Again demonstrating the public’s strong support for voter ID protections, early voters in Massachusetts were concerned about not being asked to provide identification prior to voting and the opportunity it provided for vote fraud. State law only allows poll workers to ask for a voter’s name:
22News was working to get you answers Friday night after receiving calls and emails from concerned voters, wondering why our cities and towns don’t ask for identification at polling locations.
Holyoke City Clerk Brenna Murphy McGee said state law doesn’t allow polling centers to ask for I.D., unless the resident is considered an “inactive voter.”
She said poll workers ask for your first and last name, and so long as you’re the only one with that name, the state doesn’t require anyone to ask for your address as verification.