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.
SB 1226, An Act Concerning State Voting Rights in Recognition of John R. LewisMarch 21, 2023
SJR 35, A Resolution Proposing a State Constitutional Amendment to Allow Individuals Who Have Attained the Age of Sixteen to Apply for Admission as Electors and Be So Admitted Upon Attaining the Age of EighteenMarch 14, 2023
HB 5702, An Act Allowing Incarcerated Individuals to Vote and HB 5714, An Act Concerning Incarcerated Individuals and VotingMarch 13, 2023
HB 6693, An Act Concerning Absentee Voting, and SB 713, An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Absentee Ballot ApplicationsMarch 3, 2023
HR 1, A Resolution Proposing a State Constitutional Amendment Allowing for No-Excuse Absentee Voting, and SR 29, A Resolution Approving an Amendment to the State Constitution to Allow No-Excuse Absentee VotingMarch 3, 2023
Equitable Early Voting and on House Bill 5004, An Act Implementing Early Voting, Senate Bill 1057, An Act Concerning the Secretary of the State and Early Voting, and Senate Bill 1064, An Act Concerning the Implementation of Early VotingMarch 2, 2023