Take advantage of being able to register to vote online

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

On Feb. 18, Connecticut became the 15th state in the United States to enable eligible voters to register online.

The launch of Connecticut’s online voter registration system marks a positive step forward into the digital age and offers a way to increase voter access and participation by underrepresented groups such as minorities, our men and women serving their country in the military, senior citizens, and, of course, young first-time voters.

If you’re an American citizen, will be 18 or older by Election Day, and hold a valid Connecticut driver’s license, learner’s permit or other ID issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, you can register online or update your voter registration information from your home computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone conveniently and quickly.

The link to the new voter registration feature can be reached at the secretary of the state’s office at Ct.gov or by visiting the League of Women Voters of Connecticut’s website at Lwvct.org/for-voters.html.

Since 1920, the League of Women Voters’ work has evolved from winning the right to vote for women to ensuring that all eligible voters have the opportunity they need to register to vote easily and to participate in their democracy. We applaud this new initiative, which is a very positive step forward for our state and for Greenwich.

 

Jara Burnett
Greenwich

The author is a member of the steering committee for the League of Women Voters of Greenwich.

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