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Welfare Agencies Are Failing to Help Poor People Vote Print E-mail
March 26, 2015
 
J.B. Wogan, GOVERNING
 
Last week, Massachusetts became the latest state to either settle or lose in litigation over complaints that it wasn’t providing adequate voter registration services at welfare offices.
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Massachusetts partially settles lawsuit over voter registration for welfare recipients Print E-mail
March 19, 2015
 
Shira Schoenberg, MASSLIVE.COM
 
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance has settled a 2012 lawsuit with voting rights organizations by agreeing to distribute voter registration forms to people applying for public assistance, to help people complete the forms and to provide oversight to ensure that public assistance workers abide by the requirements of a federal voting rights law.
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Voter ID bills killed 
in House committee 
on party-line vote Print E-mail

February 18, 2015

Charles Ashby, THE DAILY SENTINEL

Republicans pulled out all the stops Wednesday, but still couldn’t persuade a Democratic-controlled House committee that requiring photo identification cards to register to vote was a good idea.

In the end, six Democrats on the 11-member House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee voted against two measures to make that a requirement, one of which would have referred the idea to the 2016 ballot.

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