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2020 Census Banner reads: In a Time of COVID-19 Connecticut Still Counts! Respond Today at 2020census.gov

2020 Census

Have you responded? Go to 2020census.gov to do the census online today and make sure Connecticut is not undercounted, underrepresented, or underfunded, for the next 10 years.

Connecticut Counts! Census Day 2020
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CT VOTES! Campaign

Voter information is what we do! Click HERE to get answers to your questions about upcoming elections, registering to vote, who the candidates are, voting by absentee ballots, voting at the polls, and more.

First LWVCT President statement RESIZED

LWV FOUNDING INFORMS OUR PRESENT

Our first President, Mabel Washburn's statement on League of Women Voters of Connecticut purpose in 1921.

Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

We are the League of Women Voters!

The League of Women Voters mission is Empowering Voters and Defending Democracy.  For almost 100 years, we have been a champion for our Democracy and encouraged citizen engagement with their government.  

Our Mission: Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy
Centennial Award to LWVCT

LWVCT is honored with the CT Suffrage Centennial Award

Connecticut Suffrage Centennial award given to the League of Women Voters of Connecticut for outstanding contributions to voter participation, building a healthy and inclusive democracy, and advocating for women's equality.

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LWVCT and Candidates Debates

LWVCT partners on candidates debates to get election information to the public.

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Help us engage citizens of all ages! Donate today!

Help us continue to offer opportunities for education on the important issues of the day and training on how to take action.

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League events attract citizens who want to learn more about their government.

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Connecticut

CT online voter registrationDid you know it's easy to register online to vote? LWVCT is proud to work with the Secretary of the State's Office to provide a link to online voter registration. Register here today!

 

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Blog Post

In 1971 the voting ages was lowered to 18. 50% of 18-24 years olds voted that next year. Fast forward to 2016…only 39% of 18-24 year olds voted while 70% of people over 60 years old voted. Why aren’t young people voting? Your voice matters – so make it count. It’s not just about who you want for president, it’s also about the issues you care about at the state and local level.

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Action Alerts

Election integrity and our democracy are at risk in November; the safety, security, and integrity of our election demand expedited results wherever possible. In Connecticut, this means expediting the processing of absentee ballots. Before the end of the week, please contact the Co-chairs of the GAE committee, your own legislators, and your town's highest elected official.

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News

Got questions? Get answers! View the Secretary of the State's slides to find out: Who voted absentee in the Primary, what the State of Connecticut is providing to towns through the CARES Act, who is eligible to vote absentee, how and when to get an application for an absentee ballot, how to fill out and send in the ballot, and how absentee ballots will be counted.

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Event Date: 
Sep 24 2020 - 2:00pm
Event location: 

Online - ZOOM

Join LWVES for our Annual Meeting on Zoom. After a brief business meeting, History Professor Kelly L. Marino of Sacred Heart University will share with us the challenges faced by the women's suffrage movement in Connecticut.
For more information, you can contact us at eastshoreleague [at] yahoo.com.

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Event Date: 
Sep 24 2020 - 7:30pm
Event location: 

Online - ZOOM

The League of Women Voters of Weston presents Kay J. Maxwell, past president of the League of Women Voters of the United States and former executive director of the World Affairs Forum, as its speaker at the 20th Betty Hill Forum on International Affairs. RSVP to receive the link! Email LWVofWeston [at] gmail.com

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News

The League of Women Voters of Connecticut surveyed 635 CT primary voters from 108 towns to learn about their experiences. Their responses will guide the League’s work in the coming months as we prepare for the November election.

CT Suffragists
Blog Post

The Connecticut Women’s Suffrage Association began in 1869 and journeyed along the path that took over 50 years before Connecticut women gained the right to vote. It took the official ratification by Tennessee to motivate the Connecticut legislature to ratify the 19th Amendment in September 1920. Read more...

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The CT VOTES! Campaign goal is to increase voter participation in our elections. Whether it's your 1st or 51st time voting, get your questions answered about upcoming elections, info on registering to vote, who the candidates are, voting by absentee ballots, voting at the polls, and more.