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H Amdt 11 - Requires Photo Identification to Vote - Key Vote

Massachusetts Key Votes

John Fresolo voted Nay (Amendment Vote) on this Amendment.

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Amendment - Amendment Adopted (House) (105-43) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to HB 4123 that requires individuals to present photo identification prior to voting.

Highlights:
  • Requires voters to provide “valid photo identification” when voting in elections, whereas existing law allows voters to cast a ballot without any identification (Sec. 76).
  • Defines “valid photo identification” as a document that (Sec. 76):
    • Shows the name of the voter and the name conforms to the name on the voter's registration;
    • Shows a photograph of the voter;
    • Shows an expiration date;
    • Is not expired; and
    • Was issued by the commonwealth of Massachusetts or the government of the United States.
  • Authorizes a voter, without valid photo identification, to cast a provisional ballot and provide identification to the clerk or elections board of their municipality within 8 business days or forfeit the vote (Sec. 76).
Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Photo Identification to Vote

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