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Letter to the editor: So much more to do to make voting in Mass. more accessible, secure, and efficient

RE “Mail-in voting delivered. Let’s not cancel it” via The Boston Globe: The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts could not agree more with your call to make permanent the highly successful election reforms, especially mail-in voting for all, that were enacted temporarily for this fall’s elections. We will be working with Beacon Hill when the new session starts to enact legislation that allows early voting by mail, expands early in-person voting, offers drop boxes for ballot deposit, continues the online portal for applying for a mail ballot, and allows election officials to start preprocessing ballots ahead of Election Day. Other election reforms will be added to our list as legislation is drafted, including same-day voter registration and improved post-election audits.

This effort continues the work that the Massachusetts League has been doing for 100 years. Our Commonwealth must move to improve access to the ballot, particularly as too many states are turning in the opposite direction. These reforms will make voting in Massachusetts more accessible, more secure, and more efficient.

Judy Zaunbrecher

Elizabeth Foster-Nolan

Co-presidents

League of Women Voters of Massachusetts

Boston