MassVOTE’s Round-Up!

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January 2015

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With the Legislature back in session this month MassVOTE was pushing for improved election laws once again. For MassVOTE much of this year and next will be focused on the successful implementation of major reforms passed last session — online voter registration, early voting, pre-registration for teens, and post-election audits of voting machines – but that doesn’t mean we stop our push for even more ...

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National Voter Registration Day 9/23/14 – Sign Up!

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In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. In 2014, we want to make sure no one is left out.

On September 23, 2014, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities–allowing us to reach tens of thousands ...

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Election reform legislation modernizes Massachusetts’ voting

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Martin Desmarais | 5/28/2014

With the signature of Gov. Deval Patrick, a new Massachusetts election reform bill became law last week and has advocates heralding the legislation as making the state a leader in voting modernization.

Pro-voter advocates entered this legislative season with a laundry list of changes and state legislators have delivered some of the major ones — and in particular some of the reform that had previously put Massachusetts way behind more conservative states.

Signed by Gov. Patrick on May 22, ...

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MassVOTE congratulates Governor on signing election bill into law

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May 22, 2014

Following the House and Senate passage of the final election reform bill last week the Governor signed the legislation into law today.  The legislation includes early voting, online voter registration, post-election audits of voting machines, and pre-registration for 16 and 17 year-olds.

“We congratulate the Governor on signing the election modernization bill into law.  This is a great day for voting rights in the Commonwealth” said Cheryl Clyburn Crawford, Executive Director of MassVOTE.

Massachusetts is set ...

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