In spite of the pandemic, and because of your support, CCAG, in coalition with our state and national partners and Connecticut citizens, continues to take action on the planned issue agenda - including all we can do to protect our democracy.
CCAG is proud to share how our intern & CCSU student @TainaSanaa took action yesterday at New Britain City Hall.
From her tweet:
"Yesterday on October 24th I went to the New Britain City Hall. I was taken back and devastated by the public display of a Confederate Flag in the office of the Republican registrar of voters, Peter Gosten.
"I expressed to Gosten how inappropriate this was as he proceeded to justify it being displayed. On the way out a POC who works at the City Hall expressed the discomfort they felt in their work environment due to the overt racism and hostility.
"Today I took action along with community organizers, the New Britain Racial Justice Coalition, and CCAG. We went to Gosten's office and demanded the flag be removed as it represents the preservation of slavery, Jim crow, and voter suppression among other acts of white supremacy."
● How to register to vote: https://voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do
● Check your voter registration: https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx
● Absentee ballot application: https://portal.ct.gov/SOTS/Election-Services/VoterInformation/Absentee-Voting
● Check the status of your absentee ballot application and/or absentee ballot (by looking up your voter registration): https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx
● Find your polling place (by looking up your voter registration): https://portaldir.ct.gov/sots/LookUp.aspx
● List of local election offices: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/SOTS/ElectionServices/TownClerk/Town-Clerks-List.pdf
HB 5262 An Act Revising Certain Absentee Voting Eligibility Statutes has been signed by the Governor. It allows qualified voters to vote by absentee ballot if during the hours of voting they are unable to appear because of sickness or physical disability other than their own sickness or physical disability.
Additionally, the bill authorizes qualified voters to vote by absentee ballot on a primary election, general election, or a referendum if the voter will be absent from the town of their voting residence.
HB 5262 also makes technical corrections regarding expired provisions of absentee ballot voting during the 2020 and 2021 elections. This would NOT give access to universal absentee ballot voting!