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Transgender Candidate Makes History in a Year of 'Firsts' for Women

With a month of primaries left, the record for the number of female nominees for governor has already been broken. Some of them are also the first black, Latina and Native American women nominated by a major party.


Is Child Care a Campaign Expense? States Are Divided.

In a year with an unprecedented number of female candidates, the debate is being revisited after the federal government weighed in.

Want Young People to Vote? Make Them Sign a Pledge.

New research suggests a simple way to boost turnout among first-time voters.

Automatic Voter Registration Gains Bipartisan Momentum

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill that places Massachusetts among a growing number of states making it hard to not be registered.