The right to vote is a cornerstone of our democracy. The ACLU of Connecticut has worked to ensure that all citizens may vote in Connecticut without intimidation, coercion, or unnecessary barriers. In the 1990's, we successfully sued to stop Hartford's discriminatory canvassing procedures, which were disproportionately purging Latino voters from the voting list and depriving them of their rights to vote. More recently, we helped to pass a law requiring polling places to post signs about Connecticut’s voter identification requirements at all polling places, continued our advocacy for early voting, sued to create absentee voting for all during the 2020 elections, and spoke out to educate people about their voting rights.
LCO No. 3576, An Act Concerning Absentee Voting at the 2020 State Election and Election Day RegistrationJuly 23, 2020
S.J.R. 15, A Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the State Constitution to Permit Early Voting; H.B. 5277, An Act Decreasing Fees for Copying Public Records under the Freedom of Information Act; H.B. 5278, An Act Revising Certain Absentee Voting StatutesFebruary 28, 2020
- February 28, 2020