At the Hartford Public Library, where polling booths await voters, Tuesday is not just Election Day.
“Wipe Out Your Fines Day” will also be in full swing.
People with “I Voted” stickers can walk into the Main Street library or any of the city’s public library branches and get their overdue library fines forgiven for casting a ballot. Children and teenagers with fines can also receive amnesty if they fill out a civics questionnaire.
From the Official News Release (PDF):
“Voting is one of our most significant rights as Americans. We want to encourage people to vote by offering this special incentive,” said Matt Poland, the Library’s chief executive officer.