MassVOTE congratulates Governor on signing election bill into law

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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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Press Release: President’s Commission on Election Administration highlights need for election modernization legislation in Massachusetts

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President’s Commission on Election Administration highlights need for election modernization legislation in Massachusetts
Conference Committee should adopt recommended reforms and more

State legislators should make enacting the recommendations of the President’s Commission on Election Administration a top priority, along with other elections reforms passed by the Massachusetts Senate, the Election Modernization Coalition of Massachusetts said today.

After witnessing outrageously long lines in 2012 at hundreds of polling places across the country, including some in Massachusetts, President Obama convened a Commission ...

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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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Boston Mayoral and City Council Candidates Voter Info

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Check out voter guides, interviews, candidate websites, and other information on the Boston candidates.

Mayor

Official Candidate Websites:  John Connolly and Marty Walsh

MassVOTE’s Civic Engagement Initiative and the MA Voter Table’s Mayoral Voter Guide

Boston Globe – On the Issues, click on candidate photos for Q & A

Boston Magazine’s Q&A: Marty Walsh & John Connolly

MassVOTE and partners Mayoral Forum (Video)

Televised Mayoral Debates:  One, Two, Three

***Materials below compiled before the preliminary election — John Connolly and ...

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Boston Globe Lab Debates

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Here is a full video from the Boston Globe’s lab debates with Marty Walsh, Mike Ross and Rob Consalvo.

Boston Mayoral Forum

 

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