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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1749         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1103

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas J. Calter

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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 voting equipment.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

James B. Eldridge

 

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1749        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1103

By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1103) of Thomas J. Calter and others for legislation relative to voting equipment.  Election Laws. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 2175 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to voting equipment.
 

              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 33 of chapter 54 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 10, the words “registering and canceling” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-  and registering. 

              SECTION 2.  Section 105A of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the eighth paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:- 

              The counted and unused ballots shall be sealed in separate containers and labeled as such.  They shall be transmitted, in accordance with section 107, to the office of the city or town clerk forthwith.  The voting lists shall be sealed in separate envelopes and transmitted to the office of the city or town clerk. 

              SECTION 3. Section 107 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking the words “or container” in the third sentence and inserting in place thereof the following words:- , container or containers. 

              SECTION 4.  Said section 107 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting, in line 16, after the word “or” the following word:- separate.

              SECTION 5.  Said section 107 of said chapter 54, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the sixth sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- He shall forthwith personally deliver to the city or town clerk or transmit to him, by the police officer or constable in attendance at the election, the separate containers containing the ballots cast and the ballots not cast, the voting lists, the ballot box, the ballot box seals and counting apparatus. 

              SECTION 6:  This act shall take effect upon passage.

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