SECTION 1. The Massachusetts General Laws are hereby amended by inserting the
following new chapter:
An Act for Primary Election Reform.
1.) The regular Primary Election Day for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, shall be
the third Tuesday of May.
2.) It is in the interest of public policy, and fair, informed elections, that the General
Election campaign be, and have the opportunity to, develop over a sustained period of time.
3.) Therefore, the practices of many states, have Primaries before the Summer Season,
and General Elections in the Fall Season, and this is the intent of this legislation, hoping that it
may increase turnout, and public engagement, in both the primaries, and general elections.
4.) The Secretary of the Commonwealth, as the Chief Election Officer, shall have the full
powers to establish such needed rules, and regulations regarding all elections, as is normal
practice, that will apply to this May Primary Election Day; including Absentee Ballots,
Early Voting, Mail-In, and other appropriate provisions.
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