Connecticut allows people to register to vote on Election Day. To do so, would-be voters need to visit a designated Election Day registration site, which may not be the same as your local polling places. As long as you are in the registration line by 8 p.m., you have the right to register and to cast your ballot on election night. If you or someone you know are in line by 8 p.m. on Election Day and are prevented from registering to vote, contact the ACLU of Connecticut.
We believe in liberty, justice, and equality for all, including equal access to the ballot box. That’s why Election Day registration is a good idea: it gives more people the chance to make their voices heard. Turning people away from the registration line, however, reduces the number of Connecticut residents who can vote and weakens our democracy. It disproportionately harms minorities, immigrants, the poor, and people who live in cities.
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