Town and city clerks ask: who better to consult on election laws than the people who work closely with them every election day? That is why they are advocating for bills that they believe will make voting easier. City and town clerks from across the state gathered at the Massachusetts State House Monday to support a bill that creates an Election Laws Task Force. The task force would undertake a study of Election Day registration, and put clerks in a prominent position to comment on how elections are run. Clerks are also supporting a bill that eliminates check out tables at voting centers and allows people to vote without photo ID after voting for the first time at any election.
Orange Town Clerk Nancy Blackmer says voters should not have to show an ID. “A lot of times it makes it difficult for the people to come out and vote. They feel like they have a lot of hoops to jump through in order to come out and vote, so they don’t come and vote. So we’re trying to make it easier for them,” Blackmer said.
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