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New Connecticut disabled voter law to be highlighted

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published January 23. 2013 8:00AM   Updated January 23. 2013 8:31AM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are drawing attention to a new state law that allows disabled voters with permanent absentee ballot status to no longer apply every election to receive a ballot.

The new law allows people with that status to automatically receive an absentee ballot for each election, primary and referendum in the municipality where they're eligible to vote.

The law requires local registrars of voters to send a notice each January to determine whether the disabled voter still resides at the address on the application.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the president of the Connecticut Town Clerks Association, officials from the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, Newington state Rep. Sandy Nafis and her constituent Dolores Carron will be on hand Wednesday for a news conference.

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