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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3256         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2741

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Angelo M. Scaccia

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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 the administration of elections in the year 2012.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

William F. Galvin

Secretary of the Commonwealth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3256        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2741

By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2741) of Angelo M. Scaccia and William F. Galvin relative to the administration of elections in the year 2012.  Election Laws. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the administration of elections in the year 2012.
 

              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.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the state secretary shall have the authority to add or change any dates relating to the submission of nomination papers for the certification of signatures, the filing of certified nomination papers and proceedings before the State Ballot Law Commission for the presidential primary in 2012 he deems necessary for the orderly administration of the election by providing notice of such change to any affected person, by filing notice with the Rules and Regulations Division, by posting on his website and by whatever other means he deems appropriate.

               

              Section 2.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the state secretary shall have the authority to print names of candidates for state committee who are otherwise qualified to be printed on the ballot in the district in which they are registered to vote, regardless of what district name was printed on their nomination papers.

              Section 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

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