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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 179        FILED ON: 1/14/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 316


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Sal N. DiDomenico


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 the pre-registration of voters.






Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Harriette L. Chandler

First Worcester

Kenneth J. Donnelly

Fourth Middlesex

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Cynthia S. Creem

First Middlesex and Norfolk

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 179        FILED ON: 1/14/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 316

By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 316) of Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Harriette L. Chandler, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the pre-registration of voters.  Election Laws. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to the pre-registration of voters.


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

              SECTION 1.  Section 42 of said chapter 51 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “chapter”, in line 2, the following words:- by any person at least 16 years of age or older.

              SECTION 2.  Section 47A of said chapter 51, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- If such person is at least 16 years of age and has not attained the qualification of age, the affidavit of registration shall be re-examined by the registrar until such person will, on or before the day of the next preliminary, primary, special or general election or town meeting, attain full age, at which time the registrar shall enter such person’s name in the current annual register of voters.

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