Complaint Against State of Massachusetts for NVRA Non-Compliance

Complaint Against State of Massachusetts for NVRA Non-Compliance

May 15, 2012
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In a Complaint filed today in federal district court in Boston, plaintiffs point to what they say is clear evidence that the Commonwealth and DTA are not complying with federal law:

  • The number of voter registration applications submitted through public assistance offices in 2009-2010 (just 2,007) is down 92.5% from 1999-2000.
  • DTA’s own internal reporting suggests that at least 94.2% of its clients in 2011 did not receive the required voter registration services.
  • Nearly three-quarters of DTA clients interviewed in preparation for today’s suit reported receiving no offer of voter registration opportunities in any manner.