On Tuesday July 21st the Connecticut General Assembly held a public hearing on mail-in balloting options for the General Election in November. Members of the public were asked to submit testimony and below you can read what our Council 400 President, Ed Daly, wrote on behalf of our 12,000 State Retirees.
State of Connecticut General Assembly,
As a senior citizen who has voted in every election in my lifetime, I am worried about voting in November.
I am scared of the risks associated with contracting COVID-19 which will be exacerbated by the lack of poll workers which, ironically, are made up mostly by those most susceptible to COVID-19. The General Assembly should pass legislation that will allow me to vote by an absentee ballot in November like I am going to do in the August primary election.
Our democracy depends on a safe and efficient way to cast our votes, it’s time for Connecticut to protect its democracy and voters. As President of CSEA SEIU Local 2001 Council 400 and our 12,000 senior members, I strongly support LCO 3576 Absentee Ballots.
Ed Daly, President
CSEA SEIU Local 2001 Retiree Council