Massachusetts voting issues

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Election and registration information

Locate your polling place

Voting machines

2008 election

For the 2008 election Massachusetts used the following voting machines in addition to hand-counted paper ballots in some counties. For a county-by-county list of the specific machines (and the source for this section) see Verified Voting's Verifier tool.

Main article: Voting machines

Optical scan machines:

Assistive Devices for Marking Paper Ballots:

Governmental election authorities

William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth

Elections Division

Contact information:

  • Secretary of the Commonwealth
  • Elections Division
  • McCormack Building, Room 1705
  • One Ashburton Place
  • Boston, MA 02108
  • Telephone: (617) 727-2828
  • Toll-Free: 1-800-462-VOTE (8683)
  • Fax: (617) 742-3238


Election threats

  • For an extensive log of voting machine problems, see the VotersUnite! report on election incidents.[1]

State and local non-governmental election organizations

League of Women Voters

LWV of Massachusetts, Diane Jeffery, President

  • 133 Portland St.-Lower Level
  • Boston, MA 02114-0000
  • Phone: 617-523-2999
  • Fax: 617-248-0881
  • E-mail:

Local Leagues:


Description: Founded in 1999, MassVOTE is a non-partisan voting rights organization. We work with community-based non-profit organizations to increase voter education and turnout across Massachusetts. MassVOTE works to eliminate barriers and encourage voting, especially among communities of color, language minorities, low income communities, youth, new American citizens, and the disabled.[2]


Articles and resources

See also


  1. This past problem and description are from the VotersUnite! Election Problem Log. Click through for included links to origin of report.
  2. MassVOTE description from website home page. Retrieved September 17, 2008.

External resources

Poll location

Election Protection hotlines

Voting information

Voting rights

Voting requirements

Election officials, election reform groups, and elected officials

Absentee voting

Disabled voters

Student voting rights

State ballot

  • See how organizations you trust recommend you vote on ballot measures and other statewide contests at TransparentDemocracy.


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Voting machines

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