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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Internship Opportunity

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Communications Intern

Area of Focus: Politics, Voting, Democracy and Civic Engagement
Contact Person: Sara Brady (617) 542-8683
Location: 41 West Street Suite 700, Boston, MA (Downtown)
Scope: 10+ hours per week (Monday-Thursday between 10am-5pm), Summer, Unpaid

MassVOTE is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization working to advance electoral justice through legislative advocacy and by registering, educating and mobilizing voters and constituents, especially historically underrepresented communities in Massachusetts and people of color. We are working for a government that is accountable ...

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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.


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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