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Mass. Voters: Let Us Know About Any Voting Problems You See

A voter picks up an “I Voted” sticker at Ward 1 in East Boston High School on Election Day of the Massachusetts state primary. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A voter picks up an “I Voted” sticker at Ward 1 in East Boston High School on Election Day of the Massachusetts state primary. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Election Day is fast-approaching. Come Tuesday, Nov. 3, voters across Massachusetts will hit the polls if they have not already chosen to vote on early voting dates or via mail-in ballot.

In this remarkable election year, WBUR will once again be taking part in ProPublica's Electionland project, as we did in 2016 and 2018. The initiative allows voters to help newsrooms across the U.S. identify and track voting problems.

ProPublica writes:

We will be on the lookout for any problems that prevent people from voting — such as mail ballot delivery problems, changed voting locations, long lines, registration problems, purged voter rolls, broken machines and voter intimidation.

The project depends on the participation of voters. We are asking voters to describe any problems they encounter trying to cast their ballot. In return, Electionland will message you information on experiences voters in your area are sharing.

Here's how you, the voter, can help. To let us know how your voting experience goes, here’s how to sign up for messages and get in touch:

  • SMS: Text the word VOTE, VOTA (for Spanish) or 投票 (for Chinese) to 81380 (standard text message rates apply).
  • WhatsApp: Send the word VOTE, VOTA (for Spanish) or 投票 (for Chinese) to 1-850-909-8683.
  • Facebook Messenger: Go to m.me/electionland.

You can also complete this form to share your election experience with WBUR, ProPublica and other partners in this initiative so we can investigate.

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