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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1096         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 644

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas M. Stanley

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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 to remove restrictions on absentee voting.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1096        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 644

By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 644) of Thomas M. Stanley and John J. Lawn, Jr. for legislation to remove restrictions on absentee voting.  Election Laws. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 209 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to remove restrictions on absentee voting.
 

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

              Chapter 54, Section 86 of the Massachusetts General Laws shall be amended by deleting the following: -

              “ is absent from the city of town where he is a voter by reason of being a specially qualified voter as defined in section one of chapter fifty, or his employment in another community, attendance at any institution of higher education or for any other reason or who will be unable to by reason of physical disability to cast his vote in person at the polling place or who for reasons of religious belief.”

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