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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 06.16.2022

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 04.13.2022

Common Cause Massachusetts Celebrates the Appeals Court decision in Moran v. Commonwealth

“We hope that this decision marks the end of the partisan-led effort to overturn the 2020 election results. Massachusetts voters deserve to have confidence that our election choices will be honored – even by losing candidates. We appreciate that the Appeals Court has upheld the lower court’s decision.” 

Voting & Elections 01.27.2022

Massachusetts House Sends VOTES Act to Conference Committee

The House of Representatives made progress on much needed reforms in the VOTES Act, like vote by mail, expanded early voting, and jail-based voting which will make our democracy stronger.

Voting & Elections 01.20.2022

Following Defeat of Federal Voting Bill in U.S. Senate, Election Modernization Coalition Urges Massachusetts Legislature to pass VOTES Act

The Massachusetts Legislature must now move quickly to pass the VOTES Act (S.2554), which includes same-day voter registration and other voting reforms for our state.

03.16.2021

Advocates Thank Legislature, Governor for Extending Election Reforms

We, the Election Modernization Coalition, thank members of the Legislature for passing, and Governor Baker for signing, a bipartisan bill to extend fall elections reforms through June. Making reforms that have worked for voters permanent is a clear next step to build a more inclusive, accessible, and secure democracy, and we are deeply grateful for support from House and Senate leadership. 

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