SECTION 1. Chapter 54, Section 67 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following language to the end of said section, “A community may opt to substitute paper voting lists for electronic poll books. Those communities who elect to use electronic poll books shall inform the elections division of the Office of the Secretary of State of their election to use the poll books at the check-in table.
Poll books shall only be used if they produce a receipt which provides the name, address, date of birth, and voter identification number of the voter in barcode form. Each voter will receive the appropriate ballot and the poll book receipt. After the voter completes the ballot, the voter shall present himself to the check-out table and provide the receipt to the election worker at the check-out table. Only after the election worker receives the receipt, shall the voter be permitted to cast his or her ballot.
Those communities who choose to use the poll books shall provide a separate poll book for the check-in table at each precinct. Only one election worker shall be required to work the check-in table for those communities who opt to use poll books.
Any voters who vote through the absentee or early voting process shall also be processed through the poll book. The receipts for said voters shall be presented at the polls along with the respective ballots for processing on election day.
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