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Senate. Comm. on Amending Election Laws. Report, 1827
Senate No. 9 On January 6, 1827, A committee was created to study the election laws to see if changes were needed. Their undated report included an
act. Some classes were deprived of the right to vote, especially those who did not pay taxes because of age, infirmity, or poverty. Professors and
ministers had been removed from the tax rolls as a benefit to them, so they can't vote, either. That was not a good situation, so the act began on p.
6: An act in addition to an act regulating elections and declaring the qualifications of voters in Town affairs. Every citizen who met the
constitutional qualifications to vote, unless he had been declared a pauper or was under guardianship, should be added to the election rolls. A fine was
levied on any Town official who refused to do so. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   Commonwealth of Massachusetts : in Senate Jan. 6, 1827 : ordered that Messrs. Richardson, Fiske, from Norfolk, and Austin be a committee to consider the expediency of altering or amending the laws regulating elections and declaring the qualifications of voters with leave to report by bill or otherwise ... .
OCLC Number:   1360434979
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