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There are many ways to increase your political power.  Political power is gained when you get involved in your community, when you connect with your elected officials, when you register to vote, when you get out and vote and when you run for office.

Ways to Increase Your Political Power!

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Find Elected Officials

All residents of New Haven and Hamden are represented by a Mayor, an Alder or Legislative Council Member, a State Representative, a State Senator, a US Representative and two US Senators.

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In Your Community

Join a Community Management Team or Neighborhood Association.


Register to Vote

Connecticut offers online voter registration. You can register by mail to vote in Connecticut by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office.


Get Out to Vote

Exercise your right to vote.  Communities with high voter turnout get increased attention from their elected officials.


Volunteer to Serve

City and State government depends upon the involvement of residents who serve in volunteer capacities on local and state boards and commissions. 


Run For Office

You might be the best person to represent your community.  Consider running for office. 

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