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Voting & Elections 01.27.2022

Massachusetts House to Vote on VOTES Act TODAY

The Election Modernization Coalition urges House members to restore Same Day Registration. When the bill was first filed, it included Same Day voter registration; and 84 Representatives, the majority of House members, signed on as cosponsors.

Voting & Elections 01.26.2022

Election Modernization Coalition Statement on Same-Day Registration

The bill that’s coming to the floor only got to the red zone, because a key provision – Same-Day Voter Registration – was dropped in Committee. To score a touchdown for the people of the Commonwealth, legislators need to support an amendment that puts same day registration back into the bill.

Voting & Elections 01.20.2022

Following Defeat of Federal Voting Bill in U.S. Senate, Election Modernization Coalition Urges Massachusetts Legislature to pass VOTES Act

The Massachusetts Legislature must now move quickly to pass the VOTES Act (S.2554), which includes same-day voter registration and other voting reforms for our state.

Common Cause Announces Cambridge, MA Artist as Winner in 2021 “My Voice, My Art, Our Cause” Artivism Contest

The competition, designed by the Common Cause Student Action Alliance, invited youth ages 14-28 to raise their voices on any set of nine democracy issues, including access to voting, campaign finance reform, fighting against gerrymandering, and more.

Voting & Elections 11.19.2021

Same Day Voter Registration is the most popular election reform proposal in Massachusetts

The Election Modernization Coalition applaud the finding of a UMass Amherst poll released today showing that 65% of registered voters in Massachusetts support Same Day Voter Registration.

TODAY: Committee on Redistricting to Hold Hearing on Draft Congressional Maps

The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting will provide the first opportunity for the public to weigh in on draft congressional maps at a virtual hearing this morning at 11:00 a.m. The public will be invited to provide public comment, during which Common Cause Massachusetts will advocate for amending the proposed boundaries for Congressional district nine to include both Fall River and New Bedford.

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