FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A bill that will allow residents to register to vote on Election Day and register online has been passed by the state legislature.
Gov. Dannel Malloy said his bill will increase voter turnout and allow more people to vote.
"Despite the pervasive climate across the U.S. to restrict voting rights, Connecticut has moved in the opposite direction — one that ensures the integrity of our electoral process and fair, accessible elections," Malloy said in a statement. "People are the key to our democracy, and this legislation improves participation in the most fundamental way — the ballot box. I applaud the General Assembly's action on this bill.”
The bill is likely to go into effect in 2013.