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Tue March 20, 2012
Election Double Header: Voting In The 21st Century
We now take some things for granted about voting in Connecticut.
1.) It’s gonna happen on a Tuesday.
2.) You’re going to have to register in advance - then go to a polling place and hope you’re on the list.
3.) You’re going to “bubble in” your choice on a piece of paper - yes, “bubble in” is an idiom.
4.) Connecticut is going to be almost irrelevant to the national political discussion.
5.) In some towns, we’re gonna have a hard time conducting an election at all.
But, is there a chance that one - or all of those things - could change? Saturday voting? Same-day registration? Voting from your computer at home? Maneuvering our primaries to a better place on the calendar? Ordering enough ballots for Bridgeport?
We feel like “playing two” today, so it’s time for another “Election Doubleheader” and we’re talking voting.