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Image for Lunch with the League: All You Need to Know About Voting by Absentee Ballot

Watch the Facebook Live event recording with Laura Smits, VP of Voter Services, explaining all you need to know about absentee voting and answering questions from the audience. Contact voterservices [at] lwvct.org if you have any additional questions after viewing the presentation.

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Public Statement

The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Connecticut filed a federal lawsuit seeking to make absentee mail-in voting available to every eligible voter during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Connecticut State Conference of NAACP Branches and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, as well as an individual Connecticut resident.

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We were dismayed to learn that the top elected officials of at least two towns (Vernon and Wallingford) have chosen to make their locked absentee ballot drop-boxes accessible only inside their Town Halls or only when Town Hall is staffed. Town election officials need to provide unfettered access to the process of voting by absentee ballot, including access to the absentee ballot drop-boxes 24/7.

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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Census Bureau has adjusted it's timeline for Census data collection, moving everything back by about four months. Connecticut is doing better than the national average with self-response, but there are notable gaps between our cities.

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Secretary of the State Denise Merrill held a press conference on May 5, 2020 announcing plans and changes, made after conferring with Town Clerks and Registrars, to make sure that Connecticut’s upcoming elections are “safe, secure and accessible to all voters”.

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