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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1291        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1115


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Elizabeth A. Poirier


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 valid identification at voting polls.






Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Joyce A. Spiliotis

12th Essex

Daniel K. Webster

6th Plymouth

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

Richard Bastien

2nd Worcester

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1291        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1115

By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1115) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to proof of valid identification at voting polls.  Election Laws. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to valid identification at voting polls.


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

              Section 76B, Chapter 54 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

              (c) -- Any person who seeks to vote in a public election is required to establish his or her qualifications to vote by providing a current valid photo form of identification to election officials prior to voting. Acceptable forms of photo identification provided is either a current driver’s license, a government employee card, a pilot’s license, military identification, a Medicaid or Medicare card, and for students, a photo identification university card.

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