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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2003        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1979


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

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

John J. Mahoney

13th Worcester

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Garrett J. Bradley

3rd Plymouth

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Carlos Henriquez

5th Suffolk

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

Byron Rushing

9th Suffolk

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Vincent A. Pedone

15th Worcester

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Jeffrey Sánchez

15th Suffolk

Nick Collins

4th Suffolk

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Gale D. Candaras


Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Alice K. Wolf

25th Middlesex

William N. Brownsberger


Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Jason M. Lewis

31st Middlesex

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Carlo Basile

1st Suffolk

Aaron Michlewitz

3rd Suffolk

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

James B. Eldridge


Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Russell E. Holmes

6th Suffolk

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Anthony W. Petruccelli


Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2003        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1979

By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1979) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to authorize persons to pre-register to vote prior to their eighteenth birthday.  Election Laws. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



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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