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YOUR VOTE: Where Democracy Begins
Democracy begins with one key idea: people choosing their
government through voting. CT-N explains how you can.

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WHY VOTE?
In many elections, most eligible
voters never cast a ballot.
We show why one vote does matter.
4 min
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YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE
Who has the right to vote,
how you can lose it, and how
you can regain it.
2 min
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REGISTERING TO VOTE
Registering to vote, online & off,
plus all about EDR (Election Day Registration).
4 min

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CASTING YOUR VOTE
Finding your polling place; completing
your ballot; accommodations
for those with disabilities.
4 min
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VOTING ABSENTEE
Can’t get to the polls on Election Day?
We show you who’s eligible for an absentee
ballot and how to get one.
3 min

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS: click here



RESOURCES FOR CONNECTICUT VOTERS:

SECRETARY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT
The Secretary of the State’s office is charged with administering and overseeing all elections in the state.
Their Voter Information page provides fact sheets for all types of voters, along with important dates & deadlines.
Other pages on the Secretary of the State’s website include:

Where And How Do I Vote?
Find your polling place, ID requirements, sample ballots and more.
Online Voter Registration
Register to vote here, or update your voter information. (DMV issued ID required.)
Absentee Voting
Eligibility rules and printable applications for an absentee ballot.
Election Day Registration (EDR)
Rules for Election Day Registration and a list of EDR locations for every town.



OTHER CONNECTICUT VOTING RESOURCES
League of Women Voters of CT
The LWV of Connecticut helps voters become informed and active participants in government at local, state & national levels.
Registrars of Voters Association of Connecticut
ROVAC represents local election administrators of all parties throughout Connecticut.
Rock The Vote Connecticut
CT voting info from non-profit focused on younger voters, advocating for a process that works for the 21st century electorate.



NATIONAL INFORMATION & RESOURCES
U.S. Election Assistance Commission
The EAC is a bipartisan commission created in 2002 and serves as a clearinghouse of information on election administration.
League of Women Voters
The League is a citizen’s group dedicated to expanding civic participation & making democracy work at all levels of government.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965
Background and overview of landmark voting law, from the Congressional Research Service.
The Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March: Shaking the Conscience of the Nation
A “Teaching With Historic Places” lesson plan from the National Park Service.

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