Tuesday, July 25, 2017

same day registering to vote is on it's way

From the Globe:

 A huge victory for voters came today from the Suffolk Superior Court who ruled that the 20 day cut-off for voters to register before an election is unconstitutional. In a lawsuit filed last year by the ACLU on behalf of the Chelsea Collaborative and MassVote, argued that the law is unnecessary and arbitrary. Sec Bill Galvin is making arrangements to appeal, but at the end of the day and perhaps before this election season, those who haven't registered to vote will be able to do so on the spot. This is long overdue and will help residents feel n more connected to the voting system and our democracy.

2 Comments:

At August 2, 2017 at 11:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will this be implemented Jim?

 
At August 3, 2017 at 6:15 PM , Blogger jim Pillsbury said...

Sec of State Galvin is against any same day voting. The ACLU won't back away from this fight. The problem is, what's going to happen if people show up to register and vote on election day. It's unclear what will happen with this.

 

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