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Connecticut senator proposes bill to fine those who do not vote $20

A Connecticut senator is proposing a bill that would fine residents $20 for not voting in elections.

News 12 Staff

Jan 29, 2021, 1:54 PM

Updated 1,236 days ago

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A Connecticut senator is proposing a bill that would fine residents $20 for not voting in elections.
Sen. Will Haskell, who represents District 26 that includes towns of Redding, Ridgefield, Wilton, is proposing the legislation.
Haskell says he knows it is unlikely to become law, but will hopefully get people thinking.
Haskell says even though the nationwide turnout was 66% for the last presidential election, the highest in 120 years, it's not enough.
He says other democracies in the world have much higher turnouts than the United States.
Haskell says we need to start looking at voting as our civic duty.


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