Chelsea Collaborative v. Galvin Amicus Brief
Currently, to cast a ballot in Massachusetts, citizens must register to vote at least 20 days before an election.
This arbitrary restriction can be a deterrent that keeps thousands of otherwise qualified Bay State residents from having their voices heard in our democracy. Last year, ACLU Massachusetts brought this issue to court, claiming that the law erects an unfair barrier for potential voters, and the Suffolk Superior Court found the restriction unconstitutional. The case is being appealed, and Common Cause has signed onto this amicus brief stating the importance of expanded voter rights and Election Day Registration.