MassVOTE’s Top 10 Tips for Voters

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For many reasons, including a wave of new voter registrations, state ballot measures and a high profile presidential race, MassVOTE projects record-breaking voter turnout in Massachusetts.  1 in 4 voters will be either a new voter or a person who hasn’t voted since 2008.  Here’s how to make sure your vote counts.  (Download the print version)

1.  Know where to go.  You may be voting in a different place from previous years.  Go to ...
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Hooray for Record Turnout… Boo for Record Lines.

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On November 6, Massachusetts broke the 2008 record. So far, including absentee ballots, at least 3,128,134 votes were cast. That’s about 25,000 more votes than 2008, when 3,102,995 ballots were cast.

Cities and towns in Massachusetts are still finishing their final tallies. Overseas and military votes that arrived late are still being processed, and provisional ballots from Election Day are being judged individually to determine whether or not they should be counted. The total number will go up.

MassVOTE was hoping for ...

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Analysis 3.3: Why Massachusetts Will Break 2008’s Voter Turnout Record

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Analysis 3.3: Why Massachusetts Will Break 2008’s Voter Turnout Record

by Avi Green

MassVOTE

In 2008, Massachusetts set an all-time voter turnout record.  3.1 million people cast ballots.   There has been substantial discussion about whether or not 2012 turnout will reach 2008 levels.  With Election Day less than a week away, several data points indicate that 2012 turnout will actually substantially exceed 2008.

MassVOTE predicts that approximately 3.3 million people will come out ...

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Fall Newsletter

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MassVOTE has distributed about $250,000 to community groups to Get Out the Vote so far this year, and they’ve contacted tens of thousands of people. But that’s not all. Read MassVOTE ‘s Fall 2012 newsletter as a downloadable PDF to see all you’ve made possible. Then please make a contribution to help with the final push.

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Join Young Civic Leaders

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We are currently recruiting! Join the movement.

If you are a student in the Boston area, with an interest in civic engagement and public policy, we would love to hear from you. The Young Civic Leaders program provides a carefully selected group of young people with the opportunity to impact their communities positively.

MassVOTE is a nonpartisan organization and we do not discriminate based on any protected status under state or federal law. Young Civic Leader applicants may be asked to submit to ...

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Celebrate MassVOTE’s Champions of Democracy — Sept. 12, 2012

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This November’s Senate race in Massachusetts is one of the most important in the nation – and the rest of the ballot will feature crucial decisions at every level.  Do you want a huge turnout this fall? 

On Wednesday, September 12, from 6pm to 8pm, MassVOTE’s Champions of Democracy Celebration will be the largest event of the fall to raise funds for nonpartisan Get-Out-The-Vote efforts for the critical 2012 elections.

Sponsor or RVSP today. 

In this Olympic year, MassVOTE will honor two ...

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Thank you!

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Thank you!  We are very grateful for your tax-deductible donation to support MassVOTE.

Without people like you, there would be no MassVOTE.

Because of you, MassVOTE is leading the fight for reforms to make government work for regular people like you and me.

Because of you, MassVOTE is working for a Massachusetts where everyone gets educated about the issues, is registered to vote at their current address, and comes out to the polls in every election.

As a MassVOTE donor-member, you are part of ...

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