Saturday, March 24, 2018

“expand access to the ballot by removing unnecessary obstacles to registration”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"With the next presidential primary less than two years away, the state’s top elections official is calling on lawmakers to pass an automatic voter registration bill this year so the system can be in place for 2020. 
“To make this really work, we need it passed in 2018,” Secretary of State William Galvin said at a press conference with members of the Massachusetts Election Modernization Coalition. 
An automatic voter-registration bill has now advanced to the House Ways and Means Committee. 
According to the election modernization group, 11 states have passed automatic registration legislation, and the bill here has the backing of more than half of the lawmakers in each branch, with 84 representatives and 22 senators signed on as cosponsors."

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Voter registration information can be found on the Secretary of the Commonwealth's page

Voter registration information
Voter registration information

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