On February 18, Connecticut became the 15th state in the United States to enable eligible voters to register online. The launch of Connecticut’s online voter registration system marks a positive step forward into the digital age and offers a way to increase voter access and participation by underrepresented groups — minorities, our men and women serving their country in the military, senior citizens, and, of course, young first-time voters.
If you’re an American citizen, will be 18 or older by Election Day, and hold a valid Connecticut driver’s license, learner’s permit or other ID issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, you can register online or update your voter registration information from your home computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone conveniently and quickly. The link to the new voter registration feature can be reached at the Secretary of the State’s office at www.ct.gov, or by visiting the League of Women Voters of Connecticut’s website at www.lwvct.org/for-voters.html.
Since 1920, the League of Women Voters’ work has evolved from winning the right to vote for women to ensuring that ALL eligible voters have the opportunity they need to register to vote easily and to participate in their democracy. We applaud this new initiative … a very positive step forward for our state and for our community (communities).
We believe in the importance of voting to maintaining a vibrant democracy. Click below for some excellent resources and current Voter information from the CT League of Women Voters:
NEW! Voting Options for those with Disabilities Pamphlet
Can’t make it to the polls? Get an absentee ballot.
To be eligible to vote absentee you must be:
■ an eligible voter and
■ unable to appear at your polling place for one or more of the following reasons:
► on active service in the armed forces
► absent from your town or city during all voting hours
► physically disabled
► following religious rules forbidding secular activity on election day
► serving as an election official at a polling place other than your own.
Click here for the full pamphlet.