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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2417         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 572

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

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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 establishing voter identification procedures.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2417        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 572

By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 572) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and Sheila C. Harrington relative to establishing voter identification procedures.  Election Laws. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 191 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act establishing voter identification procedures.
 

              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 elections official shall ask each voter desiring to vote at a polling place for his full name and address of residence, and the official shall repeat the full name and address of residence of said voter.  The official shall also instruct the voter to present one of the following forms of identification to establish his identity: a Commonwealth of Massachusetts driver’s license, an official Commonwealth of Massachusetts photo identification card, a United States passport, or a Social Security card.”

              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 the required identification shall not be permitted to vote.”

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