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The exclusion of same-day registration would leave renters, students and those with inadequate housing out in the dust...I think some of it is to protect incumbency. I think some of it is status quo. This is how we've always done things."

Gouveia on procedural tactic used to block election-day voting

By Erin Tiernan

House lawmakers opted to study the financial and policy implications of Election Day voter registration rather than approve the provision in a vote that split Democrats and sets up showdown with the state Senate, where members have already green-lit same-day registration.

“Ultimately, this is just a procedural move that will just delay, delay, delay same-day registration or Election Day registration,” state Rep. Tami Gouveia, an Acton Democrat and candidate for lieutenant governor.