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Press Release: Massachusetts Senate Passes Automatic Voter Registration

Date: 
Thu, 07/12/2018

BOSTON – Today, the Massachusetts Senate passed H.4671, An Act automatically registering eligible voters and enhancing safeguards against fraud.
 
“Voting amplifies our voices, giving us a way to both inform policy and express how it will impact us,” said Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville). “Adding more voices to that process can only benefit our democracy.”
 
The legislation creates a framework in which eligible voters will be automatically registered to vote when receiving services from the Registry of Motor vehicles, MassHealth, and other participating state agencies. The framework will be overseen and implemented by the Secretary of State.
 
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