Maine is conducting a referendum on “ranked choice voting” (RCV, see www.rcvmaine.com), a system similar in at least in spirit to how Cambridge conducts municipal elections. I realize this method of voting can be confusing for voters, but it really is one of the fairest ways to tally votes. It gives more candidates and parties […]
The deadline to register to vote for the September primaries is this Friday, August 19th. Primaries will be held on a Thursday, September 8th. The primaries are to nominate party candidates to appear on the ballot in November for county, state and federal races. This is separate from the Presidential primary, which took place in March. (Results: […]
We share this press release from Secretary Galvin announcing the new Online Voter Registration System.
The Senate passed legislation requiring timely disclosure of “independent” spending in political campaigns. This is the most significant practical response that Massachusetts can make to the Citizens United case and I had long supported it.
A link to Nayla Rathle’s guest commentary in the Belmont Citizen-Herald on MayDay PAC (an attempt to counter the corrupting influence of special-interest “superPACs”) and Will’s reactions on the issue at the state level.
Sorry to hear that Governor Patrick will, or has, approved the bill regarding early voter registration. Registering to vote at an earlier age than a person is permitted to vote is kind of like having a pre-high school graduation ceremony and prom at age 14 or 15. When the real thing comes along, ho-hum, what […]