Author Archives: avigreen

Should Voting Machines be Randomly Audited?

The temptation to cheat in elections is as old as… well, as old as elections themselves.  It’s a good thing Massachusetts citizens vote on paper ballots.  But it’s a bad thing that we don’t have random audits. In 26 states, random audits ensure that the voting machines used to count paper ballots are accurate.  But in Massachusetts, the machines’ count…

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Deadline to register to vote is October 13

Have you moved in the past few years?  Do you know anyone who has moved? Do you know anyone who turned 18 in the past year, or who is just about to turn 18? If you want your friends and family and neighbors to vote this November, you have less than 48 hours to make sure their voter registration is…

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Why Beacon Hill should support Senator Kennedy’s request: a vacancy of weeks, not months

Yesterday, the media reported that Senator Edward M. Kennedy has called for a change in Massachusetts law to ensure that their is no vacancy should his Senate seat become open. At MassVOTE, we haven’t hesitated to wrangle with lawmakers when we have disagreed.  We fought former Speaker Tom Finneran over campaign finance reform and filed the federal redistricting lawsuit that…

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It’s a race in the Bay State…

For many years, Massachusetts activists have taken trips to New Hampshire to work in the presidential primary.  With New Hampshire over, the nomination contests are still anybody’s game. With Iowans choosing Illnois Senator Barack Obama and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and tonight, New Hampshire voters choosing New York Senator Hillary Clinton and Arizona Senator John McCain, this race is…

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