MetroWest: Former Marlborough councilor gets community service in voter fraud case

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[Reprinted from the MetroWest Daily News.  Original article here.]

By Kendall Hatch/Daily News staff
Posted Oct 05, 2012 @ 11:27 AM

Mark EvangelousWOBURN — A Middlesex Superior Court judge on Thursday continued without a finding for a year the case of a former Marlborough City Council candidate accused of forging the signature of a dead woman on a voting form.

Mark Evangelous, who ...

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2012 Statewide Ballot Questions

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You decide… Why Vote Yes? Why Vote No?
Question 1: Should independent mechanics have access to the same diagnostic and repair information that manufacturer’s dealers have? Car repairs will be more convenient and less expensive because no one will be forced to go to a dealership for repairs. Manufacturers already provide lots of repair information.  If they are forced to disclose proprietary information, they will have to raise prices.
Question 2: ...
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Threat of lawsuit hangs over potential City Council redistricting vote

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Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Aug. 21, 2012

A map redrawing the boundaries of City Council districts was expected to be finalized this week, as councillors were poised to vote Wednesday on a controversial measure that would shift 12 precincts in seven of the city’s nine districts.

District 2 Councillor Bill Linehan, who chairs the committee tasked with redrawing district boundaries, released a final report on Monday with the aim of gaining the approval of the full 13-member council on Aug. 22.

But the ...

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Join Young Civic Leaders

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We are currently recruiting! Join the movement.

If you are a student in the Boston area, with an interest in civic engagement and public policy, we would love to hear from you. The Young Civic Leaders program provides a carefully selected group of young people with the opportunity to impact their communities positively.

MassVOTE is a nonpartisan organization and we do not discriminate based on any protected status under state or federal law. Young Civic Leader applicants may be asked to submit to ...

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Call for Mini-grant Applications for Voter Engagement Work

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In order to increase voter participation in the 2012 elections, MassVOTE is offering mini-grants to organizations working to carry out non-partisan voter 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 to have the biggest turnout in the History of Massachusetts (surpassing 2008), please click here to download the application (Word Document).

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Good News, Bad News

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We’ve got good news and bad news.

The bad: at the end of last week, after months of delays, the leadership of the Massachusetts State Senate decided not to hold a debate on the Election Reform Bill.  Pre-registration for 16 and 17 year-olds will not become law this year.  There will be no hand-check audits of precinct results in Massachusetts this year.  City and town election administrators will still have the ...

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Take Action Archive

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Mass. Secretary of State announces Fall ballot questions

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Mass. officials announce fall ballot questions

By: Shannon Young

Published: July 11, 2012

 

BOSTON (AP) — With measures failing to be taken up in the Legislature and advocates rallying support throughout the state, Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on contentious issues such as medical marijuana come November.

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin’s office said Wednesday that three proposals have gained enough support to be placed on this year’s ballot.

Initiatives include measures to legalize medical marijuana through a regulated system ...

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Election reform package passes in the State House

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Bay State Banner – June 7, 2012

The Massachusetts State House recently passed an election modernization bill that will make it easier for people to register to vote, increase the security and integrity of the vote counting process and welcome new young voters in Massachusetts.

“This is a big victory. If this bill is passed by the Senate and signed into law by the governor, it will be the most significant ...

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