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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3181         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 625

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Alice Hanlon Peisch

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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 absentee ballots.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3181        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 625

By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 625) of Alice Hanlon Peisch relative to absentee ballots.  Election Laws. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2734 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 absentee ballots.
 

              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 89 of Chapter 54 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the third sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:-

              An application by a voter admitted to a health care facility or confined to a hospice or home health care may be received up until the time the polls close.

              SECTION 2. Subsection (c) of said Section 91B of said Chapter 54 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the words “after noon of the fifth day before the relevant election,” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

              , or has been confined to a hospice program, as defined in section fifty-seven D of chapter one hundred and eleven, or has been receiving home health care,

              SECTION 3.   Section 86 of said Chapter 54 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence:-

              Any voter employed by a city or town in the Commonwealth on the day of, and in the conduct of, any state primary, state election, preliminary city or town election, regular or special, and whose application for an official absent voting ballot has been filed with the city or town clerk as provided in section eighty-nine, and certified under section ninety-one, may vote in accordance with sections eighty-seven to one hundred and three, inclusive.

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