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Common Cause in Connecticut Remembers Karen Hobert Flynn

On Friday, March 3, we lost one of democracy’s fiercest defenders, Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn. 

Voting & Elections 02.23.2023

Fox 61: Public speaks out on early voting proposals in Connecticut

The Secretary of the State is recommending 10 days, but Common Cause in Connecticut recommends at least 14 days.

Voting & Elections 02.23.2023

Republican-American: State legislators begin debate on upcoming early-voting process

Alex Knopp, a member of the state advisory board for Common Cause Connecticut, testified Wednesday on the implementation of early voting.

Voting & Elections 02.23.2023

CT Insider: CT secretary of the state pushes for 10 days of early voting

"This is necessary to meaningfully increase access for working people, especially single parent families, and those working multiple jobs."

Voting & Elections 02.22.2023

CT Mirror: In public hearing, CT residents debate framework for early voting

"Connecticut is one of four states without early voting, effectively disenfranchising voters who can’t afford to wait in long lines or make it to their polling locations on Election Day — many of whom are people of color and people with low income. (...) Chen, a student at Yale University, was among the dozens of state residents who publicly testified in support of in-person early voting at a public hearing for the measure, in addition to a constitutional amendment that would permanently allow residents to cast mail ballots without having to provide an excuse."


News 12 Connecticut: How long should early voting run? State lawmakers weigh options

“Almost half the states with early voting provide between two to three weeks, and states with the highest rates of early voting fall within this range,” said Jess Zaccagnino, policy counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut.

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