Connecticut advocates call for expanding voting rights for parolees and permanently allowing absentee ballot drop boxes outside town halls

“Even in a progressive state like Connecticut, we have some of the most restrictive voting laws in the country,’' Quickmire said. “We have a chance to change that this session by passing common-sense reforms like automatic voter registration, restoring voting rights for people on parole, and passing a Voting Rights Act to root out racial discrimination in voting. Forty-four other states have early voting, at least 29 have no-excuse absentee voting, and 23 have implemented automatic voter registration. It’s past time we join them.”