Call to Action

A Message from the CT State League of Women Voters
 
Under the CT Constitution a measure to modify voting rights must pass the State House and Senate in two consecutive legislative sessions before the State can even consider adopting changes.
The State League is advocating for action to at least begin the discussion process now.  Please contact your legislators using the contact links below.

 

CALL to ACTION: contact your legislators by April 23, 
when the House may vote on HJ 161!
Early Voting and No-Excuse Absentee Ballots HJ 161 in 2019
 
Let’s get Connecticut’s election process into the 21st century 
39 other states have – and create a voting system in sync with today’s work/ life schedules.
80% of Americans favor Early Voting (2016 Gallup Poll).
“Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to provide a minimum of three days of early voting and to allow all voters to vote by absentee ballot?”  
Passing this resolution by a 3/4 majority in both the House and the Senate NOW gives all Connecticut voters the chance to ratify or reject this amendment in 2020. If voters ratify it in 2020, the legislators will then go to work to pass enabling legislation.
Why should we have BOTH Early Voting and No-Excuse Absentee Ballots?
  • Exercising our right to vote should be as convenient as possible.
  • EV provides greater access to voting and increases voter satisfaction.
  • EV eases stress and generates shorter lines on Election Day.
  • EV allows for election officials to identify and correct registration glitches.
  • EV influences candidates to conduct voter mobilization efforts throughout EV period and increase turnout.
  • Current Absentee Ballot process is used by about 7% of CT voters, to whom it is very important; others find it cumbersome and confusing.
Let’s get our representatives in both the House and the Senate
to vote out this resolution so VOTERS can MAKE THEIR DECISION known in 2020!
1890 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514-3183
203-288-7996     lwvct@lwvct.org     www.lwvct.org
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E-mail your elected State officials and make your opinions heard per the links below
Senate District 25:  Bob Duff 
Senate District 27:  Carlo Leone
Representative District 141: Terrie Wood
Representative District 147:  Matt Blumenthal

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