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Mission

The Election Modernization Committee (EMC) was established by the 2019 Arlington Town Meeting. Initiated by concerned citizens of Arlington, the Committee and its purpose was defined by Article 36 ATM- 2019. The EMC’s charge is to comprehensively examine how to improve the Town’s electoral practice and systems, including but not limited to: Voter eligibility in Town elections, voter registration policies and procedures, study and recommend ways to increase public engagement in the local election process, review the status of the Town’s voting equipment and make recommendations for possible improvements.

In addition, the Committee was charged with studying: Ranked-Choice Voting, early voting policies and procedures, polling locations and increased accessibility, and the Town’s process of counting votes.