By Christine Stuart
HARTFORD, Conn. – State officials launched a new website Tuesday that allows Connecticut residents, with a valid driver’s license, to register to vote online.
“It is all of our jobs to help make it easier for people to register to vote and increase our access to democracy,” Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said at a Capitol press conference announcing the launch of the new site.
There are an estimated 200,000 Connecticut residents with driver’s licenses who are not registered to vote, Merrill said.
The new system created by PCC Technology of Bloomfield will check the information the voter enters into the system against their signature on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The registration then gets sent to the local registrar of voters, who needs to accept it and verify it before a voter is certified to vote in a specific municipality.