The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office last week announced 16 proposed laws and one constitutional amendment that could appear on ballots statewide in 2022, including one that would require voters to show identification at polling places.
Currently, voters in Massachusetts do not have to provide identification, according to the Secretary of State website. They just have to give their address.
Proponents of the initiative now have to acquire 80,239 signatures from registered voters by Dec. 1, which will then be sent to the Legislature to be enacted by May 4, 2022. If the Legislature doesn’t act on the proposal, proponents would have to gather an additional 13,374 signatures from registered voters by July 6, 2022.
Tatyana Semyrog, who is spearheading the initiative, said election integrity is at the center of the initiative.