Latest William F. Galvin News

Groups seek mail-in voting applications translated in Khmer

Jul. 31, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Cambodian and civil rights groups are calling on Massachusetts to issue mail-in voting applications translated into the Khmer language. The Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association and Lawyers for Civil Rights on Friday said Secretary of State William Galvin's office must immediately comply...

Kanye West won't appear on Massachusetts ballot

Jul. 30, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West won't appear on the Massachusetts presidential ballot this fall, according to the office of Secretary of State William Galvin. The deadline to submit the 5,000 signatures needed to get on the ballot was Tuesday, and no one representing West even took out nomination papers,...

Lawsuit pushes court to order mail-in ballot applications

Jul. 13, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A group of minority voters filed a petition Monday urging Massachusetts’ highest court to order the state to send applications to request a mail-in ballot to voters this week. The petition was brought by a group of Black, Latino and Asian-American voters and the organizations Common...

Judge: Former speaker, felon can lobby despite convictions

Jul. 3, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former House Speaker and felon Salvatore F. DiMasi won a court ruling allowing him to lobby the state legislature and executive branch, despite his prior convictions. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Robert B. Gordon found that the state statute prohibiting people convicted of certain state...