• Election 2020 Nov 4, 2020

    Massachusetts to Mull Permanent Mail-in Voting System, Galvin Says

    Massachusetts will explore the possibility of making mail-in voting a permanent option, Secretary of State William Galvin said Wednesday, after what he called “successful” elections in the state this week. “We’ve now proven it works, and voters know how to use it well, so I certainly think we want that going forward,” Galvin told reporters Wednesday. Galvin said he...

  • Massachusetts elections Nov 4, 2020

    Massachusetts Election Results Are in

    Democrat Joe Biden won Massachusetts and Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey was reelected for another six-year term as voting concluded Tuesday. In the state’s 4th Congressional District, Democratic Newton City Councilor Jake Auchincloss is projected by NBC News to become the newest member of the state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation.

  • Election 2020 Nov 3, 2020

    Voting Off to ‘Very Successful' Start in Massachusetts, Galvin Says

    Election Day got off to a smooth start in Massachusetts Tuesday, though some voters waited in long lines in Boston, and a small number of others faced administrative challenges at the polls, according to the state’s top election official. “We’ve had minor administrative problems, but by and large, it’s been a very successful morning so far,” Secretary of State...

  • Mail-in Voting Aug 18, 2020

    Mass. Secretary of State Addresses Mail-In Ballot Concerns

    With more than one million Massachusetts residents requesting vote-by-mail ballots ahead of the state’s Sept. 1 primary and November presidential elections, Secretary of State William Galvin on Tuesday addressed the concerns some residents may have.

  • Mail-in Voting Jul 7, 2020

    New Law Sets in Motion Mail-in, Early Voting Options

    A dramatic expansion of mail-in and early voting in Massachusetts is now law, and Secretary of State William Galvin is now preparing to quickly mail applications to all 4.5 million of the state’s registered voters by a deadline next week. Galvin announced late Monday afternoon that Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law the reforms drafted during the pandemic and aimed…

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