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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1024        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 617


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Michael J. Moran


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 pre-registration of voters.






Michael J. Moran

18th Suffolk

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1024        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 617

By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 617) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to authorize persons to pre-register to vote prior to their eighteenth birthday.  Election Laws. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1979 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to 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 47A of chapter 51 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following: A person who is otherwise qualified may pre-register on or after that person’s sixteen birthday and may vote in any election occurring on or after that person’s eighteenth birthday.

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