Public Affairs Programs
Getting to the Point on Elections in Massachusetts
Friday, July 17, 2020, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
On July 17th, the Kennedy Institute hosted a conversation with Massachusetts State Senator Barry Finegold (D-Second Essex and Middlesex) and Massachusetts State Representative John Lawn (D-10th Middlesex), Chairs of the Committee on Election Laws, about the preservation and expansion of voting in the upcoming primary and general elections.
Moderated by Pam Wilmot, executive director of Common Cause Massachusetts, the discussion focused on the new Massachusetts law that requires the Secretary of State to send mail-in ballot applications to registered voters and expands the early voting timeline for the primary and general elections. These changes come as the Commonwealth continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic in an effort to protect the health and safety of voters while expanding access.