CT Insider: CT secretary of the state pushes for 10 days of early voting
This article originally appeared in the CT Insider on February 22, 2023 and was written by Ken Dixon.
Below is Common Cause advisory board member Alex Knopp’s quote included in the article following the public hearing before the legislative Government Administration & Elections Committee on the implementation of early voting.
“This is necessary to meaningfully increase access for working people, especially single parent families, and those working multiple jobs,” Knopp said in written testimony. “Second, we suggest that the bill provide an option for registrars to choose more than one early voting location. We suggest doing so when the number of registered voters in a town is greater than 25,000 and for each additional 25,000 registered voters thereafter.”
Knopp, a former Norwalk mayor and state representative, stressed that early voting requires convenient hours as well as easy to reach locations. “We suggest that the bill direct registrars to provide at least one polling place easily accessible to public transportation in any town with 15,000 or more registered voters,” he said. “Voters who don’t have cars or can’t drive are those most likely to have difficulty reaching polling places.” Knopp also stressed the need for the costs to be picked up by the state.
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