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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 125         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 310

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael R. Knapik

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to voter registration in public high schools..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael R. Knapik

 

Bruce E. Tarr

 

Daniel A. Wolf

 

Sonia Chang-Diaz

 

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 125        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 310

By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 310) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Daniel A. Wolf, Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to voter registration in public high schools.  Election Laws. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 351 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to voter registration in public high schools..
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 34H the following section:-

              Section 34I. (a) Each public high school shall host a voter registration day in the months of May and September of each year for the purpose of encouraging voter participation and civic engagement among the young adult population of the commonwealth.   The principal of each high school shall be responsible for designating these days.

              (b) The city or town clerk or an assistant clerk shall be present and available in the high school building for the purpose of registering those individuals eligible to vote.  

              (c) The office of the secretary of state shall provide information in the form of pamphlets, books, and other educational materials regarding the state and federal election process to each high school for use on the designated voter registration days.

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