Online registration an important step toward increasing voter access

On Feb. 18, Connecticut became the 15th state in the United States to enable eligible voters to register online. The launch of Connecticut's online voter registration system marks a positive step forward into the digital age and offers a way to increase voter access and participation by underrepresented groups - minorities, our men and women serving their country in the military, senior citizens, and, of course, young first-time voters.

If you are an American citizen, will be 18 or older by Election Day, and hold a valid Connecticut driver's license, learner's permit or other ID issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, you can register online or update your voter registration information from your home computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone conveniently and quickly. The link to the new voter registration feature can be reached at the Secretary of the State's Office at www.ct.gov, or by visiting the League of Women Voters of Connecticut's website at www.lwvct.org/for-voters.html.

Since 1920, the League of Women Voters' work has evolved from winning the right to vote for women to ensuring that all eligible voters have the opportunity to register to vote easily and to participate in their democracy. We applaud this new initiative.

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