Decision 2020

Massachusetts Launches Automatic Voter Registration System

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NBC 5 News

Massachusetts launched its automatic voter registration system on Wednesday.

The new system will automatically update a person's voter registration when that person notifies a state agency like the Registry of Motor Vehicles of a new address or other change in status.

Those automatically registered to vote will then be notified by mail of the opportunity to choose a political party or to decline to register.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill approving the system last year so that automatic voter registration would begin in time for the next presidential primaries.

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