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VOTES Act Receives Widespread Support at Public Hearing

Voting rights advocates including LWVMA and our partners in the Election Modernization Coalition testified in support of An Act Fostering Voter Opportunities Trust, Equity, and Security (VOTES Act) at today’s Joint Committee on Election Laws hearing. The VOTES Act (H.805/S.459) would codify pandemic election reforms like early voting and vote-by-mail, establish same-day voter registration, increase access for incarcerated voters, and improve election infrastructure.

“It is crucial for Massachusetts to set an example as a state moving to increase—not decrease—access to the polls and secure elections. The times demand that Massachusetts goes on record as enhancing the ability of all citizens to vote,” said LWVMA Executive Director Pattye Comfort.

Read the Election Modernization Coalition’s press release here and our testimony here.