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September 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday, September 19 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Those registering to vote or checking their registration status will be offered FREE admission to Connecticut’s Old  State House.

September 19 is National Voter Registration Day! Hartford is gearing up to elect a new mayor this November. But that’s not the only choice on the ballot! Local elections never get as much attention – or as many voters – as the bigger federal races, even though local policies impact our daily lives. From urban planning and schools to housing and food access, city and town governments, voters LIKE YOU can drive important policy decisions simply by taking part in local elections. To learn more about about how the government in Hartford works and what exactly is on the ballot, join us for some festivities AND important conversations about why your vote matters:

Voter Registration
12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM

Outdoor Concert with IGuru

12 Noon – 12:45 PM

The Biggest Impact: Why We Should Care About Local Elections 
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Featured Speakers:
Tanya Rhodes Smith, Director, Nancy A Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work
Charles R. Venator-Santiago, Associate Professor Political Science, UCONN
Denise Best, Communications and Community Engagement Manager at Blue Hills Civic Association

Outdoor Concert with I Guru
2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

Ballot Break & Coffee
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join our friends from YWCA Hartford Region to learn more about what exactly will be on the November 2023 ballot and why your vote matters! 

This event is part of Connecticut’s Old State House “Go Big. VoteLocal.” Series. 

The Voter Registration Celebration is made possible with the support of a voter engagement grant from the Hartford Foundation for

On street parking is available. Parking at State House Square Garage, 55 Market Street, is just steps away from Connecticut’s Old State House and is only $5 with a validated ticket.


September 19, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Connecticut’s Old State House, 800 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA