Massachusetts will have automatic voter registration by 2020
"We will have systems in place to begin automatically registering voters at the Registry of Motor Vehicles and MassHealth on January 1, 2020, just in time for the next Presidential Primaries," Galvin said in a statement to MassLive.
Massachusetts will have automatic voter registration by
Aug. 11 (UPI) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a bill to automatically register people to vote, which will go into effect by Jan. 1, 2020. Bill Galvin, the Massachusetts elections chief, said people will be automatically registered when they make transactions at the state’s Registry of Motor Vehicles or with MassHealth, the state’s healthcare system.
Massachusetts Will Have Automatic Voter Registration
Massachusetts becomes the 14th state to adopt automatic voter registration. The bill was pushed by the Election Modernization Coalition, an alliance of seven organizations including Common Cause-Massachusetts, The League of Women Voters, and the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group.
Automatic voter registration will be available in
Low voter turnout cited in new push for automatic voter registration "With automatic voter registration, Beacon Hill has acted to engage nearly 700,000 more eligible Massachusetts voters in the democratic process," she added. According to Common Cause Massachusetts, another advocacy group that backed the legislation, 13 states and the District of Columbia have passed similar bills.
Automatic Voter Registration In Mass. To Begin By 2020
Aug 09, 2018 · Galvin said he was "excited to begin preparations today" and expected to have the necessary systems in place on Jan. 1, 2020, "just in time for the next Presidential Primaries." Janet Domenitz, the executive director of MASSPIRG, said supporters had pushed for automatic voter registration for almost six years. "This is a home run for democracy.
Massachusetts Becomes 14th State to Have Automatic Voter
According to a map by Daily Kos Elections’ Stephen Wolf, Massachusetts is the 11th state to implement the policy in full, though partial automatic voter registration is available in three more states – Colorado, Connecticut, and Georgia.
Massachusetts Senate unanimously passes automatic voter
A Massachusetts bill to enact automatic voter registration is one step closer to becoming law after the state Senate voted to approve it this week. The Massachusetts Senate voted unanimously to pass the bill on Thursday , according to Mass Live.
Automatic Voter Registration – Common Cause Massachusetts
Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) will help give these citizens a voice. Automatic Voter Registration makes commonsense updates to modernize our registration system so more eligible Americans can register, vote, and make themselves heard, while at the same time safeguarding our elections with better technology.
Mass. governor signs automatic voter registration bill
The office of the secretary of the Commonwealth tweeted Thursday that state officials would begin making preparations immediately for the law’s provisions, which go into effect January 1, 2020. "Our office will begin preparations for automatic voter registration immediately," the office tweeted, thanking several organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which backed the bill.
Republican Gov. Signs Automatic Voter Registration Bill
Aug 10, 2018 · “With automatic voter registration, Beacon Hill has acted to engage nearly 700,000 more eligible Massachusetts voters in the democratic process. This is a …