MassVOTE Timeline

2017
April 13

Convened Election Modernization Coalition of 45 community organizations.

2016
September 6

2016 – Successful implementation of Early Voting and Pre-registration EV

2015
April 6

2015 – Implementation of online voter registration

2014
October 23

The Bilingual Ballot Bill

The Bilingual Ballot Bill for Boston, signed into law, ensuring for Chinese and Vietnamese speaking citizens.
June 16

MassVOTE partners with The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights

MassVOTE partners with The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights in hosting the National Commission on Voting Rights New England hearing to discuss Boston’s voting challenges.
March 6

Election Reform Bill signed into law

Election Reform Bill signed into law, bringing online voter registration, audits post-election of voting machines, pre-registration of 16 and 17-year-olds, and early voting to Massachusetts.
January 14

The SuperPAC Disclosure Bill

The SuperPAC Disclosure Bill becomes law, requiring SuperPACs to disclose their donors in a timely manner so voters know what interests are behind their spending.
2013
November 10

Organized a Lobby Day.

Organized a Lobby Day at the State House with more than 100 participants speaking directly to their elected officials.
August 23

MassVOTE hosts six community forums

MassVOTE hosts six community forums for the U.S. Senate, Mayor of Boston, and City Council seats.
June 5

Amendment to the Constitution to overturn the Citizens United decision.

Successfully saw both Massachusetts Senators Warren and Markey sign on as co-sponsors to a bill proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to overturn the Citizens United decision.