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Voting & Elections 04.24.2020

NBC10 Boston: Mass. Secretary of State Has a Vote-by-Mail Plan for the General Election

The most effective and efficient way to vote during the pandemic is for every voting-eligible resident to receive a ballot in the mail, Pam Wilmot of Common Cause said.

Voting & Elections 04.23.2020

WGBH News: In the COVID-19 Era, How Will Massachusetts Vote?

Pam Wilmot, Common Cause MA’s executive director, agrees that the state should mail every voter a ballot, and make physical polling places as safe as possible. In addition, she says, the state’s approach to voter registration needs to be revisited.

Voting & Elections 01.29.2020

WGBH: Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Could Boost Turnout In Mass. By 100,000, Advocates Say

Supporters of a bill enabling people to register to vote as they cast their ballots are mounting another push for the long-sought reform as a key legislative deadline approaches and another election season unfolds in Massachusetts.

Voting & Elections 01.29.2020

Politico: Western Mass SHAKE-Up — House to vote on PRESSLEY bill — Step inside the UMASS club

But the bills face a looming Feb. 5 deadline — known as Joint Rule 10 — to report them favorably out of legislative committees to be considered in the current two-year session. Pam Wilmot, executive director of Common Cause Massachusetts, one of the groups pushing for the changes, said lawmakers are running out of time.”

Voting & Elections 01.29.2020

Gloucester Daily Times: Voter Groups Press for Same-Day Registration

"Election Day registration will help protect the fundamental right of every American to have their vote counted," Wilmot told a gathering of volunteers who visited the Statehouse on Tuesday to lobby for the bills. "It's a fail-safe to allow eligible voters to cast their ballots. It has been working well for 40 years across the country."

Voting & Elections 01.29.2020

95.9FM WATD: Coalition Pushing for Voting Rights Reform at State House

Assistant Director at Common Cause Massachusetts, Kristina Mensik, says currently voters must comply with a 20-day cutoff for voter registration which deprives residents of their right to vote each election cycle.

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