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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1017        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 614


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Aaron Michlewitz


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.






Aaron Michlewitz

3rd Suffolk

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex

Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Jeffrey Sánchez

15th Suffolk

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Carlos Henriquez

5th Suffolk

Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Daniel A. Wolf

Cape and Islands

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1017        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 614

By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 614) of Aaron Michlewitz 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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