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Voting & Elections 06.28.2018

WBUR: Automatic Voter Registration Bill Clears Mass. House 130-20

"We're thrilled. It was a great vote – bipartisan vote," Common Cause of Massachusetts Executive Director Pam Wilmot said. "This bill will make elections more accurate, more secure and more participatory. It involves more people in politics and being able to hold their government accountable, and that's a win for everyone."

Voting & Elections 06.27.2018

The Boston Globe: Automatic voter registration may be coming to Mass. — and bringing 500,000 new voters with it

“Automatic voter registration is the next step in voting rights,” said Pam Wilmot, executive director of Common Cause Massachusetts. “It will increase voter participation while at the same time making the process is more accurate and secure. That’s a win-win-win for everyone, regardless of your political background.”

Voting & Elections 06.19.2018

Coalition: Pass auto-registration bill

"Worried that an issue that has majority support in both legislative chambers could be left on the cutting-room floor when formal sessions end, a coalition of 42 organizations has asked House Speaker Robert DeLeo to move an automatic voter registration bill to the floor."

Voting & Elections 05.3.2018

MassLive: Automatic voter registration in Massachusetts? Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson lobbies state Republicans to say yes

"Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson is in Massachusetts this week, lobbying the state's Republicans to back an automatic voter registration bill."

Voting & Elections 03.7.2018

Former Oregon official touts automatic voter registration to Massachusetts lawmakers

"Ten states have passed automatic voter registration laws, including Oregon. After implementing the system, Oregon to added over 230,000 new voters to the rolls within six months and had more than 97,000 new voters participate in the 2016 election. Massachusetts advocates hope to implement the system here and give more people a voice in government."

Voting & Elections 03.5.2018

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to consider voter registration, campaign finance cases

"The Supreme Judicial Court will consider a challenge to a Massachusetts law that requires voters to register at least 20 days before an election. It will also consider a separate case challenging a campaign finance law that prohibits businesses from making political contributions."

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