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Voting & Elections 11.19.2021

Same Day Voter Registration is the most popular election reform proposal in Massachusetts

The Election Modernization Coalition applaud the finding of a UMass Amherst poll released today showing that 65% of registered voters in Massachusetts support Same Day Voter Registration.

Voting & Elections 10.6.2021

Massachusetts Senate Passes the VOTES Act Overwhelmingly

The VOTES Act is strongly supported by the Massachusetts Election Modernization Coalition, an umbrella group working to modernize the Commonwealth’s election laws. More than 100 grassroots organizations across the Bay State have endorsed the legislation.

Voting & Elections 07.20.2021

Voting Rights Advocates Applaud Progress on Comprehensive Voting Bill

On Monday, the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Elections Laws sent the VOTES Act to the Senate Ways and Means Committee, the first step in bringing the comprehensive voting bill up for a vote.

Voting & Elections 05.19.2021

Marquee Voting Reform Law Gets Public Hearing

Experts, advocates, and community organizers testify in support of the VOTES Act to improve Massachusetts elections. The bill has strong momentum with over 100 cosponsors in the state legislature. 

Voting & Elections 05.11.2021

VOTES Act Virtual Lobby Day Draws Hundreds

Advocates on the call had pre-arranged Zoom calls and phone calls with their representatives and senators while others did phone-banking in break-out groups. The message was clear: the VOTES Act needs a swift public hearing and passage to guarantee access, equity, and security for the fall elections.

Voting & Elections 04.6.2021

Legislative Briefing Informs Lawmakers of VOTES Act Benefits

Advocates and legislators pointed out that the VOTES Act, if passed, would not only make the previous temporary changes permanent, it would strengthen Massachusetts’ elections system in other ways. 

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