From LWVMA: Demonstrate that Election Day Registration has broad public support. Please join us and our partners in the Election Modernization Coalition when the Joint Committee on Election Laws holds a hearing on Election Day Registration (EDR) Thursday, June 20. Wear a League pin or shirt if you have one; we’ll have EDR stickers for you. Email Nancy Brumback if you can come.
Election Day Registration Legislative Hearing
Joint Committee on Election Laws
Thursday, June 20
Hearing starts at 1 p.m. in hearing room A-1
Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston
If you can’t be with us at the State House, please call or email your Senator and Representative now and tell them you want to see Election Day Registration in Massachusetts. Contact information is here. And share this action alert with others who are interested.
If you or a family member has been turned away from the polls or had to cast a provisional ballot because of an error in your registration, consider testifying about that experience. We will help you. Contact Nancy Brumback. If you can’t testify, please share any such story when you contact your legislator.
EDR Talking Points
- Election Day Registration is a proven and common-sense election reform; 21 other states already offer it.
- Election Day Registration allows voters to fix problems with their registration. In states where it is offered, 70% of those using EDR are already registered to vote but encounter a snag with that registration when they go to vote.
- Election Day Registration will make election administration easier in the long run by reducing the need for provisional ballots.
- Election Day Registration is supported by the Secretary of the Commonwealth.