Voter Registration Drive

January 30, 2018

In New Britain, we have been working hard to support in any way we can families that have chosen our city as their own during the difficult time after the hurricane. Now, we must double up our efforts to make sure they register, vote and engage in our process. Puerto Ricans voting turnout on the island is almost 100% - I am hoping that the "compatriotas" that moved here will follow that same pattern!

The Secretary of the State’s office will facilitate the voter registration drive by working with legislators, local governments, and community groups active in helping newly-arrived Puerto Rican families in Connecticut, identifying and registering eligible voters, and training community organizers to register voters as they provide services to affected families.

Our fellow U.S. Citizens from Puerto Rico are still waiting for the federal government to come through for them. I am proud to live in such an open and compassionate state as Connecticut. This voting registration drive sends a message to those displaced by Maria – You are welcome here.