Voting is one of our nation’s most fundamental rights and a hallmark of our democracy. All eligible voters must have equal access and opportunity to participate in our electoral process. Connecticut is committed to ensuring that the polls are accessible to all voters and that you are fully able to exercise your voting rights privately and independently.
Do You Know Your Rights?
- You have the right to an accessible polling place
- Accommodations can be made if you have difficulty standing in line at the polls
- You have the right to use a ballot marking device at the polling place
- You have the right to vote independently and privately
- You have the right to receive assistance if you need help casting your ballot
- You have the right to review a sample ballot and receive instructions concerning how to operate the voting equipment before voting
- You can request curbside voting if you become temporarily incapacitated when you arrive at the polling place
- You have the right to vote by absentee ballot if you have a physical disability that prevents you from voting in person on Election Day
If your voting rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commission by calling 866-733-2463 or emailing email@example.com. You may also file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice.
Voting should be fair and accessible to all and I'm proud to support legislative initiatives to expand access to the vote.
Last year, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a resolution that will give you the opportunity to modernize our state's election rules. On November 8, 2022, voters will decide if Connecticut should allow for in-person early voting.
We also passed several new voting laws this year and during the 2021 session to make it easier to vote absentee. Click the buttons below to learn more.
If you have questions about voting absentee, head over to the Secretary of the State's website to learn more and download an application for an absentee ballot.