January 2, 2013 | By Martine Powers, Globe Staff
An Everett state representative who reportedly agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of voter fraud has officially vacated his seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
By Katie Doyle/Daily News correspondent
GateHouse News Service
Posted Dec 30, 2012 @ 12:12 AM
Lost among the list of winners and losers in the November election was a lesser noted issue: Massachusetts, considered a progressive state in most matters, is behind the...
Analysis 3.3: Why Massachusetts Will Break 2008's Voter Turnout Record
by Avi Green
In 2008, Massachusetts set an all-time voter turnout record. 3.1 million people cast ballots. There has been substantial discussion about whether or not 2012 turnout will...
By Kendall Hatch/Daily News staff
The MetroWest Daily News
Posted Oct 05, 2012 @ 11:27 AM
WOBURN — A Middlesex Superior Court judge on Thursday continued without a finding for a year the case of a former Marlborough City Council candidate accused of forging the signature...
We've got good news and bad news.
The bad: at the end of last week, after months of delays, the leadership of the Massachusetts State Senate decided not to hold a debate on the Election Reform Bill. Pre-registration for 16 and 17 year-olds will not become law this...
Charles C. Yancey, Boston City Councillor
For Release ------------------------------- Tuesday, July 17, 2012
City Council’s Census & Redistricting committee to hold redistricting hearing
Boston City Hall (July 17, 2012) – The Boston City Council’s...
Mass. officials announce fall ballot questions
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July 11, 2012
BOSTON (AP) — With measures failing to be taken up in the Legislature and advocates rallying support throughout the state, Massachusetts voters will have the...
Bay State Banner - June 7, 2012
The Massachusetts State House recently passed an election modernization bill that will make it easier for people to register to vote, increase the security and integrity of the vote counting process and welcome new young voters in...
49 organizations from across Massachusetts are calling for swift passage of reforms to protect the right to vote in time for the 2012 elections. They recently sent a joint letter to State House leaders demanding reform now. The organizations, ranging from MassVOTE to...
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Community Voices: Money in politics is a civil rights issue
Cheryl Clyburn Crawford and Avi Green
It was not too long ago that in many states individuals had to pay to vote.
As recently as the 1950s, if you could not pay a poll tax — an actual tax...