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Common Cause Releases 2022 “Democracy Scorecard” Showing Growing Support in Congress for Democracy Reform

“Our democracy is strongest when constituents are informed about the job our elected leaders are doing in Washington,” said Geoff Foster, Common Cause Massachusetts Executive Director.

Voting & Elections 07.11.2022

Supreme Judicial Court Reaches Decision in Lyons v Secretary of State

The decision denies the plaintiffs' request to block the Secretary from putting the VOTES act into effect. A full opinion explaining the court's reasoning will follow. 

Voting & Elections 06.22.2022

Governor Baker Signs the VOTES ACT into law

The bill is the largest expansion of voting access in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in years. 

Voting & Elections 06.16.2022

VOTES Act Heads to Governor’s Desk

The bill is the largest expansion of voting access in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in years. It makes permanent a number of emergency changes to Massachusetts’ election laws made in 2020 to deal with the pandemic, including allowing voters to vote by mail without an excuse and expanding early voting options.

Voting & Elections 06.8.2022

VOTES Act Released from Conference Committee

The Massachusetts VOTES Act Conference Committee today released its version of the comprehensive election reform bill, which will now head to the House and Senate for final procedural votes before being sent to Governor Baker’s desk.

Voting & Elections 04.27.2022

Thousands of Massachusetts Voters’ Ballots Weren’t Counted

Most, if not all, of these voters could have cast regular ballots if Election Day Registration was the law in Massachusetts. With Election Day Registration, voters who encounter a problem with their registration at the polls can register on the spot and then cast a vote.

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