Massachusetts Failing to Offer Voter Registration to Public Assistance Clients
BOSTON - Citing clear evidence that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is failing to provide low-income residents with a legally-mandated opportunity to register to vote, attorneys from Demos, Project Vote, and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of the Boston Bar Association sent a pre-litigation notice letter on December 8, 2011 to Secretary of State William F. Galvin, on behalf of New England United for Justice. The letter was also forwarded to the state’s human services officials. The letter demands that the secretary immediately act to bring Massachusetts into compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) or face litigation.
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