Voting is a foundation of democracy, a right through which we can protect and preserve our other rights. The ACLU-CT wholeheartedly supports ending felony disenfranchisement entirely and ensuring that voting is truly accessible in Connecticut’s prisons. By supporting felony re-enfranchisement, Connecticut would address a pressing racial justice issue, foster re-entry efforts, empower historically marginalized communities, and build upon recent efforts by this legislature to reform the state’s criminal legal systems and expand democratic access. This legislation would bring Connecticut voting procedures in conformity with best practices surrounding administering voting from behind bars.
HB 5702, An Act Allowing Incarcerated Individuals to Vote and HB 5714, An Act Concerning Incarcerated Individuals and Voting
HB 5702, An Act Allowing Incarcerated Individuals to Vote and 5714, An Act Concerning Incarcerated Individuals and Voting