Governor Lamont- Protect our Vote and Health!

Governor Ned Lamont

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The COVID19 pandemic has already created significant disruptions in our state, including our ability to vote in the presidential primary this spring. However, there are policies that can be implemented to protect our right to vote, without the fear of spreading this disease.

Join CCAG and Common Cause in CT- tell Governor Lamont to issue an emergency declaration to protect all eligible voters so we can participate in our democracy without endangering ourselves or our families.

1. For the upcoming presidential primary, Gov. Lamont should use executive authority to issue an emergency declaration permitting online applications for absentee ballots and to suspend state statute to allow for those concerned about transmission of illness to cast absentee ballots.
2. For future elections, the legislature should pass emergency legislation amending state statute to allow for those concerned about transmission of illness to cast absentee ballots. Such legislation would protect both the public health of our citizens, as well as protect those voters from disenfranchisement.

There is no time to waste, please sign this petition today! (Scroll down to view the petition language, comments entered will also be sent to the Governor)

Related news:

It’s time to allow voting by mail By Denise Merrill- Special to Hartford Courant|Mar. 26, 2020 | 7:39 PM


Absentee ballots could be available for all as CT presidential primary still on schedule.By Pat Tomlinson, The Hour. Updated 2:04 pm EDT, Wednesday, March 18, 2020


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To: Governor Ned Lamont
From: [Your Name]

Dear Governor Lamont,

The COVID-19 pandemic has already created significant disruptions in our state, as millions practice social distancing, precautionary isolation, and quarantine. As an advocate who supports the right to vote, I am deeply concerned about the impact this pandemic will have on the upcoming primary elections next month, as well as the state primary elections in August and the general election in November. I believe that during a public health emergency, all eligible voters should have the opportunity to participate in our democracy without endangering themselves or their families.

I urge you to act quickly to address this issue. For the upcoming presidential primary, you should use your executive authority to issue an emergency declaration permitting online applications for absentee ballots and to suspend state statute to allow for those concerned about transmission of illness to cast absentee ballots. For future elections, the legislature should pass emergency legislation amending state statute to allow for those concerned about transmission of illness to cast absentee ballots. Such legislation would protect both the public health of our citizens, as well as protect those voters from disenfranchisement.

Connecticut should still move toward full no-excuse absentee voting. Until that is possible, we must ensure that every Connecticut voter concerned about COVID-19 in 2020 can cast a ballot.