Voting

Charles Lane / WSHU

In the town of Islip, New York, voting is done at-large, which means there aren't any districts. The whole town, which is primarily white, votes for all the elected officials together, making it difficult for Latino voters to get representation in city government. So, they're suing.

Alexander F. Yuan / AP

In Connecticut, legislation is advancing to the Senate that adds the state to a group of states wanting to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote.

Alexander F. Yuan / AP

The Connecticut House of Representatives has approved a resolution to amend the State’s Constitution to allow for a system of early voting. The resolution passed on Thursday by a vote of 81-65 today.

Jessica Hill / AP

An effort is underway in Connecticut to get people who were displaced by Hurricane Maria registered to vote. About 4,000 people from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have relocated to the State after the hurricane, and Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is working with a coalition of groups to get them all registered.

Richard Drew / AP

Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill wants to make some information in the state’s electronic voter database harder for the public to access, information like full birth dates and addresses.

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