In Which I Am (a Bit of) a Killjoy About Pokemon Go at the Polls

Few topics have excited the collective electiongeek imagination in the last week or so more than the potential for the hot new game Pokemon Go to be used as a means to generate interest in, and turnout at, the polls in November. But given the importance of the election process, before we get too excited about using Pikachu and friends to boost turnout, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind.


Massachusetts Governor Vetoes $1.2M for Early Voting

Massachusetts is preparing for the advent of early voting, which became law in the Bay State as part of a 2014 bill scheduled to go into effect this year, and many cities and towns are nervous about both the timing of the change as well as the cost. Those concerns are likely to be renewed – and increased – after the veto by Gov. Charlie Baker of $1.2 million in state funding in support of the change.

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