Bill Ensuring Mail-In Ballots, Early Voting Heads to Baker

BOSTON (AP) – A voting rights bill that would ensure mail-in ballots and early voting become permanent fixtures in future elections is headed to Governor Charlie Baker’s desk after the Massachusetts House voted 126-29 to approve the measure on Thursday.

The vote comes a week after the Senate voted 37-3 in favor of the proposal.

The bill would increase ballot access for voters with disabilities and service members overseas. It would also make sure eligible voters who are incarcerated can request a mail-in ballot.

The voting options proved popular in Massachusetts during the 2020 election at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

By Steve LeBlanc, Associated Press

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