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Voting & Elections 11.7.2022

Common Cause Massachusetts Reminds Voters “Election Day is not Results Day”

As voters head to the polls, Common Cause Massachusetts is reminding voters that it may take more than one day for election officials to finalize results, especially with an increase in the number of ballots cast by mail.

Voting & Elections 11.4.2022

Voter Hotline to Answer Election Day Questions

The Massachusetts Election Protection Coalition today announced its nonpartisan reporting program for voters who encounter any problems when they vote.

Voting & Elections 10.18.2022

Early Voting in the 2022 Midterm Election Begins This Saturday, Oct. 22

“In a strong and healthy democracy, every voter’s voice is heard, and every voice counts equally,” said Geoff Foster, Common Cause Massachusetts executive director.

Voting & Elections 07.11.2022

Supreme Judicial Court Reaches Decision in Lyons v Secretary of State

The decision denies the plaintiffs' request to block the Secretary from putting the VOTES act into effect. A full opinion explaining the court's reasoning will follow. 

Voting & Elections 06.22.2022

Governor Baker Signs the VOTES ACT into law

The bill is the largest expansion of voting access in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in years. 

Voting & Elections 06.16.2022

VOTES Act Heads to Governor’s Desk

The bill is the largest expansion of voting access in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in years. It makes permanent a number of emergency changes to Massachusetts’ election laws made in 2020 to deal with the pandemic, including allowing voters to vote by mail without an excuse and expanding early voting options.

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