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Massachusetts Will Have Automatic Voter Registration Beginning In 2020

A "vote here" sign in English and Spanish on sidewalk
Paul Tuthill

Hundreds of thousands of new voters could be added in Massachusetts as a result of Gov. Charlie Baker recently signing into law an automatic voter registration bill.

Massachusetts becomes the 14th state to adopt automatic voter registration. 

The bill was pushed by the Election Modernization Coalition, an alliance of seven organizations including Common Cause-Massachusetts, The League of Women Voters, and the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with MassPIRG Executive Director Janet Domenitz.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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