• elections October 22, 2022 1:10 am

    GOP Pushes Theory to Hold Onto Mail Ballots, and Some Democrats Do As Well

    Republican activists who believe the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump have crafted a plan that, in their telling, will thwart cheating in this year’s midterm elections.

  • elections September 1, 2022 2:49 pm

    Decision 2022: Turnout, Poll Predictions as Mass. Approaches Primary Day

    Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is forecasting that about 850,000 ballots will be cast in this year’s Democratic primary contests and more than 300,000 votes will be registered in the GOP contests. Galvin offered his predictions Thursday morning, a day before the pre-primary early voting period is set to end. The state’s top election official said voters not aligned…

  • Massachusetts July 11, 2022 4:11 pm

    Massachusetts' Highest Court Upholds New Mail-In Voting Law

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has denied an effort by the state Republican party to block election officials from putting into effect the state’s new mail-in and early voting law. The decision Monday ensures Massachusetts residents will be able to take advantage of the expanded voter options this year. Opponents had argued the new law, dubbed the VOTES Act, violates...

  • Mail-in Voting July 6, 2022 5:46 pm

    Mail-In Voting Legal Fight

    Mail-in voting was a huge success during the pandemic; in 2020 a record number of votes were cast in Massachusetts. But the state’s Republican Party says it’s unconstitutional and in an online hearing asked the Supreme Judicial Court to strike it down…adding to their argument that it’s not safe.

  • Massachusetts July 6, 2022 7:27 pm

    Mass. High Court Hears Arguments in GOP Mail-in Voting Suit

    Massachusetts’ highest court heard arguments Wednesday in a Republican challenge to the state’s new mail-in and early voting law, which is expected to take effect for September’s primary. The judges, after peppering both sides with constitutional questions for less than an hour, recessed and are expected to rule later. State election officials, in the meantime, are readying to send more...

  • Massachusetts June 22, 2022 7:36 pm

    Secretary of State Candidate Rayla Campbell Defends Controversial School Remarks

    Last month, Rayla Campbell made history, becoming the first Black woman to make Massachusetts’ statewide ballot as a candidate for secretary of state. Recent shocking comments about the state’s education system drew some negative press, but Campbell says if she wins, her focus would be on the ballot box. Campbell says she’s not your typical Massachusetts Republican. “There are...

  • Mail-in Voting June 22, 2022 7:39 pm

    Baker Signs Voting Bill, Files Interim Budget

    Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday signed into law a landmark elections reform bill that allows all voters to cast ballots by mail for presidential, state and municipal elections and offers in-person early voting for two weeks before biennial state elections and one week ahead of presidential or state primaries. Both of those options proved popular and mostly successful as temporary…

Contact Us