General Laws

[ Text of section effective until August 1, 2016. For text effective August 1, 2016, see below.]

  Section 42. Registration as a voter shall be by affidavit of registration made in conformity with the requirements of this chapter. Except as provided in section forty-two A, every person whose name has not been entered in the annual register in accordance with sections thirty-four through thirty-seven inclusive, or a corresponding provision of law applicable to a city or town having a listing board, must, in order to register as a voter, make an affidavit of registration as provided in this chapter and in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

Chapter 51: Section 42. Affidavit of registration; exception

[ Text of section as amended by 2014, 111, Sec. 5 effective August 1, 2016. See 2014, 111, Sec. 23. For text effective until August 1, 2016, see above.]

  Section 42. Registration as a voter shall be by affidavit of registration made in conformity with the requirements of this chapter by any person at least 16 years of age or older. Except as provided in section forty-two A, every person whose name has not been entered in the annual register in accordance with sections thirty-four through thirty-seven inclusive, or a corresponding provision of law applicable to a city or town having a listing board, must, in order to register as a voter, make an affidavit of registration as provided in this chapter and in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.