Connecticut citizens currently have no statewide Initiative & Referendum rights.

The following groups are currently working toward expanding initiative and referendum rights in Connecticut:

Connecticut Citizens for Ballot Initiative


See the results of a poll on support for statewide initiative & referendum here.

Grade: D

Click here to view Connecticut’s individual report in Of the People, By the People, For the People: A 2010 Report Card on Statewide Voter Initiative Rights.

Citizen State Coordinator

For more information about how to get involved in protecting and expanding Connecticut’s initiative process, contact the Citizens in Charge Foundation Connecticut Citizen State Coordinator:

John J. Woodcock, III

Chairman of Connecticut Citizens for Ballot Initiative

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State Balloting Process

How to bring the ballot initiative process to Connecticut


Direct democracy advocates in the Progressive era failed to win
initiative and referendum rights at either the state or local levels, except in
the city of Bristol. However, citizens in many of the state’s small towns still
enjoy the right to enact ordinances by popular vote in their town

Ballot Qualifications & Schedule

There is currently no statewide initiative or referendum in Connecticut. Join Citizens in Charge Foundation and volunteer to help organize your state.