If you cannot vote on Election Day, there are new options this year. Massachusetts joins 36 other states in allowing voters to vote early in the 2016 election cycle for local, state and federal elections. Early voting will run to Friday, November 4. In addition to voting early in person, one might also choose to vote by mail, the same way one would cast an absentee ballot. Here are the details: EARLY VOTING: You can find where your early voting location is by visiting the Secretary of State's website. Use the drop-down menu and find your town. To get started, click here. VOTE BY MAIL: If you prefer to vote by mail, please download the Vote by Mail Application here. Simply print the form, complete it, sign, and mail it back to your Town Clerk. The Clerk will mail you your official ballot. We recommend that you mail in your request for by November 1. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (978) 347-2256.read moreDid you get one of our mailers on Prop 80? If so, here’s a challenge for you: poke around the official House and Senate websites, and try to find how your legislator voted on advancing Proposition 80, the proposed income tax hike headed for the 2018 ballot. We sent over 100,000 of these cards to people in key towns and cities around the state. Prop 80 proposes a constitutional change away from the state’s flat tax rate in Massachusetts, in which all taxpayers pay the same percentage, and toward a graduated income tax. Tax-happy special interests have been pushing similar schemes for years, and voters have consistently rejected graduated income tax proposals. Under the current plan, some taxpayers will see an outrageous 80 percent increase in their tax rate. If you can find the vote on the legislature’s website, take a screen shot. Email us at email@example.com. We’ll send the first 20 respondents one of our “I Oppose Prop. 80” coffee mugs, free of charge! If you’d rather, you can click on the links below to be taken directly to the votes on our scorecard: Senate vote: http://massfiscalscorecard.org/189th/votes/251 House vote: http://massfiscalscorecard.org/189th/votes/252.read more
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