One third of eligible voters in Connecticut—or nearly 1,000,000 residents—have not yet registered to vote in the upcoming Presidential election on Nov. 6,according to the Secretary of the State Denise Merrill.
If you are one of the “one in three” who has not registered, the League of Women Voters of Connecticut strongly encourages you to take this important step. You have until Tuesday, Oct. 30, to register to vote in this election.
Registering is a simple procedure, the League says. You can get a voter registration form at any town/city hall in Connecticut, at libraries, the Department of Motor Vehicles, other state agency offices, or online. You can also access all the information about registering and voting on the League’s website at www.lwvct.org.
The League has also newly posted its 2012 Voters’ Guide, an online directory of this year’s candidates for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and for the Connecticut Senate and House of Representatives. It can be accessed at www.lwvct.org/voters-guide.html or by clicking the “For Voters” tab on the left-hand side of the page at email@example.com.
You can also find out more about the candidates and their campaigns by visiting the New Canaan Patch Election Guide. Among the pieces of content you will find there are recent voter registration numbers for the state and town.
Bi-annually, the LWVCT creates its online directory. All candidates for each covered office are asked identical questions, and the answers are limited to 150 words each. Questions this year are on the economy, campaign finance reform, environment, and gun laws. The League does not edit or interpret candidates’ responses, and answers are published exactly as submitted.
According to LWVCT Administrator Jean Rabinow, “Candidates were given a deadline to respond, but if they get their answers in late, we’ll post them as we get them. We’re here to serve the state’s voters.”
Pat Donovan, VP for LWVCT Voter Services, added, “We’ve designed this directory to inform you about where our candidates stand on a number of issues facing all of us, and in particular Connecticut residents. We invite you to compare the candidates’ responses, and learn more about each of them by visiting their own websites. Our Voters’ Guide has links to these websites wherever the candidates have given permission.”
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization of women and men, encouraging informed and active participation in government, and working to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influence public policy through education and advocacy.