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Mass. House Passes On-Line Voter Registration

Thanks to the efforts of the Election Modernization Coalition, the Massachusetts House has passed a bill that bring voting into the 21st century.  The two major improvements are  early voting and online voter registration.

Early voting is a feature that other states have and will make it easier for busy citizens to vote.  As Pirates, it isn’t hard to see that allowing citizens to register to vote online is a significant improvement.

The bill still has to clear the Massachusetts Senate next.  Visit this Common Cause page and tell your State Senator to support it.

While you are at it, please go tell your Mass. House Rep. and State Senator to support Instant Runoff Voting (IRV).  IRV would ensure that the winning candidate in any election has to get a majority of the vote, even when there are three or more candidates on the ballot.  It is a 20th century election reform we badly need.


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