State Rep. Jason Lewis joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives recently in passing important legislation that aims to increase voter participation in elections. Enacted with strong bipartisan support, the bill establishes early voting for presidential elections and online voter registration. These significant reforms will make it more convenient for people to vote and shorten lines on busy election days. The bill also provides additional training for election workers.
“I’m proud that the House of Representatives has taken an important step forward to increase voter participation and civic engagement in Massachusetts,” Lewis said. “Voter participation is the bedrock of a strong and vibrant democracy.”
Early voting will take place ten business days prior to presidential elections in accordance with regular business hours of the local municipal office. Following the 2016 election, a task force will issue a report including information on election costs, administrative requirements, voter turnout, and the lines at polling places.
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