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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 568        FILED ON: 1/13/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 626


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

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Robert L. Hedlund

Plymouth and Norfolk

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Leonard Mirra

2nd Essex

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 568        FILED ON: 1/13/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 626

By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 626) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to proof of valid identification at voting polls.  Election Laws. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1115 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



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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