Election Double Header: Voting In The 21st Century
Looking back at the 2010 Bridgeport fiasco and future voting reform.
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.