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Pandemic-Era Voting Reforms Made Permanent In Senate Bill

Election Laws Committee co-chair Sen. Barry Finegold, along with Senate President Karen Spilka and Senate Majority Leader Cynthia Creem, outlined new elections reform legislation at a press conference outside the State House Wednesday. The full Senate plans to consider the bill on Wednesday, Oct 6. [Chris Van Buskirk/SHNS]

Just more than two months before COVID-era voting provisions are set to expire, the Senate will debate an elections reform bill next week that would make mail-in voting and expanded early voting permanent options and align Massachusetts with more than 20 other states that allow same-day voter registration, a change that might meet resistance from the governor.

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