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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:38 PM

 

Rules aired as Massachusetts prepares for first experiment with early voting

BOSTON >> Twenty weeks from now, the first Massachusetts voters will be casting their ballots days before the Nov. 8 election, in the state's inaugural early voting period.

In the meantime, election overseers at the local and state level must figure out and develop a new set of practices to grapple with a new range of issues: Where and when should early voting be made available? How do you make sure people only vote once? How do you keep the process fair? What will it all cost?

"We're building the system right now as we go, but we know these are issues that are likely to emerge," said Secretary of State William Galvin, the state's top elections official.

In late May, Galvin's office posted online a set of regulations governing the early voting process, with a public hearing on the guidelines planned for July 27.

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/ci_30005254/rules-aired-massachusetts-prepares-first-experiment-early-voting

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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:43 PM

1. Excellent.

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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 10:18 PM

2. We've had this in Ohio since 2005

It's been great. Hope it works well for all of you in Massachusetts.

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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 09:40 AM

3. Is it very different from absentee ballot filed at the town hall?

For the primary, my husband went to the town hall and filed an in-person absentee ballot. I cant see how different it will be.that

Still good news that it will be implemented officially.

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