Voting Rights

The right to vote is a fundamental in a democratic society and must be safeguarded zealously. The ACLU of Connecticut has worked to ensure that all citizens may vote in Connecticut without intimidation, coercion or unnecessary barriers.

Connecticut’s voter identification laws should be correctly and consistently applied but that’s not what happened in the 2012 presidential election, Andrew Schneider, executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut, told a legislative committee. He testified in favor of House Bill 5480, which would require that Connecticut’s voter identification requirements be posted at all polling places. […]

The ACLU of Connecticut is opposing the city of Hartford’s request for relief from a court order issued to reform discriminatory practices in maintaining the city’s list of registered voters.

An amendment to the state Constitution that would open the door to early voting would be good for Connecticut and good for democracy, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut. In written testimony to the state legislature’s Government Administration and Elections Committee, Andrew Schneider, executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut, supported House Joint […]

Photo identification is never required to vote in Connecticut, an important point to remember when some voters may have lost or misplaced their IDs in Hurricane Sandy and others may be confused by controversial photo identification laws in other states. The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut and the Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches […]

The ACLU says that U.S. Supreme Court, in rebuffing its challenge to a requirement that voters have a government-issued identification, will harm eligible voters. In Connecticut, adoption of a similar regiment is deemed unlikely. In a 6-3 decision, the Court upheld two lower court decisions that approved the state’s law requiring voters to present government-issued […]