ACLU and ACLU-CT have filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the CT State Conference of the NAACP and the League of Women Voters of CT, seeking to make absentee mail-in voting available to every eligible Connecticut voter during the COVID-19 pandemic
As an organization that values government transparency and accessibility, the ACLU-CT supports people having access to records created by public agencies. This bill would stifle people’s accessibility to information they have a right to obtain. House Bill 6876 would make it more expensive for people to obtain the public information they seek from public agencies. People should not be required to pay for simply electronically copying documents. Allowing a member of the public to use their personal hand-held scanner, cell phone, or camera to copy public records does not cost the public agency, and it should not cost the public. The fees that would be charged under this bill would be cost-prohibitive for some people, making them unable to access public records.