Massachusetts launches automatic voter registration system

By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts launched its automatic voter registration system on Wednesday.

The new system will automatically update a person’s voter registration when that person notifies a state agency like the Registry of Motor Vehicles of a new address or other change in status.

Those automatically registered to vote will then be notified by mail of the opportunity to choose a political party or to decline to register. Republican Gov.

Charlie Baker signed a bill approving the system last year so that automatic voter registration would begin in time for the next presidential primaries.