As an organization committed to the rights and freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution, the ACLU of Connecticut strongly supports measures to ensure equal access to the ballot box. Unfortunately, archaic language in the Connecticut Constitution prohibits early voting in our state--Connecticut is one of only 11 states nationwide that does not allow some form of early voting. If the General Assembly passes these resolutions and voters approve a constitutional amendment, the legislature can move toward strengthening our democracy by adopting early voting.
Adopting early voting would strengthen our democracy and our state. By creating more equal access to the ballot box, early voting gives more people a chance to make their voices heard. Early voting is beneficial for all – especially for those who are vulnerable to disenfranchisement because of physical disabilities, lack of transportation, lack of childcare, unpredictable work schedules, or other limitations. As an organization committed to the rights and freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution, the ACLU of Connecticut strongly supports these measures to create more equal access to the ballot box.