Gov. Ned Lamont did the right thing when he announced last week, that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut voters may use absentee ballots in the Aug. 11 primaries. He signed an executive order to make it so.
The law that governs absentee voting has been under intense discussion lately. Connecticut is one of only nine states in the country to not allow widespread mail-in ballots. Many have suggested updating the law — and allowing voting by mail — and the current health crisis has made acting on this imperative.