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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3426         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2729

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James Arciero

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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 state ballots .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Andrew Bergamini

78 Graniteville Road


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3426        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2729

By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2729) of James Arciero, Cleon H. Turner and Andrew Bergamini for legislation to provide unenrolled voters with a unified ballot containing all candidates in state primary elections.  Election Laws. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to state 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:    Chapter 54 of the Massachusetts general laws is hereby amended by adding the following new subsection, Section 45A;

              Section  45A.              Any registered voter of the commonwealth who is not enrolled in a recognized political party will have the right and opportunity to receive a unified ballot at all state primary elections in which all candidates for party nomination are to be selected.  This ballot shall contain all the candidates for each office and their political affiliation listed in a group by each office sought, in which the unenrolled voter may select from the various candidates regardless of their political party affiliation.   The registered voter may only vote for one candidate per office.  The secretary of the commonwealth shall establish the rules and regulations in regards to this right.

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