Senate Passes Election Reform Bill

The Senate on Thursday voted 37-1 to pass legislation reforming the election laws in the Commonwealth by authorizing early voting for state and federal elections and primaries, allowing residents to register to vote on Election Day and creating an online voter registration system. The bill also allows 16 and 17-year-olds to preregister to vote.

“This bill will modernize the state’s election system and bring us in line with many other states that have already successfully implemented early voting,” Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) said. “Supporting the right to vote should be our top priority and these changes are necessary to help us reach that goal.”

Official Joint Press Release on the 2014 Budget

 The General Court of Massachusetts State House, Boston, 02133-1053 —-  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        Contacts:  Laura Oggeri         Seth Gitell July 1, 2013                                                                      Senate President      House Speaker (617) […]