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Voters To Consider State Constitution Change

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Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — When Connecticut voters go to the polls next year to choose their next governor, they’ll also be asked to decide whether the state’s constitution should be amended to empower the General Assembly to enact some form of early voting.

A question will appear on the November 2014 ballot, asking whether the current restrictions on absentee voting should be removed and whether a person can be permitted to vote without appearing at a polling place on Election Day.

The state Senate passed a resolution late Wednesday night, by a vote of 22-14, to place the question on the ballot. The resolution previously passed the House of Representatives.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said 32 states have enacted some form of early voting or no-excuse absentee ballots.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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