Connecticut General Statutes Title 9. Elections § 9-135. Absentee voting eligibility;  expansion for 2020 state election.  Misrepresentation prohibited

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(a) Any elector eligible to vote at a primary or an election and any person eligible to vote at a referendum may vote by absentee ballot if such elector or person is unable to appear at such elector's or person's polling place during the hours of voting for any of the following reasons:  (1) Such elector's or person's active service with the armed forces of the United States;  (2) such elector's or person's absence from the town of such elector's or person's voting residence during all of the hours of voting;  (3) such elector's or person's illness;  (4) such elector's or person's physical disability;  (5) the tenets of such elector's or person's religion forbid secular activity on the day of the primary, election or referendum;  (6) the required performance of such elector's or person's duties as a primary, election or referendum official, including as a town clerk or registrar of voters or as staff of the clerk or registrar, at a polling place other than such elector's or person's own during all of the hours of voting at such primary, election or referendum;  or (7) for the state election in 2020, the sickness of COVID-19.  As used in this section, “COVID-19” means the respiratory disease designated by the World Health Organization on February 11, 2020, as coronavirus 2019, and any related mutation thereof recognized by said organization as a communicable respiratory disease.

(b) No person shall misrepresent the eligibility requirements for voting by absentee ballot prescribed in subsection (a) of this section, to any elector or prospective absentee ballot applicant.

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