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Untangling the Tally: Barriers to Voting

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Free
Connecticut’s Old State House, 800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06106


Untangling the Tally: Take a deep dive into how modern elections work and the various ways citizens engage with this core system of democracy. This series aims to untangle the logistics of elections, the role of technology and news coverage during elections, and the challenges faced by electors today to help build trust in their ability to participate in our government with confidence.

Elections have changed through the decades, but one thing has always remained the same: voting is not easy for everyone. For many eligible voters, it is actually near impossible. Issues of accessibility, convenience, transportation, time constraints, and a slew of other complications have always plagued Election Day. And the reasons so many citizens can’t make it to the polls, or choose not to go at all, go beyond just physical barriers.

Join our panel of experts: Yanidsi Vélez, Hispanic Federation CT State Director; Steven Hernandez, Executive Director of the General Assembly’s Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, Equity and Opportunity; and Doris Maldonado, CT Council on Developmental Disabilities Vice Chair, as they discuss the barriers that many citizens face to have their votes counted on Election Day. Moderated by Val Ramos, Director of Strategic Alliances at Everyday Democracy.

Speakers:

Val Ramos, Everyday Democracy, moderator

Yanidsi Vélez, CT State Director, Hispanic Federation

Steven Hernandez, Executive Director GA’s Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, Equity and Opportunity

Doris Maldonado, Vice Chair, CT Council on Developmental Disabilities

For more information: https://ctdemocracycenter.org/tally/

Please register here: https://bit.ly/UntanglingTheTally2022

Details

Date:
October 27
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://ctdemocracycenter.org/tally/

Organizer

The Connecticut Democracy Center
Phone:
860-246-1553
Email:
lisa.natcharian@ctdemocracycenter.org
Website:
https://ctdemocracycenter.org/

Venue

Connecticut’s Old State House
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06106
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Phone:
8605226766
Website:
https://wp.cga.ct.gov/osh

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