State voters can cast ballots up to 11 days early


BOSTON >> For the first time this November, Massachusetts voters will have a chance to cast ballots as early as 11 business days before Election Day.

A coalition including Common Cause Massachusetts, MASSPIRG, and the League of Women Voters will report Thursday on how prepared local communities across the state are to implement the new law.

The coalition will discuss a statewide phone survey it conducted of all 351 cities and towns, highlighting successes and areas that need improvement.

In 2014, Massachusetts lawmakers passed an election reform law requiring early voting every two years for the November election. Former Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick signed it into law.

This year, the early voting period will begin Oct. 24 and end Nov. 4.

Election Day is Nov. 8.


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