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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.

Voting & Elections 04.23.2020

WGBH News: In the COVID-19 Era, How Will Massachusetts Vote?

Pam Wilmot, Common Cause MA’s executive director, agrees that the state should mail every voter a ballot, and make physical polling places as safe as possible. In addition, she says, the state’s approach to voter registration needs to be revisited.

Voting & Elections 04.17.2020

WAMC: Members Of Massachusetts House Delegation Push Vote-By-Mail For 2020 Election

Pam Wilmot, director of Common Cause Massachusetts, said having a vote-by-mail option would not preclude people from voting in person on Election Day. "If we prepare in advance and have 70-80 percent of our voters voting by mail there is an ability, with expanded early voting especially, to have a slighly different model of in-person voting," Wilmot said.

Voting & Elections 03.24.2020

Lowell Sun: Muni-Elections Bill Signed, Coalition Calls it “First Step”

Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation allowing cities and towns to postpone municipal elections scheduled for this spring because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there are already calls for Beacon Hill to consider additional steps.

Voting & Elections 03.24.2020

Wicked Local Norwood: Massachusetts allows delay of local elections

"Yesterday’s bill is a strong first step. However, there is no guarantee that the coronavirus crisis will have receded by September 1, when Massachusetts state primaries are scheduled, or even for the November elections,” a press release attributed to seven voting rights groups read.“

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