SECTION 1. Chapter 51 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 34 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 34. There shall be no deadline for registering to vote for any election in Massachusetts.
SECTION 2. Chapter 54 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 25A the following section:-
Section 25A½. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, all eligible voters in the commonwealth shall be required to cast a ballot in the November general election. A fee of $15 shall be added to the voter’s state tax liability for each November general election that voter did not mail in or drop off a ballot on time. Nothing shall impede a voter’s right to complete and return a ballot that does not include any actual votes for candidates. The department of revenue in consultation with the secretary of state’s office shall develop a system to assess the fee.
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