A Message About CT’s Early Voting Referendum

From the UUS:E Social Justice / Anti-Oppression Committee

The UUS:E SJ/AO Committee is part of a coalition of other UU congregations and community organizations trying to get the word out about Connecticut’s early voting referendum on the November ballot.

Currently, Connecticut is one of only 4 U.S. states that does not allow early in-person voting.  In order to increase access to the ballot in Connecticut through early voting, the state Constitution must be amended. Thus, the referendum question asks: “Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to permit the General Assembly to provide for early voting?” A ‘Yes’ vote supports amending the constitution. A ‘no’ vote rejects amending the constitution.

Research shows the key benefits of allowing early voting are:

  • Reduced stress on the voting system on Election Day
  • Shorter lines on Election Day
  • Improved poll worker performance
  • Early identification and correction of registration errors and voting system glitches
  • Greater access to voting and increased voter satisfaction.

When you go to the polls on November 8, look for the referendum question and be sure to vote on it. In some towns, it may appear on the back of the ballot.

For more information, visit the League of Women Voters CT Chapter. Or visit Ballotpedia.org.

Thanks for paying attention to this very important matter!

Maureen Flanagan and Jim Adams, SJ/AO Committee co-chairs.