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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 39        FILED ON: 1/13/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 302


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Sal N. DiDomenico


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.






Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex

Kenneth J. Donnelly


Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Cynthia S. Creem


Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Karen E. Spilka


Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Gale D. Candaras


Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Katherine M. Clark

Middlesex and Essex

Harriette L. Chandler


Sonia Chang-Diaz


James B. Eldridge


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 39        FILED ON: 1/13/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 302

By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 302) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Thomas M. Stanley, Cynthia S. Creem and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to pre-registration of voters.  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 1.  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 sixteenth birthday and may vote in any election occurring on or after that person's eighteenth birthday.

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