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Proposed state law would institute mandatory voting

House bill 5704 would require all "qualified electors" either vote or provide a valid reason for not doing so.

News 12 Staff

Feb 8, 2023, 12:50 AM

Updated 500 days ago

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A group of Connecticut lawmakers has proposed a bill that would "institute mandatory voting" for all Connecticut residents and fine those who do not comply.
House bill 5704 would require all "qualified electors" either vote or provide a valid reason for not doing so.
It would also require election officials to track down every person who did not cast a ballot to determine if they had a valid reason and fine those who did not.
The bill says it's designed to "incentivize civic engagement."


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