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Voting & Elections 05.20.2020

WBUR: Vote-By-Mail Forces In Mass. Grow Anxious About Timeline, Renew Push For Action On Beacon Hill

"Election officials need to prepare for the fall, and they need to do it as soon as possible," said Common Cause Massachusetts Executive Director Pam Wilmot during a virtual press conference alongside about a dozen groups. "We'll see what the Legislature decides, but time is absolutely of the essence and it needs to go now."

Voting & Elections 05.14.2020

MASSLIVE: Massachusetts officials want more voting options during coronavirus pandemic, but can’t agree on execution

“Regardless of what we do, we’re going to see an increase of absentee balloting from the current rate of 3 to 5 percent to 70, 60, 80, 90 percent,” said Pam Wilmot, executive director of Common Cause Massachusetts, which supports universal vote-by-mail. “When you add on the request process, it’s astronomical.”

Voting & Elections 05.7.2020

Commonwealth Magazine: Galvin lays out plan for mail-in voting by request

“The baseline is the same in the sense that I think all involved…want to ensure that everyone who wants to cast an absentee ballot in the fall are not blocked from doing so by our absentee laws,” said Pam Wilmot, executive director of Common Cause Massachusetts.

Voting & Elections 05.6.2020

New England Public Radio: Timetable Putting Rush On Vote-By-Mail Reforms In Massachusetts

"A range of advocacy groups including Common Cause Massachusetts, the League of Women Voters and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts backed the Lawn and Moran bill."

Voting & Elections 04.27.2020

Election advocacy groups such as MassVOTE and Common Cause are promoting the idea in hopes of modernizing the voting process and encouraging participation.

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.

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