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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.

Voting & Elections 04.19.2022

Business Groups Endorse Election Day Voter Registration

The Alliance for Business Leadership, Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, Microsoft, Salesforce, Foundation for Business Equity, Emblem Strategic, and MA Association of Community Development Corporations endorse Election Day Voter Registration.

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.” 

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