Please join us in a panel discussion about the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act at Emmanuel College. We hope you’ll join us. We’ll have a chance to talk about how far we’ve come and about what work is still to be done. The event is free and open to the public — bring a friend.
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The House of Representatives recently named members to the Joint Committee on Election Laws. There are a lot of new faces — do you see your State Senator or Representative’s name? In the coming week voting bills will be assigned to this committee and in the coming months these bills will have hearings. As those hearings are scheduled we’ll keep you posted. Hearings are a great opportunity ...
We the People Act
For a U.S. Constitutional Amendment and Amendments Convention
Massachusetts Legislation for 2015
The Problem: “We, the People” no longer govern
The U.S. Supreme Court, in Citizens United v. FEC and other rulings, has given corporations and other artificial entities constitutional rights that our Founders intended only for human beings. Using the Bill of Rights, wealthy individuals and corporations have persuaded the courts to overturn state and federal campaign finance laws and many ...Continue Reading →
Re-precincting the City of Boston
(Rep. Michlewitz HD.674)
Save money. Shorten lines on Election Day. Draw Fair Precinct Lines in Boston.
Every 10 years, all the cities and towns in Massachusetts draw new precinct lines. They use US Census data to make sure that every precinct has an equal number of people. Nearly every city except – Boston. For more than 50 years, Boston has not drawn new precinct lines because of an outdated special ...Continue Reading →
(Rep. Garballey HD. 646, Sen. Chang-Diaz SD. 391)
Permanent Registration ensures that eligible voters retain their right to vote while eliminating excess administrative work.
MassVOTE’s Recommended Legislation for 2015-2016
Please support these measures to modernize election laws and promote free and fair elections.
Electronic Registration Information Center
(Rep. Moran HD. 3450)
Keep voting lists up to date and target new voters through participation in the Electronic Registration Information Center.
What is the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC)?
Election Day Registration
(Rep. Fox HD. 3137, Sen. Creem SD. 1813)
Election Day Registration is an essential tool for registering all eligible citizens and attracting more individuals into the political process.