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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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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 ...Continue Reading →
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Massachusetts still has a long way to go in order to assure equal voting rights for all. Avi Green discusses many areas of potential improvement in this 2012 article.
By Katie Doyle
Dec 30, 2012
Lost among the list of winners and losers in the November election was a lesser noted issue: Massachusetts, considered a progressive state in most matters, is behind the national curve when it comes to voter friendly laws and procedures.
While a majority of ...Continue Reading →