Voting and Democracy

We, the undersigned delegates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention, hereby request that the following amendment or resolution be added to the agenda of the convention:

title: Voting & Democracy Amendment

Voting and Democracy

  • Amend bullet #5 to read, “An end to gerrymandering. Transferring authority over redistricting to an independent, fully transparent commission that must follow strict guidelines to ensure fairness.”
  • Amend bullet #7, adding “and all overseas Massachusetts voters” after “deployed service members”
  • Add a bullet, “Declaring Election Day a state holiday to encourage maximum participation”
  • Add a bullet, “Ranked choice voting, which better reflects the aggregate will of the voting population and insures that no candidate is elected without a true majority of support from their constitutents.”
  • Add a bullet, “The abolition of Massachusetts superdelegates.”
  • Add a bullet, “Ensure that incarceration does not impact an individual's right to vote”

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