Fall 2018 Update
Our General Election Online Voters' Guide is LIVE!

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is proud to present our online voters' guide for the Massachusetts general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. 

The guide, which can be found at InformedVoterMA.org, provides voters with a personalized ballot based on their address. Voters can compare candidates' biographical information, endorsements, and responses to the League's questionnaire. The guide also contains information about the three statewide ballot questions. 

The League is currently working with local organizations to spread the word about the online voters' guide. Try out this unique and interactive resource today, and share it with your networks on social media!
LWVMA Co-Hosts Worcester Congressional Forum
LWVMA and the Worcester League co-hosted a debate for the candidates for the Second Congressional District on Monday, October 15. The event was also co-hosted by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, t he Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition, and Mechanics Hall.  

Incumbent Representative James McGovern (D) and his opponent Tracy Lovvorn (R) answered questions about health care, human rights and opportunity, political division, immigration, international affairs, climate and the environment, and economic development. A video recording of the debate can be found here.

Local Leagues across the Commonwealth are hosting forums and debates in preparation for the November 6th election. Information and videos can be found on the LWVMA website.
Automatic Voter Registration Passes in MA!
Executive Director Meryl Kessler and coalition partners join Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin to support AVR.
After over a year of legislative advocacy by the League and its coalition partners, Automatic Voter Registration passed in the Massachusetts state legislature this summer and was signed into law by Governor Baker on August 9, 2018. Massachusetts is the 14th state in the U.S. to implement Automatic Voter Registration, or AVR.

AVR establishes a system to automatically register eligible voters and update voters' registration information when they interact with the Registry of Motor Vehicles or MassHealth. AVR will make our voter registration system more accurate and more cost-effective, adding up to 700,000 eligible voters to the rolls and keeping voters' registration information up-to-date.

The League and our Election Modernization Coalition partners are now working to implement the Automatic Voter Registration system before the 2020 election. We look forward to continuing to make democracy work in our Commonwealth!
MassVOTE Honors LWVMA and Coalition Partners as 2018 Champions of Democracy
Coalition members celebrate their awards!
MassVOTE honored the Election Modernization Coalition as its 2018 Champions of Democracy.

The Coalition, which is led by LWVMA, the ACLU of Massachusetts, Common Cause Massachusetts, MASSPIRG, MassVOTE, the Massachusetts Voter Table, and Progressive Massachusetts, was praised for its instrumental role in the passage of Automatic Voter Registration in Massachusetts.

Executive Director Meryl Kessler accepted the award on behalf of LWVMA. We wish to congratulate all of our coalition partners on a successful year of advocacy on behalf of voters and democracy.
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