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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2560         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 583

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Sean Garballey

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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 relative to age requirements in local elections.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2560        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 583

By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 583) of Sean Garballey, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. and Denise Andrews relative to age requirements in local elections.  Election Laws. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 192 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to age requirements in local elections.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              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 51 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended in section 1 by adding at the end thereof the following:

              Every citizen seventeen years of age or older who is a resident in the city or town where he or she claims the right to vote at the time he or she registers, and who has complied with the requirements of this chapter, may have his or her name entered on the list of voters in such city or town, and may vote therein in any election for officers in such city or town.

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