Massachusetts Partially Settles Lawsuit Over Voter Registration

March 19, 2015 | MassLive |
The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance has settled a 2012 lawsuit with voting rights organizations by agreeing to distribute voter registration forms to people applying for public assistance, to help people complete the forms and to provide oversight to ensure that public assistance workers abide by the requirements of a federal voting rights law.
 
The Department of Transitional Assistance will also pay $675,000 in attorneys' fees to the voting rights organizations. [...]
 
Project Vote, Demos and Lawyers' Committee Of Civil Rights Under Law have successfully litigated or settled nine similar cases in other states and have ongoing litigation against two states, according to Project Vote.