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)
Are you a Super Voter of color living in the Boston area? Are you passionate about registering, educating, mobilizing, and turning out other voters of color? If so, become a participant in MassVOTE and NAACP Boston’s new non-partisan B500 Civic Engagement Initiative that will mobilize over 15,000 Black voters in Boston to participate in the November 2016 election.
Complete the form ...Continue Reading →
MassVOTE’s Civic Engagement Initiative Emerging Groups Mini-Grant
In order to increase issue and electoral participation in the second half of 2016, MassVOTE is offering mini-grants to organizations working to carry out non-partisan civic engagement work.
The mini-grants are intended to help recipient organizations build power in their communities by organizing their memberships to participate in the democratic process.
If interested in joining our efforts please click here to download the application. Applications are due by end of day on Friday, July 1st.
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BOSTON (AP) — The upcoming November election will be the first in which early voting will be available to Massachusetts residents.
With that in mind, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Friday that the city will open nine early voting sites, one in each of the city council districts.
Under a 2014 state law, Massachusetts is joining more than 30 other states that offer early voting during a designated period before Election Day.
The fall period will run from Oct. 24 to Nov. 4, ...Continue Reading →
Renée Loth’s “Prepare for voter whiplash” (Opinion, May 9) details the scourge of new laws in nearly 20 states that appear to be designed to disenfranchise many student, minority, and elderly would-be voters in November. Thankfully, Massachusetts is not one of these states.
In fact, we will be a national leader in voter modernization as the result of a law that goes into effect this year, which was supported by MassVOTE and signed by then-governor Deval Patrick. The Bay State will ...Continue Reading →
Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have both complained that voting and delegate selection rules in the various primary states are “rigged” or “corrupt” because they favor establishment candidates who know how to play by the complex rules. The two men are right in one regard: America operates under a crazy quilt of voting requirements, with each state making its own ...Continue Reading →
Title: Democracy for Non-Profit Coordinator
Area of Focus: Voting, Democracy and Civic Engagement
Contact Person: Cheryl Clyburn Crawford (617) 542-8683
Location: 41 West Street Suite 700, Boston, MA (Downtown)
Scope: Full-time, exempt position with benefits. 40 hours/week must be available for occasional evening and weekend hours, specifically during election cycle.
Overview of Organization: MassVOTE is a statewide non-partisan, nonprofit organization working to advance electoral justice through legislative advocacy, programming ...Continue Reading →