Connecticut

The Constitution State

Motto:
Qui transtulit sustinet (He who is transplanted still sustains)


Constitution

In the 2020 election, 716,214 absentee ballots were requested and issued to Connecticut voters, and 665,597 were returned. Overall 2020 voter turnout in Connecticut was estimated to have been at about 71.5%. Connecticut voted decisively for Joe Biden, who won its 7 electoral votes with 59.3% of the popular vote. Connecticut has consistently voted for Democrat presidential candidates since 1997.

Connecticut has a bicameral legislature with 36 senators and 151 representatives. Democrats have held the majority in both chambers since 1992. Governor Ned Lamont (D) is eligible to seek re-election in 2022.

Election Integrity

In the wake of the 2020 elections and resulting lack of confidence in the outcome, state legislatures across the country reviewed their election laws and proposed and/or enacted certain modifications to existing law. While our country remains bitterly divided, a battle is taking place as to whether these laws suppress the vote or expand access to the ballot box. Many believe claims of voter suppression from the Left are part of a larger effort to federalize our elections. But the U.S. Constitution grants state legislatures authority to establish state election laws.

Learn more about state election law reforms and decide for yourself. Do you want bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. controlling local elections or do you want your state lawmakers to write laws that meet your state’s unique characteristics?

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseAbsence
Illness
Religious reasons
HB6002
COVID a valid excuse for absentee ballot application.
No legislative movement
AutomaticNoNo changeNo legislative movement
DeadlineThe day before election. No changeNo legislative movement
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle onlyNo changeNo legislative movement

Legislative Ratings

The American Conservative Union Foundation rates all members of the legislature to track how they vote on key legislation. A high rating reflects a more conservative voting record.

Connecticut averages a 33% rating, reflecting its more left leaning position. Visit their ratings page to learn more about individual voting and why ACU opposed or supported the legislation.

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