The right to vote is a fundamental part of the United States's democracy, and registering to vote should be simple. Requiring housing authorities to provide voter registration applications to prospective tenants strengthens our democracy by giving more people access to the materials they need to become registered voters. Some of these people may not have another readily accessible opportunity to register to vote. This would increase the number of registered voters in Connecticut and would most likely increase voter participation in elections. Thus, more people would have the chance to make their voices heard. As an organization committed to the rights and freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution, the ACLU of Connecticut strongly supports measures to simplify voter registration to ensure everyone has access to the ballot box.
H.B. 5844, An Act Requiring Housing Authorities to Provide Voter Registration Applications to Prospective Tenants