If there is an issue that you think should become a law, you don’t have to wait until your state legislature agrees with you. You can let the voters decide by filing a ballot initiative. Your direct action can qualify your measure to be on the ballot in the next statewide election.
Last updated on: December 20, 2020
State Level Ballot Initiative Process
Under the Connecticut Constitution, there is no allowance for statutory ballot initiatives or constitutional amendment initiatives in the state.
Local Initiative Process
In Connecticut, there are certain cities that allow for the initiative process at the local level. However, your local government determines the process for a local initiative. Therefore, it varies by city. Finally, check with your local government to determine specific allowances by the city.