballot by mail (or in person) ahead of Election Day.
If states wish to encourage greater participation in elections, then no-excuse absentee ballots are a simple measure to take. Connecticut legislators who wish to help, rather than hinder, their state's voters, should bear that in mind.