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Congressional Special Elections

Mr. Kennedy moved that the bill be amended by inserting, after section __, the following section:-

“SECTION X. Notwithstanding sections 6 and 7 of chapter 53 and sections 86 and 95 of chapter 54 of the General Laws or any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary only for compliance with the federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Act, 42 USC §§ 1973ff, shall have the authority to add or change any dates relating to such special primaries or election for Representative in Congress in the year 2013 as the secretary deems necessary for the orderly administration of the election and so that absentee ballots will be available to active duty military and overseas citizen voters not later than 45 days before any special federal primary or election. The secretary shall provide notice of these changes with the rules and regulations division and by posting on the secretary’s website and by whatever other means the secretary deems appropriate.”