LWVCT is proud to work with the Secretary of the State's Office to provide a link to online voter registration.
LWVCT is working coalition with other organizations to make sure that Connecticut get the best Census count in 2020. You can help too! Here's how:
LWVCT ADVOCACY 2019
LWVCT 2019 Legislative Priorities are: Election Laws; Campaign Finance and Open Government and Ethics, including citizens' right to know and public access to government information.
What Happened during the 2019 General Assembly Session?
For more information on what legislation passed and became law, you can read the Connecticut General Assembly 2019 Major Public Acts publication.
Early Voting Update
While Early Voting failed to get the 75% needed in the CT Senate to get it on the ballot for 2020, we will continue to encourage the General Assembly to pass it. The legislature needs to adopt a resolution by a simple majority of more than 50% in both the House and Senate in two successive legislative terms, which are two years each.
As we will need many of the same legislators to support Early Voting when it comes before them again, we urge you to THANK your legislators if they supported it this year. It is important that they know you appreciate their vote.
If they did not vote for it, please talk to them and let them know you hope they will support it in the next bill.
Help us pave the way for a successful majority support to get Early Voting on the ballot!
For Additional Details on Early Voting: Early Voting Background Information
AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION
LWVCT urged Governor Lamont to include automatic voter registration if there is a special session. At this time, it appears that there will not be a General Assembly special session.
For Details: Give_automatic_voter_registration_another_chance.pdf
REDISTRICTING AND GERRYMANDERING
Although the Supreme Court rulings were not favorable to key LWV gerrymandering cases, we will continue to keep Redistricting on the top of our issue list. If you missed our recent forum on Redistricting, you can watch it here:
Voter information is what the League of Women Voters does best! We designed VoteCT.net to help both new and experienced voters in Connecticut find information for all elections. It includes information for upcoming elections, access to info on registering to vote, who the candidates are, voting by absentee ballots, voting at the polls, and working at the polls. All in one spot! votect.net
CEProud is a three year commitment (2016-2019) by LWVCT to raise awareness of the Citizens' Election Program - Connecticut's model program for publicly financed campaigns.
Why CEP is a successful campaign finance program:
Campaign to increase voter participation in Elections
The League of Women Voters of CT encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.