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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 83: Deposit of ballots, voting list check, endorsement

[ Section impacted by 2020, 45, Secs. 1 and 1A, as amended by 2020, 92, Secs. 1 to 3, effective March 23, 2020 and 2020, 92 Secs. 15 to 17 effective June 5, 2020 relating to postponing municipal elections in order to address disruptions caused by the outbreak of COVID-19.]

[ Section impacted by 2020, 115, Secs. 6 and 13, effective July 6, 2020 relating to voting in order to address disruptions caused by the outbreak of COVID-19.]

  Section 83. Except where voting machines are used, a voter after marking his ballot shall give his name and, if requested, his residence, to one of the officers in charge of the ballot box who shall distinctly announce the same. If the name is found on the voting list by the election officer, he shall distinctly repeat the name and check it on the voting list; and the voter may then deposit his ballot in the ballot box with the official endorsement uppermost and in sight. No ballot without the official endorsement, except as provided in section sixty-one, shall be deposited in the ballot box.