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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3343         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3227

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Ryan C. Fattman

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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 to ensure voter privacy and security.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester

Richard Bastien

2nd Worcester

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3343        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3227

By Mr. Fattman of Sutton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3227) of Ryan C. Fattman and others relative to translation services provided to voters.  Election Laws. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to ensure voter privacy and security.
 

              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 79 of Chapter 54, as so appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following language:

              A voter who is unable to speak English in a city or town which does not provide a translated ballot in the voter’s native language may be provided translation services by any present non-profit representative, provided that such services are performed under the supervision of a certified election worker and take place at the registration table.  Under no circumstances may an individual other than one designated by the voter enter into the voting booth for the purpose of translating a ballot.

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