Proposed Regulations

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The office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth will be holding a hearing for public review and comment concerning emergency amendments to 950 C.M.R. § 57.04. This proposed regulation serves to increase voter registration in the Commonwealth by amending 950 C.M.R. § 57.04 to permit the Secretary of the Commonwealth to make voter registration forms available for citizens to access and populate online, then print and sign before mailing to their local election offices.

The hearing will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in the 17th floor conference room of the Office of the Secretary, One Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02108. Also, written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on September 4, 2012. Written submissions should be delivered to:

Rebecca S. Murray, Associate Legal Counsel
Elections Division
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
One Ashburton Place, Room 1705
Boston, MA 02108

Copies of the regulations may be obtained on the Elections Division website at: