General Laws

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

  Section 47A. If, after examination of an affidavit of registration, it appears to the registrars that the person has all the qualifications to be registered as a voter except that of age, and that such person will on or before the day of the next preliminary, primary, special or general election or town meeting attain full age, they shall enter his name in the current annual register of voters.

Chapter 51: Section 47A. Pre-registration of persons having obtained the age of 16

[ Text of section as amended by 2014, 111, Sec. 7 effective August 1, 2016. See 2014, 111, Sec. 23. For text effective until August 1, 2016, see above.]

  Section 47A. If, after examination of an affidavit of registration, it appears to the registrars that the person has all the qualifications to be registered as a voter except that of age and the person has obtained the age of 16, then they shall enter the person's name in the current annual register of voters with the designation "pre-registrant'' or other term or code as specified by the state secretary. The designation shall be removed when the person, on or before the day of the next preliminary, primary, special or general election or town meeting, attains full age. No pre-registrant shall be allowed to vote until the pre-registrant obtains full age unless otherwise permitted by law.