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Voting & Elections 10.23.2020

Advocates Applaud Steps Taken to Ensure Ballot Access for Eligible Incarcerated Voters; Say Steps Taken This Week Alone Highlight Need for Reform

Massachusetts needs a statewide system to ensure that all eligible incarcerated voters are able to cast a ballot and have that ballot counted.

10.22.2020

Coalition Urges Voters to Register before Saturday Deadline

Voting & Elections 10.9.2020

Statewide Advocacy Coalition Urges Sheriff Koutoujian to Protect Ballot Access Statewide; Supports Effort by Legislators

Voting & Elections 10.7.2020

Statewide Coalition Applauds Swift Action from Secretary of Commonwealth on Protecting Ballot Access for Incarcerated Citizens

The Election Protection Behind Bars Coalition commended Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin today for issuing guidance to elections officials on ballot access for incarcerated voters.

Voting & Elections 09.30.2020

54 Organizations urge Massachusetts Secretary of State to Ensure ALL Eligible Voters Can Cast Ballots

Over 50 organizations urged Secretary of State William Galvin to protect the right to vote for eligible voters who are incarcerated in Massachusetts. Their letter describes a system of de-facto disenfranchisement in which eligible voters are functionally barred from participating in elections. “That these citizens have access to the ballot is a fundamental democracy issue,” the letter states. “The right to vote maintained on paper must not be denied in practice to thousands of citizens.”

Voting & Elections 09.23.2020

Advocates Applaud Online Ballot Application Portal

For the first time in Massachusetts history, registered voters can apply for a mail ballot online through the Secretary of Commonwealth’s website.  

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