By singling out people without governmental ID, this bill preferences voters who have an ID. The data due to be collected by this bill could also potentially be used to target voters without ID, potentially even setting them up for prosecution because of simple errors. Voter ID requirements and preferences deprive many people of their right to vote, reduce voter participation, and stand in direct opposition to our value of including more Connecticut residents in the democratic process. People who lack government ID are disproportionately low-income, people of color, the elderly, and
people with disabilities. This bill is not necessary and could inordinately burden the right to vote for people lacking governmental ID. For that reason, the ACLU-CT opposes Senate Bill 239, An Act Concerning Auditing of Signed Statements of Electors Prior to Voting.



Bill number

S.B. 239