The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County announced today that it supports Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s decision not to release Connecticut voters’ information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

In her July 2 letter to Kris Kobach, the Commission’s vice chair, Secretary Merrill said that complying with the Commission’s request to release voting information, including personally identifiable information about voters, “is not in the best interest of Connecticut residents.”

On July 6, the League of Women Voters of Connecticut (LWVCT) sent a letter commending Secretary Merrill for her response to Mr. Kobach, stating “The League stands by our long history of protecting voters by opposing the release of voting information.”

The LWV is actively involved in preserving the sanctity of the vote. LWV supports passage of the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017, continued existence of the Election Assistance Commission, restoration of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, and federal funding for replacement of outdated election equipment. LWV opposes partisan redistricting in the drawing of legislative districts.  “During our Annual Meeting in June, we decided to further look into redistricting in anticipation of the upcoming census and the potential of the boundaries being redrawn”, said Kerry Mayers, President, League of Women Voters of Litchfield County.

The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County is a grassroots, nonpartisan political organization of women and men.

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