Boston Globe Editorial: High time for a tune-up Mass. election rules

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The Boston Globe

Editorial: High time for a tune-up for Mass. election rules

January 16, 2014

GOING TO the polls on Election Day has been a defining civic ritual, but voting procedures developed in an earlier era need to be updated steadily to keep up with changing times. An election bill that’s expected to come before the state Senate today has the potential to provide just such a tune-up.

As approved by the state House of Representative late last year, the bill provides for ...

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Editorials and other news in support of improving elections

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MetroWest Daily News Editorial: Improving state elections

Posted Jan. 19, 2014

The state Legislature is finally updating its laws. The House approved a fairly weak set of reforms last year. This week, the Senate approved, 37-1, a much stronger bill. Not only does the Senate version include online registration, early voting and pre-registration for teenagers, it requires post-election audits of voting equipment. This reform, in place in place in 26 other states, enhances the integrity and credibility of elections by checking after ...

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Victory in the Senate!

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Press Release – January 16, 2014

Election Modernization Coalition Applauds Passage of Comprehensive Election Modernization in Senate
House should pass and the Governor should sign the Senate bill

The Election Modernization Coalition today applauded the Massachusetts Senate for overwhelmingly passing comprehensive election modernization legislation (S1975). The final vote was 37 in favor to 1 opposed. The bill includes online voter registration, early voting, pre-registration for 16 year-olds, post-election audits of voting machines, Election Day registration, permanent voter ...

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Internship Opportunity

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Communications Intern

Website: http://massvote.org
Area of Focus: Politics, Voting, Democracy and Civic Engagement
Contact Person: Sara Brady (617) 542-8683
Location: 41 West Street Suite 700, Boston, MA (Downtown)
Scope: 10+ hours per week (Monday-Thursday between 10am-5pm), Summer, Unpaid

MassVOTE is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization working to advance electoral justice through legislative advocacy and by registering, educating and mobilizing voters and constituents, especially historically underrepresented communities in Massachusetts and people of color. We are working for a government that is accountable ...

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Connolly and Walsh discuss city’s communities of color in mayoral race debate

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The Race for City Hall
10/23/2013 | 10:38 PM
Connolly and Walsh discuss city’s communities of color in mayoral race debate
By Akilah Johnson / Globe Staff

Boston’s two candidates for mayor pledged Wednesday night that their administrations would be more representative of the city, with about half of appointees being people of color. They also promised to bring jobs to struggling neighborhoods and to move aggressively to close the achievement gap between students.

In the third face-off of their campaign, state ...

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