NEW BRITAIN – It is National Voters Registration Day and the League of Women Voters New Britain will be helping new voters to register.
From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the New Britain Public Library and baring inclement weather, the League of Women Voters New Britain will help with nonpartisan registration of new voters.
In addition to new voters, those with a change of address may require new registration. League members said to bring valid identification and join them at their tent in the parking lot.
“Exercise your most basic American right, voting and register Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020,” said Patricia Passehl Mag, a league member.
According to United Way, National Voter Registration Day is a day dedicated to raising awareness of voter registration opportunities with the goal of encouraging as many eligible voters as possible to register.
Every year, millions of eligible voters are unable to cast a ballot because of a missed registration deadline, according to the organization. In the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, over 34 million potential voters reported being unable to vote because they were not registered.
In Connecticut, registering to vote is easy and can be done online in just minutes, said United Way.
Visit www.voterregistration.ct.gov to: register to vote in Connecticut, change your name and/or address on your current registration record, enroll in a political party or change party enrollment.
Mark Bernacki, New Britain Town Clerk, urges residents who are not registered yet to register early.
“Do not wait until the last minute,” he said. “It is very easy to register. You can do it online or come to City Hall. It’s important to exercise your civic responsibility and make sure your voice is heard.”