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Massachusetts lawmakers hear proposal for mail in voting, no vote yet

WNYT Staff
Updated: June 04, 2020 05:43 AM
Created: June 04, 2020 05:02 AM

There's some debate in Massachusetts over how people will be voting this year.    

A proposal to send applications for an absentee ballot has been heard on the House floor.    

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According to NewsChannel 13’s NBC affiliate in Massachusetts, there are several groups taking issue with the bill's language.    

Lawmakers in Massachusetts have gone back and forth about mail in voting for several months. Some say it would increase the risk of election tampering, while others see it as a way to get more people to vote.

"You know there are protests, there's frustration all over the country right now and one of the best things you can do to create change is vote,” said Alex Psilakis of MassVOTE.    

Organizations like MassVote want to see the state mail the ballots and want to extend the amount of time people have to return them.    

Opponents say if you can stand in line for groceries, you can stand in line to vote.    

So far, the legislature didn't make any decisions on the bill.


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