Excerpt from May 17, 2016 press release from the Connecticut Secretary of State's office:
"Secretary of the State Denise W. Merrill and the Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Michael Bzdyra announced today a first-of-its-kind plan to develop a streamlined motor-voter system that will automatically register to vote those eligible citizens who go to DMV for license or state-issued identification card services. The two agencies also plan a number of other important activities in DMV offices to improve the voter-registration process, which will modernize the state’s execution of the federal ‘motor-voter’ act.
Connecticut will be the first state in the nation to introduce automatic voter registration through this type of agreement. Both Secretary Merrill and DMV Commissioner Michael Bzdyra hailed all the changes as strong, collaborative action to help eligible residents exercise their right to vote"