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Voting & Elections 04.17.2020

Common Cause and 50 organizations urge Speaker DeLeo, President Spilka, and members of the General Court to protect our elections.

Voting & Elections 04.17.2020

WAMC: Members Of Massachusetts House Delegation Push Vote-By-Mail For 2020 Election

Pam Wilmot, director of Common Cause Massachusetts, said having a vote-by-mail option would not preclude people from voting in person on Election Day. "If we prepare in advance and have 70-80 percent of our voters voting by mail there is an ability, with expanded early voting especially, to have a slighly different model of in-person voting," Wilmot said.

Voting & Elections 03.24.2020

UPDATE: Emergency funding, provisions for upcoming MA Elections

"We all have obligations to democracy, even in the middle of a public health crisis, and this emergency change will make it easier for voters to have our voices heard," says Executive Director Pam Wilmot. "But this is just a first step...We look forward to working with the General Court again, in the near future, to make changes necessary for all Massachusetts voters to participate safely in the fall elections."

Voting & Elections 03.24.2020

Voting Rights Advocates Applaud Emergency Election Legislation; Call for Additional Actions

“Yesterday's bill is a strong first step. However, there is no guarantee that the coronavirus crisis will have receded by September 1, when Massachusetts state primaries are scheduled, or even for the November elections,” the groups said. “The Election Modernization Coalition urges the Legislature to recognize that this crisis is of indeterminate length, and that we must also act quickly to ensure that the fall’s elections take place as scheduled, maximize participation, and maintain public health.

Voting & Elections 03.19.2020

Elections Advocates Call for Protecting Public Health and the Integrity of Elections in Massachusetts

The Election Modernization Coalition urges officials in Massachusetts to act quickly to adopt reforms that will protect the right to vote in the midst of a crisis of indeterminate duration where public health officials recommend that people remain in their homes as much as possible, practice social distancing, and limit gatherings to less than 10 people. 

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