Skip to Content


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1399         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 586

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

_________________

PRESENTED BY:

Colleen M. Garry

_______________

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 ensuring election integrity through voter identification..

_______________

PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1399        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 586

By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 586) of Colleen M. Garry relative to the identification requirements for voters.  Election Laws. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1108 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

_______________

In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

_______________

 

An Act ensuring election integrity through voter identification..
 

              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 76 of Chapter 54 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence in its entirety and replacing it with the following sentences:— “An election officer shall ask each voter desiring to vote at a polling place for his full name and current residence address and repeat the full name and address stated by the voter. The officer shall ask the voter to present any one of the following forms of identification: his Commonwealth of Massachusetts voter registration card, his social security card, his valid Massachusetts driver’s license, or any other identification card issued by a government agency by the Commonwealth, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States; or any valid employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business.”

              SECTION 2. Section 76B of Chapter 54 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the entire section and inserting the following section in place thereof:—“Section 76B. Any person desiring to vote who fails to present suitable identification shall not be permitted to vote.”

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Error