With the relative success of Connecticut's expanded absentee balloting in the November election, a local lawmaker is looking to permanently make voting easier in the state.
Ridgefield state Senator Will Haskell says the community responded to the temporary accessibility by voting at historic rates, setting new turnout records. As the Vice-Chairman of the Government Administration and Elections Committee, he plans to introduce Early Voting, something 40 other states already offer.
Haskell also called for the ability to request an absentee ballot online. By bringing elections into the 21st century, he says Connecticut can build a government that is more inclusive, more functional and more representative.