Connecticut Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill held a information convention right now to remind voters, who’re voting by absentee poll or going to a polling location, of the state’s voter deadlines.
Merrill introduced a really excessive voter turn-out, with two days left in which Connecticut voters can nonetheless get hold of an absentee poll.
“Using mostly these ballot boxes in every town, usually in front of town hall, we have had over 600,000 absentee ballots returned as of today. You can still drop them off in the ballot boxes right up until eight o’clock on election day, they will be counted but just later in the day,” Merrill mentioned.
Merrill additionally introduced a document excessive in voter registration for Connecticut, saying over 2.Three million residents have registered to vote in this election.
“Normally in a presidential election we get about 75% of the registered voters voting, I think it may go higher than that here in Connecticut. A lot of them are first time voters, a lot of them are young people, we have the highest number of 18 to 24-year-olds who have ever registered in a certain period of time between 2016 and now”, Merrill mentioned.
Election officers say they’ve recruited over 10,000 volunteers to assist implement Covid-19 security tips at polling places. Social distancing and masks are obligatory.
Connecticut voters can return their accomplished poll both in-person or at a drop field location by eight p.m. native time on Nov. 3.