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No early voting in Connecticut anytime soon

A measure to bring early voting to Connecticut, one of just 11 states where the balloting only occurs on Election Day, came up four votes short in the state Senate.

The proposal would have asked the voters next year to approve a state constitutional amendment to permit early voting, with the legislature deciding the details after that. Now, the earliest proponents will be able to try again is in two years, to get a measure on the ballot in 2022 that might lead to early voting two presidential elections from now.

Early voting has consistently boosted turnout because it helps the physically disabled, parents without child care and workers with unpredictable schedules get to the polls.

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