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Untangling the Tally: Barriers to Voting

March 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

EST  | Virtual

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 Chair, and Joe Goldman, Civics Teacher at E.O. Smith High School in Mansfield 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.

This program is pre-recorded.

Learn more about the Connecticut Democracy Center’s Civic Learning Week programming at ctdemocracycenter.org/civic-learning-week.

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