Did you know it's easy to register online to vote? LWVCT is proud to work with the Secretary of the State's Office to provide a link to online voter registration. Register here today!
LWVCT and NAACP of Connecticut Files Federal Lawsuit Seeking to Expand Connecticut Absentee Voting in 2020 Elections Due to COVID-19
Secretary Merrill’s 2020 Voting Plan and Absentee Ballot Opinion
LEGISLATORS need to Call Special Session on Police Accountability, Voter Safety and Public Trust NOW
LWVCT Opinion in Connecticut Post calling for Legislature to ACT NOW!
June 10, 2020 - These times demand ACTION of our duly elected legislators. Citizens can wait no longer for them to address the critical issues of police accountability, voter safety and public trust. The legislature must conduct the public’s important business in public—in a “special session” to be held NOW.
- convene in special session right away;
- pass police accountability legislation;
- pass legislation that makes it legally permissible to use an absentee ballot for fear of sickness from COVID-19 in November 2020.
It is time for our legislators to stand up and be counted.Let us be sure to stand behind and support those who do.
CT VOTES! 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.
Voter information is what the League of Women Voters does best! VOTE411.org helps 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 more. All in one spot!
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND CONNECTICUT
For up to date information on the Coronavirus in Connecticut, go to: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
LWVCT to Legislators: We Demand Transparency
March 27, 2020
Action at the Capitol
Our 2020 Legislative Priorities:
- Election Laws that Protect Voters' Rights and Expand Voter Access
- Campaign Finance and Citizens' Election Program
- Open Government/Transparency
Thank you for an evening of celebration and inspiration!
On February 22, 2020, the League of Women Voters of Connecticut hosted a gala dinner to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters and women winning the right to vote. Thank you to all who made it possible and who joined us in celebration! Pictures coming soon.
Michael and Carol Reimers
LWVCT is proud to be part of the recently launched People Powered Fair Maps Campaign. The League of Women Voters, one of the country's largest & oldest non-partisan voter advocacy organizations, is launching a "multi-million-dollar, multi-year" effort to end discriminatory gerrymandering, the practice of drawing electoral maps for political gain.
LWVCT is working coalition with other organizations to make sure that Connecticut get the best Census count in 2020. You can help too!
The American Library Association has published it’s guide, Preparing My Library for the 2020 Census. Each census cycle, the ALA provides a tip sheet for libraries to use in preparing for the Census. This year, LWV is specifically named as a reliable community group doing work in this space.
Citizens' Election Program
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.