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.
House Joint Resolution 58, Resolution Proposing a State Constitutional Amendment to Allow No-Excuse Absentee Voting and House Joint Resolution 59, Resolution Approving an Amendment to the State Constitution to Allow for Early VotingApril 1, 2021
- March 29, 2021
Senate Bill 5, An Act Concerning Increased Opportunities for Absentee Voting, Safe and Secure In-Person Voting and Voter RegistrationMarch 29, 2021