Hey Blue Mass,
My name is Jack Cashion, from Winchester, MA, and I wanted to let you all know about a new election process tool out there called TurboVote. Their tagline is that they make voting as easy as renting a DVD from Netflix.
What TurboVote does is streamline the voter registration and absentee ballot request process using the Internet and good old US Mail.
If someone goes to their website and wants to register to vote, they send that person a pre-completed registration form in the mail along with a pre-stamped, pre-addressed envelope so they can put that form right back in the mail and get it to their local town clerk’s office. The same goes for absentee ballot request forms as well. Plus, they send email and text reminders about upcoming deadlines and elections even if people are not voting by mail.
All in all, it’s a pretty handy tool that uses the Internet to make our complicated voting process easier. I would love to hear BlueMassGroup’s thoughts on the tool, and if any of you have ideas about good groups to reach out to about TurboVote in our state.
Yours in Democracy,