Voting and Elections

Voting brings us together as Americans. Join Common Cause in Connecticut as we work to improve the voting process and fix what's broken about our democracy.Although voting rights are being curtailed around the country, it is great to report that instead of making it harder for citizens to vote, Connecticut lawmakers have worked with Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and advocates including Common Cause in Connecticut to modernize Connecticut election rules. Election Day Registration was passed in 2011, and a resolution was passed in 2013 which could pave the way for Connecticut law makers to pass early voting, no excuse absentee ballots, and to help insure that there are no three-hour waits at the polls.

2016 is a big year for elections, and Common Cause in Connecticut will be ramping up our Election Protection efforts this year, to make sure volunteers are at polling places ready to help make sure eligbile voters can cast their ballots.  Want to volunteer?  Check back soon - we will be starting a volunteer sign up as the Election gets closer.

Not yet registered?  Online Voter Registration is  available in Connecticut!

Find out how to register to vote from your computer or phone here.

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