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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1114         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 652

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Daniel B. Winslow

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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 apportioning electoral votes by Congressional District.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1114        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 652

By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 652) of Daniel B. Winslow and Peter J. Durant relative to the apportioning of electoral votes by Congressional district.  Election Laws.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act apportioning electoral votes by Congressional District.
 

              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. Chapter 54 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 148 the following section:-

              Section 148A. (a) Elector assigned to a congressional district. 

              An elector who is assigned to a congressional district shall cast a separate ballot for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who received the largest number of votes in the elector’s respective district. 

              (b) At-large elector. 

              An elector who is unassigned to a congressional district shall cast a separate ballot for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who received the largest number of statewide popular votes.  

              SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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