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Voting & Elections 07.7.2020

WickedLocal Franklin: Beacon Hill Roll Call regular weekly report

“The Massachusetts Legislature just adopted a critical election reform package that will help ensure that no citizen has to choose between their health and their right to vote,” said Pam Wilmot, Executive Director of Common Cause which has fought hard for the bill. “The bill embodies best practices from across the country and will help our election system cope with the unprecedented threat of COVID-19.”

Voting & Elections 07.7.2020

NBC10 Boston: What to Know About the New Voting Options in Mass.

Pam Wilmot of Common Cause Massachusetts, which advocates for expanded voting access, said of the new regulations, “There’s a lot of steps both for voters and for clerks.”

Voting & Elections 06.17.2020

The Berkshire Eagle: Priority in Mass. vote-by-mail bill: Improving the mail itself

Common Cause Massachusetts Executive Director Pam Wilmot said that while she believes mailing ballots to all would be the "most efficient system," she recognizes the barriers to setting it up in time this year. "We've heretofore done very little voting by mail, and the sort of transition to a full mail system is something that typically takes many, many years," she said. "We certainly are pushing for this reform in many places, but politics is the art of the possible."

Voting & Elections 06.16.2020

The Daily News: Mass. Senate set to expand on voting by mail

"With those changes, this bill will ensure that Bay Staters -- who may otherwise have been prevented from casting a ballot by the coronavirus pandemic -- can exercise their fundamental right to participate in our democracy," said Pam Wilmot, executive director of Common Cause Massachusetts.

Voting & Elections 06.16.2020

Masslive: Massachusetts Senate passes bill to expand voting options for 2020 elections in light of coronavirus

Prior to Tuesday’s session, Common Cause Massachusetts and more than 80 organizations, including ACLU and MassPIRG, threw their support behind three amendments filed by Sens. Jo Comerford, Adam Hinds, and Eric Lesser dealing with an online portal to request ballots, postmarking ballots to ensure they are properly counted, and extending the deadline to request mail-in or absentee ballots to the Friday before Election Day. All three were adopted during Tuesday’s session.

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