FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill officially unveiled Connecticut's online voter registration system on Tuesday, Feb. 18.
The Nutmeg State becomes just the 15th state to feature online voter registration.
The new online voter registration feature will be available to eligible Connecticut voters – residents of the state who are both American citizens aged 18 and older – who hold a valid Connecticut driver’s license or other ID issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
A link to the new system will be made available on every Connecticut state agency website.
“This new system will make it faster and more convenient for citizens of all eligible ages to take advantage of one of their most fundamental rights as American citizens,” Malloy said in a statement. “Voting is the most basic tenant of our democracy – it is incumbent upon us to ensure that voters have adequate access to the ballot box and that we encourage civic engagement.”
The system is designed to have the voter enter their personal information for voter registration online, information which then populates a form that is sent via email to the registrar of voters where the new voter or voter changing address wants to register.
The registrar of voters checks the entered information and verifies that it is accurate before adding the new voter to the Connecticut Voter Registration System statewide database.