The rise in mail-in voting this year due to the coronavirus led to a couple of bumps in the road for Connecticut’s August primary election. With a low percentage of voters familiar with absentee ballots, it was something new for everyone.
Prior to this year, only 5% of voters in Connecticut used absentee ballots -- and that was mainly because they were out of state. That number spiked to 67% during the primary, leaving election officials struggling with the increased volume of ballots.
Connecticut Public Radio’s All Things Considered host John Henry Smith spoke with Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. With the primary done, she says election officials learned several things sure to make Election Day easier for all.
Hear the interview below: