The right to have our vote counted and our voice heard is fundamental to American democracy.
Every qualified citizen has a right to vote, but too many people do not have a fair opportunity to cast ballots, so we’re working to amend Connecticut’s Constitution to permit early in person voting as well as “no excuse” absentee voting (voting by mail or via secure ballot drop box). After playing key roles ensuring all voters could cast absentee ballots due to Covid-19 for the 2020 Primary and General Elections, in 2021 we worked with state legislators to expand automatic voter registration to add qualified citizens to the voter rolls when they do business with state agencies. Those who don’t wish to register can opt-out.
2021 has been a historic year for voting freedoms as we helped restore the right to vote to citizens on parole. Stripping the right to vote from those on parole was an act of disenfranchisement that has disproportionately impacted communities of color in Connecticut for far too long. Also in 2021, after years of struggle, we were part of the movement that finally abolished the shameful practice of prison gerrymandering.
In May 2018, we won our fight to add Connecticut to the National Popular Vote Compact; if approved by states with at least 270 electoral votes, the compact will guarantee that the winner of the popular vote becomes president.
Historic Victories for Connecticut Voting Freedoms
In 2020 & 2021 voters won historic victories for voting freedoms in Connecticut–-take a look and see just how powerful your voice has been.
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