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2020Nov 3 1 This proposed law would require that motor vehicle owners and independent repair facilities be provided with expanded access to mechanical data related to vehicle maintenance and repair. Starting with model year 2022, the proposed law would require manufacturers of motor vehicles sold in Massach...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
32,258 80.4%
7,824 19.6%
Blank Votes 2,283  
Spoiled Votes 14  
Total Votes Cast 40,082  
Total Ballots Cast 42,379  
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2020Nov 3 2 This proposed law would implement a voting system known as “ranked-choice voting,” in which voters rank one or more candidates by order of preference. Ranked-choice voting would be used in primary and general elections for all Massachusetts statewide offices, state legislative offices, federal ...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
30,763 75.9%
9,776 24.1%
Blank Votes 1,821  
Spoiled Votes 19  
Total Votes Cast 40,539  
Total Ballots Cast 42,379  
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2020Nov 3 3 Shall the representative for this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would require Massachusetts to achieve 100% renewable energy use within the next two decades, starting immediately and making significant progress within the first five years while protecting impacted worke...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
19,774 89.1%
2,383 10.9%
Blank Votes 1,930  
Spoiled Votes 6  
Total Votes Cast 22,157  
Total Ballots Cast 24,093  
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2020Nov 3 4 Shall the representative for this district be instructed to vote in favor of changes to the applicable House of Representative rules to make the results of all the votes in that body’s Legislative committees publicly available on the Legislature’s website? See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
20,704 89.1%
1,250 10.9%
Blank Votes 2,133  
Spoiled Votes 6  
Total Votes Cast 21,954  
Total Ballots Cast 24,093  
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2016Nov 8 1 This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license, which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for the addi...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
10,335 26.6%
28,463 73.4%
Blank Votes 2,076  
Total Votes Cast 38,798  
Total Ballots Cast 40,874  
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2016Nov 8 2 This proposed law would allow the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to approve up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter schools each year. Approvals under this law could expand statewide charter school enrollment by up to 1% of the total statewide pub...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,518 29.3%
27,832 70.7%
Blank Votes 1,524  
Total Votes Cast 39,350  
Total Ballots Cast 40,874  
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2016Nov 8 3 This proposed law would prohibit any farm owner or operator from knowingly confining any breeding pig, calf raised for veal, or egg-laying hen in a way that prevents the animal from lying down, standing up, fully extending its limbs, or turning around freely. The proposed law would also prohibit any...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
33,181 84.0%
6,310 16.0%
Blank Votes 1,383  
Total Votes Cast 39,491  
Total Ballots Cast 40,874  
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2016Nov 8 4 The proposed law would permit the possession, use, distribution, and cultivation of marijuana in limited amounts by persons age 21 and older and would remove criminal penalties for such activities. It would provide for the regulation of commerce in marijuana, marijuana accessories, and marijuana pro...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
30,099 75.7%
9,684 24.3%
Blank Votes 1,091  
Total Votes Cast 39,783  
Total Ballots Cast 40,874  
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2016Nov 8 5 Shall the City of Somerville be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond(s) issued in order to design, engineer, construct, and equip the new Somerville High School?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
26,752 72.1%
10,374 27.9%
Blank Votes 3,748  
Total Votes Cast 37,126  
Total Ballots Cast 40,874  
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2014Nov 4 1 This proposed law would eliminate the requirement that the state's gasoline tax, which was 24 cents per gallon as of September 2013, (1) be adjusted every year by the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index over the preceding year, but (2) not be adjusted below 21.5 cents per gallon.See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
6,848 32.2%
14,403 67.8%
Blank Votes 1,593  
Total Votes Cast 21,251  
Total Ballots Cast 22,844  
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2014Nov 4 2 This proposed law would expand the state's beverage container deposit law, also known as the Bottle Bill, to require deposits on containers for all non-alcoholic non-carbonated drinks in liquid form intended for human consumption, except beverages primarily derived from dairy products, infant formul...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,988 54.3%
10,073 45.7%
Blank Votes 783  
Total Votes Cast 22,061  
Total Ballots Cast 22,844  
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2014Nov 4 3 This proposed law would (1) prohibit the Massachusetts Gaming Commission from issuing any license for a casino or other gaming establishment with table games and slot machines, or any license for a gaming establishment with slot machines; (2) prohibit any such casino or slots gaming under any such l...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
12,427 56.7%
9,509 43.4%
Blank Votes 908  
Total Votes Cast 21,936  
Total Ballots Cast 22,844  
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2014Nov 4 4 This proposed law would entitle employees in Massachusetts to earn and use sick time according to certain conditions. Employees who work for employers having eleven or more employees could earn and use up to 40 hours of paid sick time per calendar year, while employees working for smaller employ...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
17,833 81.0%
4,183 19.0%
Blank Votes 828  
Total Votes Cast 22,016  
Total Ballots Cast 22,844  
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2012Nov 6 1 This proposed law would prohibit any motor vehicle manufacturer, starting with model year 2015, from selling or leasing, either directly or through a dealer, a new motor vehicle without allowing the owner to have access to the same diagnostic and repair information made available to the manufacturer...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
27,061 85.7%
4,505 14.3%
Blank Votes 3,924  
Total Votes Cast 31,566  
Total Ballots Cast 35,490  
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2012Nov 6 2 This proposed law would allow a physician licensed in Massachusetts to prescribe medication, at a terminally ill patient's request, to end that patient's life. To qualify, a patient would have to be an adult resident who (1) is medically determined to be mentally capable of making and communicating ...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
21,453 64.2%
11,971 35.8%
Blank Votes 2,066  
Total Votes Cast 33,424  
Total Ballots Cast 35,490  
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2012Nov 6 3 This proposed law would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. To qualify, a patient must have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition, such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV-positive status or AIDS, hepatitis C, Crohn's disease, Par...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
26,013 77.9%
7,390 22.1%
Blank Votes 2,087  
Total Votes Cast 33,403  
Total Ballots Cast 35,490  
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2012Nov 6 5 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food, and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by inves...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
24,897 82.4%
5,310 17.6%
Blank Votes 5,283  
Total Votes Cast 30,207  
Total Ballots Cast 35,490  
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2012Nov 6 6 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
23,883 78.0%
6,756 22.1%
Blank Votes 4,851  
Total Votes Cast 30,639  
Total Ballots Cast 35,490  
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2012Nov 6 7 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
25,196 83.5%
4,991 16.5%
Blank Votes 5,303  
Total Votes Cast 30,187  
Total Ballots Cast 35,490  
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2012Nov 6 4 The Community Preservation Act (hereinafter "The Act") establishes a dedicated funding source to enable cities and towns to: (1) acquire, create and preserve open space, including land for parks, recreational uses and conservation areas; (2) acquire, preserve, rehabilitate, and restore historic reso...See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
24,616 76.1%
7,742 23.9%
Blank Votes 3,132  
Total Votes Cast 32,358  
Total Ballots Cast 35,490  
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2010Nov 2 1 SUMMARY This proposed law would remove the Massachusetts sales tax on alcoholic beverages and alcohol, where the sale of such beverages and alcohol or their importation into the state is already subject to a separate excise tax under state law. The proposed law would take effect on January 1, 2011. ...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
7,014 33.0%
14,261 67.0%
Blank Votes 1,736  
Total Votes Cast 21,275  
Total Ballots Cast 23,011  
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2010Nov 2 2 This proposed law would repeal an existing state law that allows a qualified organization wishing to build government-subsidized housing that includes low- or moderate-income units to apply for a single comprehensive permit from a city or town's zoning board of appeals (ZBA), instead of separate per...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
5,341 25.3%
15,805 74.7%
Blank Votes 1,865  
Total Votes Cast 21,146  
Total Ballots Cast 23,011  
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2010Nov 2 3 This proposed law would reduce the state sales and use tax rates (which were 6.25% as of September 2009) to 3% as of January 1, 2011. It would make the same reduction in the rate used to determine the amount to be deposited with the state Commissioner of the Revenue by non-resident building contract...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
5,670 25.6%
16,465 74.4%
Blank Votes 876  
Total Votes Cast 22,135  
Total Ballots Cast 23,011  
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2010Nov 2 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a non-binding resolution calling on the federal government to support the right of all people, including non-Jewish Palestinian citizens of Israel, to live free from laws that give more rights to people of one religi...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question 34th Middlesex District
Choice Vote Count %
2,341 55.9%
1,849 44.1%
Blank Votes 1,093  
Total Votes Cast 4,190  
Total Ballots Cast 5,283  
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2008Nov 4 1 This proposed law would reduce the state personal income tax rate to 2.65% for all categories of taxable income for the tax year beginning on or after January 1, 2009, and would eliminate the tax for all tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2010. The personal income tax applies to income re...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
6,359 20.9%
24,759 79.1%
Blank Votes 1,843  
Total Votes Cast 31,118  
Total Ballots Cast 32,961  
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2008Nov 4 2 This proposed law would replace the criminal penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana with a new system of civil penalties, to be enforced by issuing citations, and would exclude information regarding this civil offense from the state's criminal record information system. Offenders...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
24,475 77.6%
7,070 22.4%
Blank Votes 1,516  
Total Votes Cast 31,545  
Total Ballots Cast 33,061  
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2008Nov 4 3 This proposed law would prohibit any dog racing or racing meeting in Massachusetts where any form of betting or wagering on the speed or ability of dogs occurs. The State Racing Commission would be prohibited from accepting or approving any application or request for racing dates for dog racing. ...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
20,327 65.4%
10,751 34.6%
Blank Votes 1,983  
Total Votes Cast 31,078  
Total Ballots Cast 33,061  
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2008Nov 4 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a non-binding resolution calling on the federal government to support the right of all people, including non-Jewish Palestinian citizens of Israel, to live free from laws that give more rights to people of one religi...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
9,157 62.2%
5,569 37.8%
Blank Votes 4,427  
Total Votes Cast 14,726  
Total Ballots Cast 19,153  
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2008Nov 4 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of amending the state Constitution to replace the state Legislature with 100 randomly selected adult residents of the Commonwealth, each serving a one-year term, to be called the Commonwealth Jury and to have all the le...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question 27th Middlesex District
Choice Vote Count %
3,482 23.3%
11,484 76.7%
Blank Votes 4,187  
Total Votes Cast 14,966  
Total Ballots Cast 19,153  
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2006Nov 7 1 This proposed law would allow local licensing authorities to issue licenses for food stores to sell wine. The proposed law defines a "food store" as a retail vendor, such as a grocery store, supermarket, shop, club, outlet, or warehouse-type seller, that sells food to consumers to be eaten elsewhere...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
10,762 52.8%
9,639 47.3%
Blank Votes 1,929  
Total Votes Cast 20,401  
Total Ballots Cast 22,330  
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2006Nov 7 2 This proposed law would allow candidates for public office to be nominated by more than one political party or political designation, to have their names appear on the ballot once for each nomination, and to have their votes counted separately for each nomination but then added together to determine...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,454 43.2%
11,124 56.8%
Blank Votes 2,752  
Total Votes Cast 19,578  
Total Ballots Cast 22,330  
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2006Nov 7 3 This proposed law would allow licensed and other authorized providers of child care in private homes under the state's subsidized child care system to bargain collectively with the relevant state agencies about all terms and conditions of the provision of child care services under the state's child ...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
12,226 63.0%
7,186 37.0%
Blank Votes 2,918  
Total Votes Cast 19,412  
Total Ballots Cast 22,330  
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2006Nov 7 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a non-binding resolution calling on the federal government to support the right of all refugees, including Palestinian refugees, to return to their land of origin?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
5,120 45.1%
6,245 55.0%
Blank Votes 1,793  
Total Votes Cast 11,365  
Total Ballots Cast 13,158  
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2006Nov 7 4 Shall the representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question 27th Middlesex District
Choice Vote Count %
7,610 65.4%
3,925 34.6%
Blank Votes 1,523  
Total Votes Cast 11,535  
Total Ballots Cast 13,058  
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2006Nov 7 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote for resolutions calling on all government entities of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to sell any investments they hold Eighther in Israeli Bonds or in companies that supply military equipment to Israel?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question 27th Middlesex District
Choice Vote Count %
3,536 31.3%
7,754 68.7%
Blank Votes 1,868  
Total Votes Cast 11,290  
Total Ballots Cast 13,158  
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2004Nov 2 1 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a constitutional amendment that would remove the authority to create congressional as from the state Legislature and instead place that responsibility in the hands of an independent commission, subject to strict guid...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
2,640 65.4%
1,396 34.6%
Blank Votes 1,760  
Total Votes Cast 4,036  
Total Ballots Cast 5,796  
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2002Nov 5 1 This proposed law would provide that no income or other gain realized on or after July 1, 2003, would be subject to state personal income tax. That tax applies to income received or gain realized by individuals and married couples, by estates of deceased persons, by certain trustees and other fiduci...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
6,557 33.3%
13,138 66.7%
Blank Votes 2,815  
Total Votes Cast 19,695  
Total Ballots Cast 22,510  
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2002Nov 5 2 This proposed law would replace the current state law providing for transitional bilingual education in public schools with a law requiring that, with limited exceptions, all public school children must be taught English by being taught all subjects in English and being placed in English language cl...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
9,255 89.6%
11,071 10.4%
Blank Votes 2,184  
Total Votes Cast 20,326  
Total Ballots Cast 22,510  
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2002Nov 5 3 Do you support taxpayer money being used to fund political campaigns for public office in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,173 41.1%
11,702 58.9%
Blank Votes 2,635  
Total Votes Cast 19,875  
Total Ballots Cast 22,510  
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2002Nov 5 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would fully implement and fund the state's voter-approved Clean Elections law, which provides a set amount of public funding for candidates who agree to strict fundraising and spending limits?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
2,290 66.2%
1,171 33.8%
Blank Votes 863  
Total Votes Cast 3,461  
Total Ballots Cast 4,324  
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2002Nov 5 4 Shall the representative from this district be instructed not to vote for Thomas F. Finneran of Boston for Speaker of the state House Representatives?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question 26th Middlesex District
Choice Vote Count %
1,859 57.2%
1,389 42.8%
Blank Votes 1,076  
Total Votes Cast 3,248  
Total Ballots Cast 4,324  
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2000Nov 7 1 A YES VOTE would amend the constitution to require that the periodic redrawing of district boundaries for state legislators and governor's councillors use new census data two years earlier than under the current system. A NO VOTE would make no change in the current four-year process for redrawi...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
19,614 74.2%
6,811 25.8%
Blank Votes 2,815  
Total Votes Cast 26,425  
Total Ballots Cast 29,240  
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2000Nov 7 2 A YES VOTE would amend the constitution to limit the voting rights of incarcerated felons. A NO VOTE would make no changes in the voting rights of incarcerated felons. This proposed constitutional amendment would prohibit persons who are incarcerated in a correctional facility due to a felony...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
12,592 46.5%
14,519 53.6%
Blank Votes 2,129  
Total Votes Cast 27,111  
Total Ballots Cast 29,240  
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2000Nov 7 3 A YES VOTE would prohibit dog races where betting or wagering occurs. A NO VOTE would make no change in the laws governing dog racing. This proposed law would prohibit in Massachusetts any dog racing or racing meeting where any form of betting or wagering on the speed or ability of dogs occu...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
16,110 58.7%
11,337 41.3%
Blank Votes 1,793  
Total Votes Cast 27,447  
Total Ballots Cast 29,240  
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2000Nov 7 4 A YES VOTE would reduce the state personal income tax rate in steps over three years to 5% A NO VOTE would make no change in the state income tax laws. This proposed law would repeal the law setting the state personal income tax rate on Part B taxable income (such as wages and salaries), whi...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,638 42.1%
15,994 57.9%
Blank Votes 1,608  
Total Votes Cast 27,632  
Total Ballots Cast 29,240  
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2000Nov 7 5 A YES VOTE would require health insurance carriers to guarantee certain rights to their patients and governing health insurance and health care. providers, and it would prohibit the conversion of non-profit hospitals, HMOs, and health insurers into for profit entities until a system is created to pr...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
15,379 56.6%
11,790 43.4%
Blank Votes 2,071  
Total Votes Cast 27,169  
Total Ballots Cast 29,240  
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2000Nov 7 6 A YES VOTE would allow a state personal income tax or corporate excise tax credit for Massachusetts tolls and motor vehicle excise taxes. A NO VOTE would make no change in the state tax laws. This proposed law would allow a state personal income taxpayer a tax credit equal to the amount of to...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,567 31.3%
18,785 68.7%
Blank Votes 1,888  
Total Votes Cast 27,352  
Total Ballots Cast 29,240  
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2000Nov 7 7 A YES VOTE would create a state income tax deduction for charitable contributions. A NO VOTE would make no change in the state income tax laws. This proposed law would allow taxpayers who give to charity a state personal income tax deduction for those charitable contributions. A taxpayer cou...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
18,612 69.2%
8,285 30.8%
Blank Votes 2,343  
Total Votes Cast 26,897  
Total Ballots Cast 29,240  
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2000Nov 7 8 A YES VOTE would change state laws governing drug-dependency treatment and fines paid and money and property forfeited in connection with drug crimes. A NO VOTE would make no change in the laws governing drug-dependency treatment and fines and forfeitures based on drug crimes. This proposed ...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
17,325 64.6%
9,495 35.4%
Blank Votes 2,420  
Total Votes Cast 26,820  
Total Ballots Cast 29,240  
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2000Nov 7 10 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would end all medical and psychological experiments on nonhuman primates in Massachusetts?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
1,574 43.1%
2,079 56.9%
Blank Votes 1,114  
Total Votes Cast 3,653  
Total Ballots Cast 4,767  
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2000Nov 7 9 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would make possession of less than one ounce of marijuana a civll violation, subject to a fine of no more than $100 and not subject to any criminal penalties?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question 2nd Middlesex District
Choice Vote Count %
14,945 67.5%
7,204 32.5%
Blank Votes 5,091  
Total Votes Cast 22,149  
Total Ballots Cast 27,240  
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2000Nov 7 9 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would end all medical and psychological experiments on nonhuman primate in Massachusetts?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question 26th Middlesex District
Choice Vote Count %
642 43.4%
838 56.6%
Blank Votes 520  
Total Votes Cast 1,480  
Total Ballots Cast 2,000  
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2000Nov 7 10 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that equitably invests state funds in local public schools; reduces class size; excludes use of voucher programs that shift funds away from public education; bars for-profit schools from public funding; s...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question 27th Middlesex District
Choice Vote Count %
9,230 74.2%
3,211 25.8%
Blank Votes 2,885  
Total Votes Cast 12,441  
Total Ballots Cast 15,326  
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1999Nov 2 1 Do you favor legislation to create a system of universal health care in Massachusetts that provides all Massachusetts residents with comprehensive health care coverage (including the freedom to choose doctors and other health care professionals, facilities and services) and eliminates the role ...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
7,148 84.2%
1,338 15.8%
Blank Votes 2,317  
Total Votes Cast 8,486  
Total Ballots Cast 10,803  
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1998Nov 3 1 This proposed constitutional amendment would prohibit the state Legislature from changing the base compensation received by members of the Legislature as of January 1, 1996. As of the first Wednesday in January of 2001, and every second year thereafter, the base compensation would be increased o...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
12,015 69.8%
5,202 30.2%
Blank Votes 2,959  
Total Votes Cast 17,217  
Total Ballots Cast 20,176  
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1998Nov 3 2 This proposed law would create a new voluntary system allowing candidates for state office who agree to campaign spending limits and $100 contribution limits to receive a set amount of public funds for their campaigns, starting with the 2002 election. The proposed law would also limit transfers of m...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
13,202 72.7%
4,952 27.3%
Blank Votes 2,022  
Total Votes Cast 18,154  
Total Ballots Cast 20,176  
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1998Nov 3 3 This proposed law would change the state income tax rate on interest and dividend income, which was 12% as of September 1997, to whatever rate applies to Part B taxable income (such as wages and salaries), which was 5.95% as of September 1997. The change would take effect starting in tax year 2000. ...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
12,968 72.1%
5,029 27.9%
Blank Votes 2,179  
Total Votes Cast 17,997  
Total Ballots Cast 20,176  
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1998Nov 3 4 The law changes the state's electric utility industry. Starting in March 1998, instead of buying power from the utility that owns the power lines, customers may choose to buy power from separate generating companies competing with each other to sell power to be delivered by the existing utility. Cus...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
12,455 67.0%
6,146 33.0%
Blank Votes 1,575  
Total Votes Cast 18,601  
Total Ballots Cast 20,176  
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1996Nov 5 1 This proposed law would prohibit the use of certain traps for fur-bearing mammals, prohibit certain methods of hunting bear or bobcat, and eliminates some restrictions on who may serve on the state Fisheries and Wildlife Board. The proposed law would prohibit the use, setting, manufacture, or pos...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
18,370 79.2%
4,819 20.8%
Blank Votes 3,832  
Total Votes Cast 23,189  
Total Ballots Cast 27,021  
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1994Nov 8 1 This proposed law would limit the way in which business and certain nonprofit corporations could contribute to and spend money on campaigns involving an initiative, referendum or other question submitted to the voters at a state or local election. The proposed law would require ballot committees org...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
9,796 47.3%
10,918 52.7%
Blank Votes 1,575  
Total Votes Cast 20,714  
Total Ballots Cast 22,289  
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1994Nov 8 2 This law requires drivers and passengers in certain motor vehicles on public ways to wear properly adjusted and fastened safety belts. The law applies to persons driving or riding in private passenger motor vehicles or riding in vanpool vehicles or trucks under 18,000 pounds. It also applies to empl...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
12,539 59.4%
8,577 40.6%
Blank Votes 1,173  
Total Votes Cast 21,116  
Total Ballots Cast 22,289  
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1994Nov 8 3 This law eliminates one of the two ways in which students may authorize fees to be assessed on tuition bills at state-operated colleges and universities to support nonpartisan student organizations that attempt to influence state legislation. The law applies to community and state colleges and th...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,843 44.5%
11,015 55.5%
Blank Votes 2,431  
Total Votes Cast 19,858  
Total Ballots Cast 22,289  
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1994Nov 8 4 This proposed law would prevent the name of a person from being printed on a state primary or general election ballot as a candidate for one of a number of specified state and federal public offices, if the person had already served a certain number of consecutive terms in that office within a fixed...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,959 43.5%
11,616 56.5%
Blank Votes 1,714  
Total Votes Cast 20,575  
Total Ballots Cast 22,289  
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1994Nov 8 5 This proposed law would allow retail stores to open any time on Sundays and on the legal holidays of Memorial Day, July Fourth, and Labor Day. It would not affect current restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays and these holidays. Store openings under the proposed law would be req...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
10,621 50.9%
10,245 49.1%
Blank Votes 1,423  
Total Votes Cast 20,866  
Total Ballots Cast 22,289  
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1994Nov 8 6 This proposed constitutional amendment would require Massachusetts income tax rates to be graduated, in order to distribute the burden of tax fairly and equitably. The proposed amendment would require the rates for taxpayers in higher income brackets to be higher than the rates for taxpayers in lowe...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,834 42.5%
11,941 57.5%
Blank Votes 1,514  
Total Votes Cast 20,775  
Total Ballots Cast 22,289  
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1994Nov 8 7 This proposed law would change the state personal income tax laws if a proposed amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution requiring income tax rates to be graduated is approved at the 1994 state election. This proposed law would (1) set graduated income tax rates to replace the existing tax rate s...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,644 41.8%
12,046 58.2%
Blank Votes 1,599  
Total Votes Cast 20,690  
Total Ballots Cast 22,289  
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1994Nov 8 8 This proposed law would increase the portion of gasoline tax revenue that would be credited to the state Highway Fund; prohibit the transfer of money from the Highway Fund to other state funds for other purposes; declare that citizens have a right to a safe and efficient public highway, road and bri...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
13,861 68.3%
6,422 31.7%
Blank Votes 2,006  
Total Votes Cast 20,283  
Total Ballots Cast 22,289  
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1994Nov 8 9 This proposed law would prohibit rent control for most privately owned housing units in Massachusetts, and would nullify certain existing rent control laws, except that cities and towns would be authorized to adopt a restricted form of rent control for a six month period, after which compliance by p...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
10,633 50.8%
10,304 49.2%
Blank Votes 1,352  
Total Votes Cast 20,937  
Total Ballots Cast 22,289  
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1994Nov 8 10 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed not to vote for William M. Bulger of Boston for President of the State Senate?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
434 49.2%
448 50.8%
Blank Votes 664  
Total Votes Cast 882  
Total Ballots Cast 1,546  
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1994Nov 8 11 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote for legislation establishing a single payer health care system for Massachusetts, each time such a bill is presented? The single payer system would: Provide the same comprehensive health care coverage to all residents without discr...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
555 61.7%
345 38.3%
Blank Votes 646  
Total Votes Cast 900  
Total Ballots Cast 1,546  
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1992Nov 3 1 This proposed law would establish a Health Protection Fund to pay for health programs relating to tobacco use, including distribution of information about tobacco use, to be financed by a new excise tax on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. The Health Protection Fund would be used, subject to appropr...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
16,812 57.8%
12,283 42.2%
Blank Votes 1,654  
Total Votes Cast 29,095  
Total Ballots Cast 30,749  
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1992Nov 3 2 This proposed law would require certain banks, insurance companies and publicly-traded corporations to file annual reports with the Massachusetts Secretary of State listing information from their state tax returns, including profit, income, corporate income tax due, deductions, exemptions and credit...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
16,538 62.0%
10,135 38.0%
Blank Votes 4,076  
Total Votes Cast 26,673  
Total Ballots Cast 30,749  
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1992Nov 3 3 This proposed law would require all packaging used in Massachusetts on or after July 1,1996 to be reduced in size, reusable, or made of materials that have been or could be recycled. The proposed law would provide for exemptions for health, safety, and other reasons and would establish penalties for...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
15,144 52.2%
13,863 47.8%
Blank Votes 1,742  
Total Votes Cast 29,007  
Total Ballots Cast 30,749  
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1992Nov 3 4 This proposed law would impose an excise tax on oil, toxic chemicals, and other hazardous substances, and would direct that the money raised, along with the fees paid by hazardous waste transporters and specific revenues under other state laws, be deposited in the state Environmental Challenge Fund....See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
14,383 52.5%
13,038 47.6%
Blank Votes 3,328  
Total Votes Cast 27,421  
Total Ballots Cast 30,749  
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1992Nov 3 5 29TH DISTRICT ONLY Shall the representative from this district be instructed to vote, each time such a bill is presented for legislation setting up a single payer health care system in Massachusetts? Such a system shall: provide the same comprehensive health coverage to all residents, with consumer ...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question 29th Middlesex District
Choice Vote Count %
4,208 69.5%
1,848 30.5%
Blank Votes 1,624  
Total Votes Cast 6,056  
Total Ballots Cast 7,680  
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1990Nov 6 1 The proposed constitutional amendment would repeal the constitutional provision that a state census be taken and used as the basis for determining state representative, senatorial and councilor districts. The proposed constitutional amendment would provide that the federal census shall be the basis...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
18,412 75.0%
6,132 25.0%
Blank Votes 2,629  
Total Votes Cast 24,544  
Total Ballots Cast 27,173  
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1990Nov 6 2 The proposed law would place restrictions on the State's use of consultants. It would place various limits on the amount of profit, overhead charges and expenses that the State could pay consultants. It would limit the duration of consultant contracts to two years and any extension to one year, and ...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,955 34.8%
16,747 65.2%
Blank Votes 1,471  
Total Votes Cast 25,702  
Total Ballots Cast 27,173  
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1990Nov 6 3 This proposed law would change the state income tax rate, affect language contained in certain tax provisions, and regulate the setting of fees by state agencies and authorities. The proposed law would set the state income tax rate on Part B taxable income (in general, earned income) at 4.25% for...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,398 31.9%
17,915 68.1%
Blank Votes 860  
Total Votes Cast 26,313  
Total Ballots Cast 27,173  
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1990Nov 6 4 This proposed law would change the state election laws governing the establishment of political parties and the nomination of candidates. The proposed law would allow voters to register under a political designation other than "Independent" and in addition to the two political parties previously ...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
14,326 58.5%
10,175 41.5%
Blank Votes 2,672  
Total Votes Cast 24,501  
Total Ballots Cast 27,173  
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1990Nov 6 5 This proposed law would regulate the distribution to cities and towns of the Local Aid Fund, which consists of at least 40% of the revenue generated by the state income, sales, and corporate taxes, as well as the balance of the State Lottery Fund. Subject to appropriation by the legislature, the ...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,236 46.2%
13,064 53.8%
Blank Votes 2,873  
Total Votes Cast 24,300  
Total Ballots Cast 27,173  
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1990Nov 6 6 Small radio and television broadcast outlets be required to give free and equal time to all certified candidates for public office in the commonwealth?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
14,644 61.1%
9,309 38.9%
Blank Votes 3,220  
Total Votes Cast 23,953  
Total Ballots Cast 27,173  
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1990Nov 6 7 Shall Middlesex County elect to transfer to the Commonwealth all right, title and interest held by said county in: A. The Superior Court House building and land in Lowell, Massachusetts B. The Superior Court House building and land in Cambridge, Massachusetts C. The Probate Court/Registr...See Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
8,589 43.4%
11,210 56.6%
Blank Votes 7,374  
Total Votes Cast 19,799  
Total Ballots Cast 27,173  
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1988Nov 8 1 The law provides a salary increase, effective January 7, 1987, for the members of the legislature and certain constitutional officers of the Commonwealth. Beginning at a base salary of $30,000, each member of the legislature will receive a salary increase under the law equal to the compounded per...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
7,135 24.3%
22,234 75.7%
Blank Votes 2,442  
Total Votes Cast 29,369  
Total Ballots Cast 31,811  
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1988Nov 8 2 The proposed law would repeal state law requiring that the wages, including payment to health and welfare plans, paid to persons employed in the construction of public works be no less than the wages paid locally under existing collective bargaining agreements and understandings, or by the municipal...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,831 29.1%
21,483 70.9%
Blank Votes 1,497  
Total Votes Cast 30,314  
Total Ballots Cast 31,811  
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1988Nov 8 3 The proposed law would require the Commissioner of the Department of Food and Agriculture to issue regulations to ensure that farm animals are maintained in good health and that cruel or inhumane practices are not used in the raising, handling or transportation of farm animals. The Commissioner w...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,091 37.7%
18,302 62.3%
Blank Votes 2,418  
Total Votes Cast 29,393  
Total Ballots Cast 31,811  
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1988Nov 8 4 The proposed law would provide that, after July 4, 1989, there shall be no further generation of electric power by commercial nuclear power plants in the Commonwealth by means which result in the production of nuclear waste.See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
12,416 41.1%
17,801 58.9%
Blank Votes 1,594  
Total Votes Cast 30,217  
Total Ballots Cast 31,811  
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1988Nov 8 5 Shall the Representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President of the United States to achieve peace in the Middle East by: demanding that Israel end its violations of Palestinian human rights and its occupation of the West Bank and...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
3,748 54.5%
3,132 45.5%
Blank Votes 1,248  
Total Votes Cast 6,880  
Total Ballots Cast 8,128  
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1986Nov 4 1 The proposed constitutional amendment would allow the legislature to prohibit or regulate abortions to the extent permitted by the United States Constitution. It would also provide that the state constitution does not require public or private funding of abortions, or the provision of services or fa...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,841 40.0%
13,283 60.0%
Blank Votes 1,666  
Total Votes Cast 22,124  
Total Ballots Cast 23,790  
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1986Nov 4 2 The proposed constitutional amendment would allow the expenditure of public funds for private schools and private school students. It would remove prmary and secondary schools from the list on nonpublic institutions barred from receiving public aid and would allow public money, property, or loans of...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
7,482 33.9%
14,614 66.1%
Blank Votes 1,694  
Total Votes Cast 22,096  
Total Ballots Cast 23,790  
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1986Nov 4 3 The proposed law would reduce and then repeal the 7 1/2% surtax on Massachusetts state income taxes and would limit state tax revenue growth to the level of growth in total wages and salaries of the citizens of the state. It would set the rate of the surtax on Massachusetts state income taxes at ...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
9,371 44.7%
11,598 55.3%
Blank Votes 2,821  
Total Votes Cast 20,969  
Total Ballots Cast 23,790  
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1986Nov 4 4 The proposed law would require the state Department of Environmental Quality Engineering (DEQE) to search for sites in the Commonwealth where oil or hazardous materials have been disposed of and to take all steps necessary to clean up those sites within specified time limits, Provisions are made for...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
16,330 79.3%
4,269 20.7%
Blank Votes 3,191  
Total Votes Cast 20,599  
Total Ballots Cast 23,790  
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1986Nov 4 5 The law requires all drivers and passengers to wear properly adjusted and fastened safety belts while traveling in motor vehicles on public ways. It does not apply to: children under five years old who are required by another law to wear safety belts or be restrained in safety car seats; passengers ...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
9,841 44.4%
12,347 55.7%
Blank Votes 1,602  
Total Votes Cast 22,188  
Total Ballots Cast 23,790  
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1986Nov 4 6 The proposed law would provide a system of voter registration by mail applicable to all qualified voters and would eliminate statutory provisions permitting certain persons to vote only for presidential electors. Under this proposed law, the State Secretary would be required to prepare blank form...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
9,558 45.5%
11,429 54.5%
Blank Votes 2,803  
Total Votes Cast 20,987  
Total Ballots Cast 23,790  
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1986Nov 4 7 Shall the Commonwealth of Massachusetts urge the United States Congress to enact a national health program which provides high quality comprehensive personal health care including preventive curative and occupational health services; is universal in coverage, community controlled, nationally organiz...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
16,161 77.5%
4,698 22.5%
Blank Votes 2,931  
Total Votes Cast 20,859  
Total Ballots Cast 23,790  
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1986Nov 4 8 Shall the Commonwealth of Massachusetts urge the President of the United States and the United States Congress to enact a national acid rain control program which would require a fifty percent reduction in total national sulfur dioxide emissions by the year nineteen hundred and ninety-five and which...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
17,420 84.6%
3,183 15.5%
Blank Votes 3,187  
Total Votes Cast 20,603  
Total Ballots Cast 23,790  
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1986Nov 4 A Shall a charter study commission be created to study the present governmental structure of Middlesex county to consider and make findings concerning the form of government and make recommendations thereon?See Details » Referendum Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
11,681 68.1%
5,470 31.9%
Blank Votes 6,639  
Total Votes Cast 17,151  
Total Ballots Cast 23,790  
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1984Nov 6 1 Shall the Representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the United States Congress and the President of the United States to immediately withdraw any and all troops and military advisors from El Salvador and Honduras; to stop any and all military aid t...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
19,206 72.0%
7,481 28.0%
Blank Votes 6,141  
Total Votes Cast 26,687  
Total Ballots Cast 32,828  
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1984May 15 Shall the City of Somerville be allowed to exempt from the tax limitations of General Laws chapter 59, section 21C, the amounts required to pay the city's share of the cost of the principal and interest on bonds or notes issued by the city for the consolidated public school project authorized by an ...See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
741 28.0%
1,903 72.0%
Blank Votes 10  
Total Votes Cast 2,644  
Total Ballots Cast 2,654  
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1983Nov 8 1 Shall the people of Somerville declare the city of Somerville to be a Nuclear Free Zone and thereby prohibit the design, production, storage, transportation of deployment of nuclear weapons and/ or any device, the primary function of which is to contribute to the operation of a nuclear weapon?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
9,388 57.6%
6,919 42.4%
Blank Votes 2,539  
Total Votes Cast 16,307  
Total Ballots Cast 18,846  
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1983Nov 8 2 Shall the Somerville elected officials be directed to lobby to obtain more State Aid for the City of Somerville to directly fund education and youth services and to increase State Aid by eliminating those corporation tax breaks that do not benefit the citizens of the Commonwealth?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
13,373 83.9%
2,563 16.1%
Blank Votes 2,910  
Total Votes Cast 15,936  
Total Ballots Cast 18,846  
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1983Nov 8 3 Shall the board of assessors consist of three full time professionally qualified members who shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Board of Alderman?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
8,116 50.6%
7,939 49.5%
Blank Votes 2,791  
Total Votes Cast 16,055  
Total Ballots Cast 18,846  
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1982Nov 2 1 The proposed constitutional amendment would remove the present constitutional prohibition against the use of public funds to aid or maintain private primary or secondary schools. It would permit the Commonwealth, cities and towns to make public funds available to pupils attending private primary ...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,211 48.6%
11,876 51.4%
Blank Votes 3,624  
Total Votes Cast 23,087  
Total Ballots Cast 26,711  
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1982Nov 2 2 The proposed constitutional amendment would allow the legislature to enact laws authorizing the state courts to impose the death penalty on the conviction of crimes to be specified by law. The proposed amendment would provide that no provision of the state constitution may in the future be construed...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
13,127 55.6%
10,495 44.4%
Blank Votes 3,089  
Total Votes Cast 23,622  
Total Ballots Cast 26,711  
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1982Nov 2 3 The proposed law would require that before the construction or operation of any new nuclear power plant or low-level radioactive waste storage or disposal facility in the Commonwealth, the legislature must make certain findings and a majority of voters must approve the new facility at a statewide el...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
16,807 72.9%
6,247 27.1%
Blank Votes 3,657  
Total Votes Cast 23,054  
Total Ballots Cast 26,711  
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1982Nov 2 4 The law requires that a refundable deposit be paid for certain beverage containers sold in Massachusetts. Beverage containers of less than 32 ounces must have a refund value of at least five cents and larger containers a refund value of at least ten cents. This requirement applies to non-biodegra...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
14,796 60.8%
9,560 39.3%
Blank Votes 2,355  
Total Votes Cast 24,356  
Total Ballots Cast 26,711  
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1982Nov 2 5 Shall the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts inform the President and the Congress of the United States that it is the desire of the people of Massachusetts to have the government of the United States work vigorously to negotiate a mutual nuclear weapons moratorium and reduction, with ap...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
18,218 79.3%
4,758 20.7%
Blank Votes 3,735  
Total Votes Cast 22,976  
Total Ballots Cast 26,711  
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1982Nov 2 6 Shall the Senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution requesting the United States and Soviet Union to stop the nuclear arms race, and specifically to adopt a mutual, verifiable freeze on the testing, production and deployment of nuclear weapons and of missiles and new ...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
19,204 82.1%
4,193 17.9%
Blank Votes 3,304  
Total Votes Cast 23,397  
Total Ballots Cast 26,701  
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1980Nov 4 1 The proposed amendment would add a new article to the state Constitution which would prohibit discrimination against handicapped people. It would provide that no otherwise qualified handicapped individual could, on the sole basis of that handicap, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefi...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
20,222 74.7%
6,848 25.3%
Blank Votes 4,656  
Total Votes Cast 27,070  
Total Ballots Cast 31,726  
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1980Nov 4 2 The proposed law would limit certain taxes, and change laws relating to school budgets and compulsory binding arbitration. It would impose a limit on state and local taxes on real estate and personal property equal to 21/2% of the full and fair cash value of the property being taxed. If a locality c...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
15,643 51.8%
14,554 48.2%
Blank Votes 1,529  
Total Votes Cast 30,197  
Total Ballots Cast 31,726  
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1980Nov 4 3 The proposed law would limit local property taxes and state taxes and would provide for increased state aid for local educational purposes. The act would limit local property taxes in the years 1981 through 1984 to the amount levied in the previous year increased by the percentage increase in pe...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
10,824 38.8%
17,110 61.3%
Blank Votes 3,792  
Total Votes Cast 27,934  
Total Ballots Cast 31,726  
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1980Nov 4 4 The law provides for increases in the salaries of members of the legislature and the constitutional officers of the Commonwealth. The law increases salaries of members of the legislature by an annual amount varying from $1,853 to $17,923. The size of the raise conferred on a particular individual...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
3,602 13.1%
23,982 86.9%
Blank Votes 4,142  
Total Votes Cast 27,584  
Total Ballots Cast 31,726  
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1980Nov 4 5 The proposed amendment would limit the power of the legislature to impose certain costs on cities and towns. It would provide that any law which imposes additional costs upon two or more cities or towns by regulating the compensation, hours status, conditions, or benefits of municipal employment wo...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
15,710 62.1%
9,603 37.9%
Blank Votes 6,413  
Total Votes Cast 25,313  
Total Ballots Cast 31,726  
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1980Nov 4 6 The proposed amendment would change the procedure by which the Legislature declares a measure to be an emergency law, making it effective when it is signed by the Governor. The amendment would allow the Legislature to make such a declaration by a voice vote, rather than by a recorded vote, as now re...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,895 34.7%
16,725 65.3%
Blank Votes 6,106  
Total Votes Cast 25,620  
Total Ballots Cast 31,726  
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1980Nov 4 7 Shall the Senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling on the federal government to cease unnecessary spending on new military programs and, instead, to spend the funds for civilian needs such as construction of energy-efficient housing, mass transit, public educ...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
15,498 60.5%
10,102 39.5%
Blank Votes 5,676  
Total Votes Cast 25,600  
Total Ballots Cast 31,276  
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1980Nov 4 8 Thirty First Middlesex District: Shall the Representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation prohibiting the construction or licensing of any new nuclear power plants and providing state programs to encourage building insulation, energy conservation, solar and hydro-ele...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
7,032 60.0%
4,692 40.0%
Blank Votes 2,258  
Total Votes Cast 11,724  
Total Ballots Cast 13,982  
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1979Nov 6 1 Chapter 468 of the General Acts of 1911 brought the position of Chief of Police of the Somerville Police Department under the provision of the Civil Service Law. The question before the voters is whether or not this practice should be continued. If adopted, the revocation would not apply to a presen...See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
8,331 41.1%
11,964 59.0%
Blank Votes 4,618  
Total Votes Cast 20,295  
Total Ballots Cast 24,913  
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1979Nov 6 2 Chapter 91 of the General Acts of 1933 brought the position of Chief Engineer of the Somerville Fire Department (Fire Chief) under the provisions of the Civil Service Law. The Question before the voters is whether or not this practice should be continued. If adopted, the revocation would not apply t...See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
6,781 32.6%
14,054 67.5%
Blank Votes 4,078  
Total Votes Cast 20,835  
Total Ballots Cast 24,913  
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1978Nov 7 1 The proposed constitutional amendment would permit the legislature to establish as many as four different classes of real property for tax purposes. Property in any one class would be required to be assessed, rated and taxed proportionately but property in different classes could be assessed, rated ...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
21,245 88.3%
2,825 11.7%
Blank Votes 1,325  
Total Votes Cast 24,070  
Total Ballots Cast 25,395  
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1978Nov 7 2 The proposed constitutional amendment would allow a governor who had not served in the preceding year as governor to submit a proposed budget to the legislature within eight weeks of the beginning of the legislative session. A governor who had served in the preceding year would still be required to ...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
14,907 73.9%
5,275 26.1%
Blank Votes 5,213  
Total Votes Cast 20,182  
Total Ballots Cast 25,395  
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1978Nov 7 3 The proposed constitutional amendment would require the Secretary of the Commonwealth to send information about questions that will appear on the state election ballot to each person eligible to vote in the Commonwealth, or to every residence in the Commonwealth where one or more eligible voters liv...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
15,371 75.6%
4,958 24.4%
Blank Votes 5,066  
Total Votes Cast 20,329  
Total Ballots Cast 25,395  
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1978Nov 7 4 The proposed constitutional amendment would require that in the taking of the state census, residence be determined in accordance with the standards used by the United States when taking the federal census. Under the federal standards, residence is based upon where a person spends most of his or her...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
14,162 72.1%
5,495 28.0%
Blank Votes 5,738  
Total Votes Cast 19,657  
Total Ballots Cast 25,395  
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1978Nov 7 5 The proposed constitutional amendment would allow a local charter commission 18 months after its election to prepare a charter or charter revision for submission to the voters of a city or town. Presently, the constitution provides that the charter or charter revision be prepared within 10 months of...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
10,784 57.5%
7,975 42.5%
Blank Votes 6,636  
Total Votes Cast 18,759  
Total Ballots Cast 25,395  
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1978Nov 7 6 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in joint sessions of the House of Representatives and Senate of June 11, 1975, by a vote of 175-73, and on September 7, 1977, by a vote of 173-90?See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
15,289 73.8%
5,421 26.2%
Blank Votes 4,685  
Total Votes Cast 20,710  
Total Ballots Cast 25,395  
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1978Nov 7 7 The proposed constitutional amendment would give the legislature the power to establish a different method of property taxation for land which is used for recreational purposes and for land preserved in its natural state. It would add these two categories to the existing constitutional provision whi...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
13,303 67.9%
6,304 32.2%
Blank Votes 5,788  
Total Votes Cast 19,607  
Total Ballots Cast 25,395  
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1978Nov 7 8 Shall the Senator from this District be instructed to vote to approve the passage of a bill requiring the reduction and limitation of local property taxes by substituting revenue from state taxes, and providing that all state and local taxes combined shall not take a larger percentage of the total p...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
14,048 78.4%
3,867 21.6%
Blank Votes 7,480  
Total Votes Cast 17,915  
Total Ballots Cast 25,395  
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1977Nov 8 Although the City Charter has been amended since 1899, there has not been a substantial revision of the Charter since this date and this non-binding advisory question placed on the ballot by the Board of Aldermen and the Mayor seeks to obtain a sense o the people about whether a committee should or ...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
9,656 67.1%
4,726 32.9%
Blank Votes 6,741  
Total Votes Cast 14,382  
Total Ballots Cast 21,123  
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1976Nov 2 1 The proposed amendment would provide that equality under the law may not be denied or abridged on the basis of sex, race, color, creed or national origin. This amendment adds one sentence to Article I of Part the First of the Constitution which now contains a general statement of individual rights, ...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
17,599 61.1%
11,190 38.9%
Blank Votes 3,115  
Total Votes Cast 28,789  
Total Ballots Cast 31,904  
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1976Nov 2 2 The proposed amendment would authorize the legislature to substitute for the present system of flat or uniform personal income tax rates a system of rates graduated according to the total amount of income received. The Legislature would also be authorized to provide for reasonable exemptions, deduct...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
9,903 34.4%
18,875 65.6%
Blank Votes 3,126  
Total Votes Cast 28,778  
Total Ballots Cast 31,904  
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1976Nov 2 3 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in joint sessions of the House of Representatives and Senate of August 15, 1973, by a vote of 259-0, and on May 12, 1976, by a vote of 262-1?See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
15,329 54.3%
12,892 45.7%
Blank Votes 3,683  
Total Votes Cast 28,221  
Total Ballots Cast 31,904  
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1976Nov 2 4 SECTION 1 of the act inserts a new chapter 164B into the General Laws and establishes a Massachusetts Power Authority, a body corporate and politic with seven members appointed by the Governor to staggered six year terms. The Authority is to establish and operate a bulk power supply system to supply...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
6,165 21.8%
22,132 78.2%
Blank Votes 3,607  
Total Votes Cast 28,297  
Total Ballots Cast 31,904  
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1976Nov 2 5 The proposed legislation would prohibit the possession, ownership, or sale of any weapon from which a shot or bullet can be discharged and which has a barrel length of less than sixteen inches. The prohibition would not apply to military personnel, law enforcement officers, federally licensed handgu...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,194 38.5%
17,865 61.5%
Blank Votes 2,845  
Total Votes Cast 29,059  
Total Ballots Cast 31,904  
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1976Nov 2 6 The proposed act would require every beverage container sold or offered for sale in the Commonwealth to have a refund value of at least five (5) cents, and would prohibit the sale of metal beverage containers with flip-tops. It would apply to containers for beer and other malt beverages and to soft ...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
14,624 48.7%
15,409 51.3%
Blank Votes 1,871  
Total Votes Cast 30,033  
Total Ballots Cast 31,904  
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1976Nov 2 7 The proposed act would impose a general requirement that every electric utility company charge a uniform rate per kilowatt hour of electricity. The proposed act would except from this general rule rates charged to other electric utility companies and to residential customers who heat their principle...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,433 38.8%
18,026 61.2%
Blank Votes 2,445  
Total Votes Cast 29,459  
Total Ballots Cast 31,904  
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1976Nov 2 8 The Legislature has placed this question on the ballot in order to determine whether the people favor or oppose the construction of an oil refinery and deep water port in Massachusetts. The vote on this question is not binding on the Legislature. The question deals with the general advisability of s...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
16,707 59.7%
11,275 40.3%
Blank Votes 3,922  
Total Votes Cast 27,982  
Total Ballots Cast 31,904  
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1976Nov 2 9 The Legislature has placed this question on the ballot in order to determine whether the people favor or oppose the Sunday opening of certain retail stores, including package liquor stores. As the law now stands, most retail and all package liquor stores must be closed on Sundays. The vote on this q...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
15,687 53.9%
13,437 46.1%
Blank Votes 2,780  
Total Votes Cast 29,124  
Total Ballots Cast 31,904  
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1975Nov 4 Question "Shall licenses be granted in this City (or town) for the operation, holding or conducting a game commonly called Beano?"See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
18,001 83.4%
3,590 16.6%
Blank Votes 2,555  
Total Votes Cast 21,591  
Total Ballots Cast 24,146  
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1974Nov 5 1 The proposed constitutional amendment, if approved, would replace the present Article 52 of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth and would empower the General Court, by concurrent vote of the two houses, to take a recess or recesses amounting to not more than thirty days...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,901 68.3%
5,520 31.7%
Blank Votes 7,003  
Total Votes Cast 17,421  
Total Ballots Cast 24,424  
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1974Nov 5 2 The proposed constitutional amendment, if approved, would provide for a census in the year 1975 and every tenth year thereafter of the inhabitants of each city and town as a basis for determining the representative, senatorial and councillor districts for the ten year period beginning with the first...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
13,653 78.2%
3,818 21.9%
Blank Votes 6,953  
Total Votes Cast 17,471  
Total Ballots Cast 24,424  
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1974Nov 5 3 The proposed constitutional amendment would repeal section 2 of Article 46 of the Articles of Amendments to the Constitution of the Commonwealth (the "anti-aid amendment ", so-called), and replace it with a new section 2, for the purpose of allowing grants in aid to private higher educational instit...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,325 65.9%
5,858 34.1%
Blank Votes 7,241  
Total Votes Cast 17,183  
Total Ballots Cast 24,424  
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1974Nov 5 4 The proposed constitutional amendment would revise Article 78 of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution to permit the expenditure of money from the highway fund for mass transportation lines and other mass transportation purposes in such manner as the Legislature may direct. The highway fund ...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,667 66.9%
5,773 33.1%
Blank Votes 6,984  
Total Votes Cast 17,440  
Total Ballots Cast 24,424  
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1974Nov 5 5 Provisions of the act establish an independent Corrupt Practices Commission, with five members appointed by the Governor to staggered five year terms. The Commission has subpoena powers and is to investigate, by means of secret hearings, candidates' compliance with all state and federal laws relatin...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,142 64.6%
6,105 35.4%
Blank Votes 7,177  
Total Votes Cast 17,247  
Total Ballots Cast 24,424  
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1974Nov 5 6 Should the General Court enact legislation during the nineteen hundred and seventy-five session reorganizing state government by creating a Department of Health Systems Regulation which shall have the power to administer the medicaid program, control and set rates for nursing homes, hospitals and ot...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
14,972 81.6%
3,367 18.4%
Blank Votes 6,085  
Total Votes Cast 18,339  
Total Ballots Cast 24,424  
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1972Nov 7 1 The proposed amendment would authorize the Legislature to enact a law that agricultural and horticultural lands shall be valued, for taxation purposes, according to their agricultural or horticultural uses. No parcel of land less than five acres which has not been actively devoted to such uses for t...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
17,961 70.1%
7,673 29.9%
Blank Votes 8,446  
Total Votes Cast 25,634  
Total Ballots Cast 34,080  
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1972Nov 7 2 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held June 18, 1969, received 143 votes in the affirmative and 113 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 12...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
21,607 78.5%
5,934 21.6%
Blank Votes 6,539  
Total Votes Cast 27,541  
Total Ballots Cast 34,080  
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1972Nov 7 3 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held June 18, 1969, received 258 votes in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 12, ...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
20,344 77.3%
5,961 22.7%
Blank Votes 7,775  
Total Votes Cast 26,305  
Total Ballots Cast 34,080  
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1972Nov 7 4 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held June 18, 1969, received 264 votes in the affirmative and 1 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 12, ...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
19,659 71.3%
7,900 28.7%
Blank Votes 6,521  
Total Votes Cast 27,559  
Total Ballots Cast 34,080  
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1972Nov 7 5 The proposed amendment would annul Article 49 of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution and substitute a new amendment which declares that the people have the right to clean air and water, freedom from excessive and unnecessary noise, and the natural, scenic, historic and esthetic qualities o...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
22,277 83.7%
4,330 16.3%
Blank Votes 7,473  
Total Votes Cast 26,607  
Total Ballots Cast 34,080  
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1972Nov 7 6 The proposed amendment would authorize but not require, the Legislature to modify the Massachusetts income tax laws by the use of graduated rates instead of the present flat or uniform rates. The Legislature could do this in any one of three ways: 1. Apply a uniform rate or percentage to an indiv...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
10,878 37.0%
18,530 63.0%
Blank Votes 4,672  
Total Votes Cast 29,408  
Total Ballots Cast 34,080  
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1972Nov 7 7 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held June 18, 1969, received 198 votes in the affirmative and 63 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 12,...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
21,919 76.4%
6,765 23.6%
Blank Votes 5,396  
Total Votes Cast 28,684  
Total Ballots Cast 34,080  
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1972Nov 7 9 Shall the voluntary recitation of prayer be authorized in the public schools of the commonwealth?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
25,031 84.6%
4,563 15.4%
Blank Votes 4,486  
Total Votes Cast 29,594  
Total Ballots Cast 34,080  
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1972Nov 7 10 Shall the Representative from this district be instructed to vote to approve the passage of a constitutional amendment reducing the size of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 240 members to 160 members?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
20,455 75.1%
6,772 24.9%
Blank Votes 6,853  
Total Votes Cast 27,227  
Total Ballots Cast 34,080  
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1972Nov 7 8 Do you approve of an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and Seventy-two, entitled "An Act lowering to eighteen years the requirement of a person licensed to sell or allowed to purchase alcoholic beverages?"See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
13,428 47.3%
14,974 52.7%
Blank Votes 5,678  
Total Votes Cast 28,402  
Total Ballots Cast 34,080  
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1971Nov 2 1 Shall licenses be granted in this city for the operation, holding or conducting a game commonly called beano?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
23,062 83.4%
4,598 16.6%
Blank Votes 2,119  
Total Votes Cast 27,660  
Total Ballots Cast 29,779  
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1971Nov 2 2 Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year nineteen hundred and seventy-one entitled 'An Act providing for the funding of certain revenue anticipation notes of the City of Somerville' be accepted?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
15,062 64.9%
8,133 35.1%
Blank Votes 6,584  
Total Votes Cast 23,195  
Total Ballots Cast 29,779  
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1970Nov 3 1 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held July 15, 1968, received 155 votes in the affirmative and 98 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 14,...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
9,115 40.7%
13,293 59.3%
Blank Votes 7,800  
Total Votes Cast 22,408  
Total Ballots Cast 30,208  
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1970Nov 3 2 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held October 9, 1967, received 237 votes in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 14...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
15,212 67.7%
7,258 32.3%
Blank Votes 7,738  
Total Votes Cast 22,470  
Total Ballots Cast 30,208  
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1970Nov 3 3 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held October 9, 1967, received 142 votes in the affirmative and 102 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May ...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
13,181 57.9%
9,576 42.1%
Blank Votes 7,451  
Total Votes Cast 22,757  
Total Ballots Cast 30,208  
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1970Nov 3 4 The proposed amendment to the Constitution amends the existing constitutional provisions which direct the divisions of the Commonwealth into 240 representative districts and 40 senatorial districts. It provides for a census of the inhabitants of each city and town in the Commonwealth in the year 197...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
12,033 62.6%
7,193 37.4%
Blank Votes 10,982  
Total Votes Cast 19,226  
Total Ballots Cast 30,208  
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1970Nov 3 5 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTION. Which one of the following do you prefer with reference to the future course of action by the United States in Vietnam? A. Win a military victory. B. Withdraw our armed forces in accordance with a planned schedule. C. Withdraw all our armed forces immediately.See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
3,821 15.2%
11,697 46.6%
9,571 38.2%
Blank Votes 5,119  
Total Votes Cast 25,089  
Total Ballots Cast 30,208  
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1970Nov 3 6A Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
17,969 73.9%
6,348 26.1%
Blank Votes 5,791  
Total Votes Cast 24,317  
Total Ballots Cast 30,108  
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1970Nov 3 6B Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
17,280 75.9%
5,492 24.1%
Blank Votes 7,436  
Total Votes Cast 22,772  
Total Ballots Cast 30,208  
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1970Nov 3 6C Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
18,787 81.6%
4,247 18.4%
Blank Votes 7,174  
Total Votes Cast 23,034  
Total Ballots Cast 30,208  
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1970Nov 3 6D Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale of all alcoholic beverages by hotels having a dining room capacity of not less than ninety-nine persons and lodging capacity of not less than fifty rooms?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
18,430 80.9%
4,366 19.2%
Blank Votes 7,412  
Total Votes Cast 22,796  
Total Ballots Cast 30,208  
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1968Nov 5 1 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held June 16,1965, received 210 votes in the affirmative and 26 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 10, ...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
18,809 71.4%
7,548 28.6%
Blank Votes 9,114  
Total Votes Cast 26,357  
Total Ballots Cast 35,471  
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1968Nov 5 2 The proposed amendment of the Constitution authorizes the Legislature to impose an income tax graduated according to total income, and authorizes the granting of reasonable exemptions, deductions and abatements, as an alternative to the exercise of the Legislature's existing power to tax income unde...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
9,063 32.9%
18,460 67.1%
Blank Votes 7,948  
Total Votes Cast 27,523  
Total Ballots Cast 35,471  
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1968Nov 5 3 The proposed amendment of the Constitution defines the circumstances in which a Governor's inability to perform his functions shall cause his office to become vacant, and it establishes a procedure for making the necessary determinations. The office will become vacant following a declaration of disa...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
17,562 70.2%
7,453 29.8%
Blank Votes 10,456  
Total Votes Cast 25,015  
Total Ballots Cast 35,471  
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1968Nov 5 4 The proposed law provides that the official ballot in the biennial State election for the year 1970 shall contain a question asking the voters whether there shall be a convention in 1971 to (1) revise, alter or amend the constitution of the Commonwealth on the following subject, insofar as they rela...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
12,710 57.1%
9,551 42.9%
Blank Votes 13,210  
Total Votes Cast 22,261  
Total Ballots Cast 35,471  
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1968Nov 5 6 Shall the commonwealth of Massachusetts retain capital punishment for crime?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
19,075 65.7%
9,959 34.3%
Blank Votes 6,437  
Total Votes Cast 29,034  
Total Ballots Cast 35,471  
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1968Nov 5 5A Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
21,734 73.1%
7,997 26.9%
Blank Votes 5,740  
Total Votes Cast 29,731  
Total Ballots Cast 35,471  
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1968Nov 5 5B Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
21,441 75.4%
6,987 24.6%
Blank Votes 7,043  
Total Votes Cast 28,428  
Total Ballots Cast 35,471  
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1968Nov 5 5C Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
22,982 80.8%
5,467 19.2%
Blank Votes 7,022  
Total Votes Cast 28,449  
Total Ballots Cast 35,471  
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1968Nov 5 5D Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale of all alcoholic beverages by hotels having a dining room capacity of not less than ninety-nine persons and lodging capacity of not less than fifty rooms?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
22,304 79.7%
5,697 20.4%
Blank Votes 7,470  
Total Votes Cast 28,001  
Total Ballots Cast 35,471  
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1967Nov 7 QUESTION: An act authorizing the submission to the voters of the City of Somerville of the question of approving an ordinance relative to the control of dogs. "Do you approve of an ordinance relative to the control of dogs, namely, Article No. 1966-1, Section 12, as amended, of the Code of Ordinance...See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
22,222 82.5%
4,723 17.5%
Blank Votes 1,670  
Total Votes Cast 26,945  
Total Ballots Cast 28,615  
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1966Nov 8 1 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held June 11, 1963, received 228 votes in the affirmative and 29 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 5, ...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
16,985 68.2%
7,910 31.8%
Blank Votes 9,151  
Total Votes Cast 24,895  
Total Ballots Cast 34,046  
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1966Nov 8 2 The proposed amendment provides that the Governor, for the purpose of making certain structural changes in the executive department, may from time to time prepare reorganization plans to be presented to the General Court. If the General Court fails to disapprove a reorganization plan within sixty da...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
17,696 72.3%
6,794 27.7%
Blank Votes 9,556  
Total Votes Cast 24,490  
Total Ballots Cast 34,046  
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1966Nov 8 3 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held June 11, 1963, received 232 votes in the affirmative and 18 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 19,...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
17,503 72.9%
6,522 27.2%
Blank Votes 10,021  
Total Votes Cast 24,025  
Total Ballots Cast 34,046  
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1966Nov 8 4 The proposed amendment confers considerable authority upon cities and towns with respect to the conduct of municipal government, including the authority to adopt, repeal, and amend city and town charters and, in accordance therewith, local ordinance and by-laws. The General Court retains general pow...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
17,949 77.3%
5,281 22.7%
Blank Votes 10,816  
Total Votes Cast 23,230  
Total Ballots Cast 34,046  
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1966Nov 8 5 The Act imposes a temporary tax upon all retail sales of tangible personal property at the rate of three per cent of the selling price. Sales of certain items are exempted from the tax, including but not limited to sales of food products for human use, articles of clothing, prescriptions medicines, ...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
20,802 73.0%
7,684 27.0%
Blank Votes 5,560  
Total Votes Cast 28,486  
Total Ballots Cast 34,046  
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1966Nov 8 6 Do you approve of an act passed by the General Court in the year nineteen hundred and sixty-six, entitled "An Act imposing tax on retail sales, and a temporary tax on retail sales, and a temporary excise upon the storage, use or other consumption, of certain tangible personal property, revising and ...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
16,030 63.6%
9,168 36.4%
Blank Votes 8,848  
Total Votes Cast 25,198  
Total Ballots Cast 34,046  
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1966Nov 8 7A Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
21,298 75.3%
7,005 24.8%
Blank Votes 5,743  
Total Votes Cast 28,303  
Total Ballots Cast 34,046  
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1966Nov 8 7B Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
21,007 77.0%
6,262 23.0%
Blank Votes 6,777  
Total Votes Cast 27,269  
Total Ballots Cast 34,046  
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1966Nov 8 7C Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
22,698 82.5%
4,833 17.6%
Blank Votes 6,515  
Total Votes Cast 27,531  
Total Ballots Cast 34,046  
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1966Nov 8 7D Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale of all alcoholic beverages by hotels having a dining room capacity of not less than ninety-nine persons and lodging capacity of not less than fifty rooms?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
21,758 79.8%
5,495 20.2%
Blank Votes 6,793  
Total Votes Cast 27,253  
Total Ballots Cast 34,046  
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1964Nov 3 1 The proposed amendment provides that the terms of office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Treasurer and Receiver General, Attorney General and Auditor shall be four years. Executive Councillors, Senators, and Representatives shall continue to serve for two years. The ...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
23,507 74.6%
8,008 25.4%
Blank Votes 8,287  
Total Votes Cast 31,515  
Total Ballots Cast 39,802  
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1964Nov 3 2 In the event that any public office, whether elective or appointive, shall become vacant as a result of an enemy attack, the proposed amendment would enable the General Court to provide for prompt and temporary succession to the powers and duties of such offices, and take steps to insure continuity ...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
26,723 88.8%
3,361 11.2%
Blank Votes 9,718  
Total Votes Cast 30,084  
Total Ballots Cast 39,802  
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1964Nov 3 3 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held March 29, 1961, received 251 votes in the affirmative and 0 in the negative and in a joint session of the two branches held May 8, 1...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
21,081 73.9%
7,462 26.1%
Blank Votes 11,259  
Total Votes Cast 28,543  
Total Ballots Cast 39,802  
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1964Nov 3 4 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held July 18, 1962, received 220 votes in the affirmative and 24 in the negative and in a joint session of the two branches held May 8, 1...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
24,162 83.8%
4,659 16.2%
Blank Votes 10,981  
Total Votes Cast 28,821  
Total Ballots Cast 39,802  
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1964Nov 3 5 The proposed measure provides that henceforth appointments in the executive branch of the government shall not require the advice and consent of the Governor's Council. Exceptions to this provision include appointments to the Youth Service Board, Industrial Accident Board, Commission of the Departme...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
18,056 62.9%
10,654 37.1%
Blank Votes 11,092  
Total Votes Cast 28,710  
Total Ballots Cast 39,802  
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1964Nov 3 6 Under the Act, effective as of January 1, 1964, each member of the General Court [...] receive seventy-eight hundred dollars for each regular annual session, the President of [...] and the Speak of the House of Representatives shall each receive the same amount as additional compensation, and the fl...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
10,755 37.7%
17,744 62.3%
Blank Votes 11,303  
Total Votes Cast 28,499  
Total Ballots Cast 39,802  
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1964Nov 3 7A Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
24,168 73.3%
8,803 26.7%
Blank Votes 23,950  
Total Votes Cast 32,971  
Total Ballots Cast 56,921  
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1964Nov 3 7B Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
23,950 75.4%
7,824 24.6%
Blank Votes 8,111  
Total Votes Cast 31,774  
Total Ballots Cast 39,885  
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1964Nov 3 7C Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
26,215 81.4%
6,005 18.6%
Blank Votes 7,582  
Total Votes Cast 32,220  
Total Ballots Cast 39,802  
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1962Nov 6 1 The proposed amendment imposes no new taxes but gives the General Court the power to pass an income tax at graduated or proportioned rates and is a change in the constitutional limitations now in effect on the power of the General Court to pass tax measures. The proposed amendment would add a new Ar...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
5,050 16.2%
26,065 83.8%
Blank Votes 6,913  
Total Votes Cast 31,115  
Total Ballots Cast 38,028  
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1962Nov 6 2 This act increases the compensation each member of the General Court shall receive for each regular annual session from fifty-two hundred dollars to sixty-seven hundred dollars and increases the additional compensation the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
5,448 18.2%
24,542 81.8%
Blank Votes 8,038  
Total Votes Cast 29,990  
Total Ballots Cast 38,028  
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1962Nov 6 4A Shall the pari-mutuel system of betting on licensed horse races be permitted in this county?See Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
22,195 71.1%
9,031 28.9%
Blank Votes 6,802  
Total Votes Cast 31,226  
Total Ballots Cast 38,028  
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1962Nov 6 4B Shall the pari-mutuel system of betting on licensed dog races be permitted in this county?See Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
20,768 69.5%
9,114 30.5%
Blank Votes 8,146  
Total Votes Cast 29,882  
Total Ballots Cast 38,028  
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1962Nov 6 3A Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
22,839 72.0%
8,897 28.0%
Blank Votes 6,292  
Total Votes Cast 31,736  
Total Ballots Cast 38,028  
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1962Nov 6 3B Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
21,394 73.3%
7,783 26.7%
Blank Votes 8,851  
Total Votes Cast 29,177  
Total Ballots Cast 38,028  
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1962Nov 6 3C Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
23,066 79.1%
6,107 20.9%
Blank Votes 8,855  
Total Votes Cast 29,173  
Total Ballots Cast 38,028  
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1960Nov 8 1A Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
29,015 75.8%
9,282 24.2%
Blank Votes 7,082  
Total Votes Cast 38,297  
Total Ballots Cast 45,379  
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1960Nov 8 1B Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
28,279 76.8%
8,523 23.2%
Blank Votes 8,577  
Total Votes Cast 36,802  
Total Ballots Cast 45,379  
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1960Nov 8 1C Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
31,350 83.4%
6,246 16.6%
Blank Votes 7,783  
Total Votes Cast 37,596  
Total Ballots Cast 45,379  
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1958Nov 4 1 The proposed measure provides that every former public employee, other than a judge, who is pensioned or retired for disability, shall report to his retirement authority, annually, his earnings from gainful occupation during the preceding year; and that if such earnings, plus the pension, exceed the...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
18,215 66.9%
9,000 33.1%
Blank Votes 9,168  
Total Votes Cast 27,215  
Total Ballots Cast 36,383  
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1958Nov 4 3A Shall the pari-mutuel system of betting on licensed horse races be permitted in this county?See Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
22,948 74.9%
7,689 25.1%
Blank Votes 5,746  
Total Votes Cast 30,637  
Total Ballots Cast 36,383  
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1958Nov 4 3B Shall the pari-mutuel system of betting on licensed dog races be permitted in this county?See Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
21,636 73.4%
7,853 26.6%
Blank Votes 6,894  
Total Votes Cast 29,489  
Total Ballots Cast 36,383  
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1958Nov 4 2A Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
23,306 75.1%
7,727 24.9%
Blank Votes 5,350  
Total Votes Cast 31,033  
Total Ballots Cast 36,383  
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1958Nov 4 2B Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
21,994 76.0%
6,953 24.0%
Blank Votes 7,346  
Total Votes Cast 28,947  
Total Ballots Cast 36,293  
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1958Nov 4 2C Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
23,603 81.9%
5,202 18.1%
Blank Votes 1,010  
Total Votes Cast 28,805  
Total Ballots Cast 29,815  
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1956Nov 6 1A Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
27,172 72.5%
10,332 27.6%
Blank Votes 7,651  
Total Votes Cast 37,504  
Total Ballots Cast 45,155  
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1956Nov 6 1B Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
26,661 74.1%
9,305 25.9%
Blank Votes 9,189  
Total Votes Cast 35,966  
Total Ballots Cast 45,155  
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1956Nov 6 1C Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
30,291 82.1%
6,605 17.9%
Blank Votes 8,259  
Total Votes Cast 36,896  
Total Ballots Cast 45,155  
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1954Nov 2 2A Shall the pari-mutel system of betting on licensed horse races be permitted in this county?See Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
23,403 71.9%
9,146 28.1%
Blank Votes 5,989  
Total Votes Cast 32,549  
Total Ballots Cast 38,538  
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1954Nov 2 2B Shall the parimutuel system of betting on licensed dog races be permitted in this county?See Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
22,359 70.7%
9,277 29.3%
Blank Votes 6,902  
Total Votes Cast 31,636  
Total Ballots Cast 38,538  
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1954Nov 2 1A Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
24,591 73.0%
9,108 27.0%
Blank Votes 4,839  
Total Votes Cast 33,699  
Total Ballots Cast 38,538  
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1954Nov 2 1B Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
23,904 74.3%
8,286 25.7%
Blank Votes 6,348  
Total Votes Cast 32,190  
Total Ballots Cast 38,538  
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1954Nov 2 1C Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
27,124 82.6%
5,699 17.4%
Blank Votes 5,715  
Total Votes Cast 32,823  
Total Ballots Cast 38,538  
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1953Nov 3 1 Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year nineteen hundred and fifty-three, entitled 'An Act to establish a department of public works in the city of Somerville' be accepted?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
21,796 73.8%
7,734 26.2%
Blank Votes 8,333  
Total Votes Cast 29,530  
Total Ballots Cast 37,863  
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1952Nov 4 1A Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wine and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
30,808 73.3%
11,246 26.7%
Blank Votes 7,962  
Total Votes Cast 42,054  
Total Ballots Cast 50,016  
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1952Nov 4 1B Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
29,672 74.7%
10,026 25.3%
Blank Votes 10,318  
Total Votes Cast 39,698  
Total Ballots Cast 50,016  
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1952Nov 4 1C Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages so called, not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
33,525 82.3%
7,237 17.8%
Blank Votes 9,254  
Total Votes Cast 40,762  
Total Ballots Cast 50,016  
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1952Nov 4 2 Shall an ordinance which reads as follows: An Ordinance Relative to Salaries of Members of the Board of Aldermen, City of Somerville, Be it Ordained by the Board of Aldermen of the city of Somerville, as follows: Section 1. As authorized by Chapter 259, Acts of the Legislature 1952, the salaries of ...See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
18,123 48.9%
18,917 51.1%
Blank Votes 12,976  
Total Votes Cast 37,040  
Total Ballots Cast 50,016  
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1950Nov 7 1 This proposed amendment of the Constitution provides for the time when the respective terms of office of the governor, lieutenant-governor and councillors shall begin and the time when their respective terms shall end. It also makes provision relative to the succession to the office of governor in t...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
24,923 85.9%
4,089 14.1%
Blank Votes 12,078  
Total Votes Cast 29,012  
Total Ballots Cast 41,090  
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1950Nov 7 2 This proposed amendment to the Constitution provides for an increase in the number of signatures of qualified voters required upon an initiative or upon a referendum petition, and it further makes provision for changes in legislative procedures thereon with reference to dates upon, or within which, ...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
21,395 75.0%
7,125 25.0%
Blank Votes 12,570  
Total Votes Cast 28,520  
Total Ballots Cast 41,090  
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1950Nov 7 3 This measure provides for minimum payments of seventy-five dollars per month, or eighty-five dollars per month if blind, as assistance to deserving aged persons who have reached the age of sixty-three years or over and are in need of relief and support.See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
24,039 71.6%
9,522 28.4%
Blank Votes 7,529  
Total Votes Cast 33,561  
Total Ballots Cast 41,090  
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1950Nov 7 4 This measure provides for the creation of a Massachusetts commission for the purpose of conducting once every month a lottery drawing to raise additional funds by means of tickets sold to the public, within the Commonwealth, the net proceeds to be divided as follows: 50 per cent to the winner as pri...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
17,892 53.8%
15,352 46.2%
Blank Votes 7,846  
Total Votes Cast 33,244  
Total Ballots Cast 41,090  
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1950Nov 7 5 The proposed measure strikes out the first sentence of section 113B of chapter 175 of the General Laws (Tercentenary Edition) as most recently amended by section 4 of chapter 459 of the acts of 1935, and inserts in place thereof a sentence which provides that the Commissioner of Insurance shall annu...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
18,979 59.4%
12,952 40.6%
Blank Votes 9,159  
Total Votes Cast 31,931  
Total Ballots Cast 41,090  
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1950Nov 7 6A Shall the pari-mutuel system of betting on licensed horse races be permitted in this county?See Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
23,713 69.0%
10,651 31.0%
Blank Votes 6,726  
Total Votes Cast 34,364  
Total Ballots Cast 41,090  
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1950Nov 7 6B Shall the pari-mutuel system of betting on licensed dog races be permitted in this county?See Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
21,105 66.1%
10,803 33.9%
Blank Votes 9,182  
Total Votes Cast 31,908  
Total Ballots Cast 41,090  
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1950Nov 7 7A Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
24,688 68.5%
11,361 31.5%
Blank Votes 5,041  
Total Votes Cast 36,049  
Total Ballots Cast 41,090  
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1950Nov 7 7B Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
24,070 69.9%
10,351 30.1%
Blank Votes 6,669  
Total Votes Cast 34,421  
Total Ballots Cast 41,090  
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1950Nov 7 7C Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
27,564 78.7%
7,443 21.3%
Blank Votes 6,083  
Total Votes Cast 35,007  
Total Ballots Cast 41,090  
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1950Nov 7 8 (a) If a voter desires that this city (or town) shall declare by popular referendum that a shortage of rental housing accommodations exists which requires the continuance of federal rent control in this city (or town) after December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and fifty, and until the close of Ju...See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
23,892 74.5%
8,162 25.5%
Blank Votes 9,036  
Total Votes Cast 32,054  
Total Ballots Cast 41,090  
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1949Nov 8 Shall the city of Somerville adopt the form of Government defined as Plan E. and consisting of a government by a City Council to be elected at large by proportional representation, 1 member of which shall be Mayor and having a City Manager, with elections to be held biennially in every odd numbered ...See Details » Initiative Petition City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
33,578 87.4%
4,823 12.6%
Blank Votes 4,332  
Total Votes Cast 38,401  
Total Ballots Cast 42,733  
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1948Nov 2 1 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below which was approved by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held June 28, 1945, received 227 votes in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held June 9, ...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
30,436 81.5%
6,910 18.5%
Blank Votes 10,938  
Total Votes Cast 37,346  
Total Ballots Cast 48,284  
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1948Nov 2 2 This proposed amendment to the Constitution provides that the use of revenue from fees, duties, excises or license taxes relating to the registration, operation or use of vehicles on public highways or to fuels used for propelling such vehicles, except revenue from any excise tax imposed for the pri...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
30,091 72.9%
6,999 27.1%
Blank Votes 11,194  
Total Votes Cast 37,090  
Total Ballots Cast 48,284  
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1948Nov 2 3 This is an amendment of Article XVII of the Amendments to the Constitution. It provides that in case of a failure to elect the secretary, treasurer and receiver general, auditor or attorney general of the Commonwealth, or in case of the death of a person elected to any such offices between the day o...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
27,228 77.6%
7,880 22.5%
Blank Votes 13,176  
Total Votes Cast 35,108  
Total Ballots Cast 48,284  
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1948Nov 2 4 This measure by amending General Laws (Ter. Ed. Chapter 272, Section 21 provides that the provisions of Sections 20 & 21 of said Chapter 272 which make it an offense to advertise or give information as to the procurement of means for the prevention of pregnancy or conception shall not apply to treat...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
13,171 30.2%
30,407 69.8%
Blank Votes 4,706  
Total Votes Cast 43,578  
Total Ballots Cast 48,284  
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1948Nov 2 6 This measure requires that elections of officers of labor organizations shall be held at least annually. Sixty day' notice of a regular election and twenty days' notice of an election to fill one or more vacancies are required to be given by public announcement at a regular meeting, by notice in wri...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,134 26.5%
30,911 73.5%
Blank Votes 6,239  
Total Votes Cast 42,045  
Total Ballots Cast 48,284  
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1948Nov 2 7 This measure prohibits the calling of a strike by a labor organization in any business or plant or unit thereof, except when authorized by the vote of the majority of all the members of the organization employed in the business, plant or unit thereof. Such authorization is to be expressed by a secre...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,113 26.4%
30,929 73.6%
Blank Votes 6,242  
Total Votes Cast 42,042  
Total Ballots Cast 48,284  
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1948Nov 2 8 "ARTICLE- "Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more that two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the Pres...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
21,922 60.0%
14,623 40.0%
Blank Votes 11,739  
Total Votes Cast 36,545  
Total Ballots Cast 48,284  
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1948Nov 2 5 This measure prohibits the denial of the opportunity to obtain or retain employment because of membership or non-membership in a labor organization and prohibits agreements which exclude any person from employment because of membership or non-membership in a labor organization. Violation of the prov...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,246 26.5%
33,814 73.5%
Blank Votes 6,221  
Total Votes Cast 42,060  
Total Ballots Cast 48,281  
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1948Nov 2 9A Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
28,839 65.7%
15,063 34.3%
Blank Votes 4,382  
Total Votes Cast 43,902  
Total Ballots Cast 48,284  
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1948Nov 2 9B Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
28,205 66.5%
14,190 33.5%
Blank Votes 5,879  
Total Votes Cast 42,395  
Total Ballots Cast 48,274  
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1948Nov 2 9C Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
34,414 79.7%
8,786 20.3%
Blank Votes 5,084  
Total Votes Cast 43,200  
Total Ballots Cast 48,284  
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1946Nov 5 1 The measure, by amendments of General Laws(Ter.Ed.)c.6, provides for an old age pension commission of three persons, one to be a qualified physician, another to be an attorney at law and a third to be a non-professional person, who are to be appointed and may be removed for cause by the Governor wit...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,070 46.2%
12,918 53.9%
Blank Votes 11,996  
Total Votes Cast 23,988  
Total Ballots Cast 35,984  
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1946Nov 5 2 Shall this measure which provides that no labor union may be operated or maintained unless there is filed with the Commissioner of Labor and Industries a statement signed by the President and Treasurer setting forth the union's officers, size, scale of dues, fees, fines, assessments and the salaries...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
15,184 61.1%
9,653 38.9%
Blank Votes 11,149  
Total Votes Cast 24,837  
Total Ballots Cast 35,986  
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1946Nov 5 1 Shall the General Court enact legislation requiring jury service by women, with such reservations as it may prescribe?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
17,186 62.9%
10,153 37.1%
Blank Votes 8,647  
Total Votes Cast 27,339  
Total Ballots Cast 35,986  
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1946Nov 5 Shall the Senator in the General Court from this District be instructed to vote to request the President and the Congress of the United Sates to direct our Delegates to the United Nations to propose or support Amendments to its Charter which will strengthen the United Nations and make it a World Fed...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
7,128 87.7%
1,001 12.3%
Blank Votes 2,534  
Total Votes Cast 8,129  
Total Ballots Cast 10,653  
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1946Nov 5 Shall the Senator in the General Court from this District be instructed to vote to request the President and the Congress of the United Sates to direct our Delegates to the United Nations to propose or support Amendments to its Charter which will strengthen the United Nations and make it ...Governme...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
7,128 87.7%
1,001 12.3%
Blank Votes 2,534  
Total Votes Cast 8,129  
Total Ballots Cast 10,653  
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1946Nov 5 1 Shall the pari-mutuel system of betting on licensed horse races be permitted in this county?See Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
20,335 67.7%
9,687 32.3%
Blank Votes 5,964  
Total Votes Cast 30,022  
Total Ballots Cast 35,986  
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1946Nov 5 2 Shall the pari-mutuel system of betting on licensed dog races be permitted in the County?See Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
17,829 63.9%
10,078 36.1%
Blank Votes 8,079  
Total Votes Cast 27,907  
Total Ballots Cast 35,986  
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1946Nov 5 1 Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
18,739 59.4%
12,790 40.6%
Blank Votes 4,457  
Total Votes Cast 31,529  
Total Ballots Cast 35,986  
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1946Nov 5 2 Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale there in of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
18,270 60.8%
11,782 39.2%
Blank Votes 5,934  
Total Votes Cast 30,052  
Total Ballots Cast 35,986  
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1946Nov 5 3 Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town ) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
21,933 73.1%
8,087 26.9%
Blank Votes 5,966  
Total Votes Cast 30,020  
Total Ballots Cast 35,986  
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1944Nov 7 1 This amendment amends Article XLVIII of the Amendments to the Constitution by striking out section three under the heading "The Initiative.II.Initiative petitions" and inserting in place thereof a new section which provides,- That an initiative petition for a constitutional amendment or a law sh...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
18,477 87.4%
2,655 12.6%
Blank Votes 21,704  
Total Votes Cast 21,132  
Total Ballots Cast 42,836  
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1944Nov 7 2 Shall an amendment to the constitution to provide that the General Court may prescribe the terms and conditions under which pardons of offences which are felonies may be granted which is further described as follows:- [see summary of question] -which proposed amendment was approved the General Court...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
13,937 60.3%
9,188 39.7%
Blank Votes 19,710  
Total Votes Cast 23,125  
Total Ballots Cast 42,835  
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1944Nov 7 3 Shall an amendment to the constitution restoring Annual Sessions of the General Court and an Annual Budget which is further described as follows:- [see summary of question]- which proposed amendment was approved by the General Court and in a joint session of the two branches held July 8, 1941, recei...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
12,984 56.2%
10,140 43.9%
Blank Votes 19,711  
Total Votes Cast 23,124  
Total Ballots Cast 42,835  
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1944Nov 7 4 Shall an amendment to the constitution providing for Absent Voting by Qualified Voters, who by Reason of Physical Disability are unable to vote in Person, which is further described as follows;- [see summary of question- which proposed amendment was approved by the General Court and in a joint sessi...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
19,700 83.4%
3,925 16.6%
Blank Votes 19,210  
Total Votes Cast 23,625  
Total Ballots Cast 42,835  
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1944Nov 7 5 Shall a law described as follows This law amends chapter 271 of the General Laws by striking out section 22A, as previously amended, and inserting in place thereof a new section 22A, which provides that conducting or promoting a game of whist or bridge in connection with which prizes are offered to ...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
16,705 69.0%
7,505 31.0%
Blank Votes 18,625  
Total Votes Cast 24,210  
Total Ballots Cast 42,835  
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1944Nov 7 1 Liquor Question: To obtain a full expression of opinion, voters should vote on all three of the following questions - (a) If a voter desires to permit the sale in this city (or town) of any and all alcoholic beverages to be permit the sale herein of wines and malt beverages only to be drunk on and o...See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
23,822 70.8%
9,829 29.2%
Blank Votes 9,184  
Total Votes Cast 33,651  
Total Ballots Cast 42,835  
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1944Nov 7 2 Liquor Question: To obtain a full expression of opinion, voters should vote on all three of the following questions - (a) If a voter desires to permit the sale in this city (or town) of any and all alcoholic beverages to be permit the sale herein of wines and malt beverages only to be drunk on and o...See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
23,775 72.9%
8,824 27.1%
Blank Votes 10,236  
Total Votes Cast 32,599  
Total Ballots Cast 42,835  
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1944Nov 7 3 Liquor Question: To obtain a full expression of opinion, voters should vote on all three of the following questions - (a) If a voter desires to permit the sale in this city (or town) of any and all alcoholic beverages to be permit the sale herein of wines and malt beverages only to be drunk on and o...See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
26,420 79.6%
6,753 20.4%
Blank Votes 9,662  
Total Votes Cast 33,173  
Total Ballots Cast 42,835  
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1943Nov 2 1 Shall the measure providing for the Construction, purchase or lease and maintenance within the limits of the City of Somerville, of one or more plants for the manufacture or distribution of electricity for municipal use or for the use of its inhabitants, said measure being authorized by Sections 34 ...See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
7,349 33.1%
14,879 66.9%
Blank Votes 4,841  
Total Votes Cast 22,228  
Total Ballots Cast 27,069  
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1943Nov 2 2.1 Shall the City of Somerville vote that the office of Commissioner of Streets be placed within the classified civil service?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
10,386 46.1%
12,170 54.0%
Blank Votes 4,513  
Total Votes Cast 22,556  
Total Ballots Cast 27,069  
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1943Nov 2 2.2 "If it is voted to place the office of Commissioner of Streets within the classified civil service, shall the City of Somerville vote to provide for the continuance in said office of James J. Corbett, the present incumbent thereof, after passing a qualifying examination?"See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
8,003 39.5%
12,281 60.6%
Blank Votes 6,785  
Total Votes Cast 20,284  
Total Ballots Cast 27,069  
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1943Nov 2 3.1 "Shall the City of Somerville vote that the office of City Treasurer and Collector of Taxes be placed within the classified civil service?"See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
9,988 44.9%
12,254 55.1%
Blank Votes 4,827  
Total Votes Cast 22,242  
Total Ballots Cast 27,069  
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1943Nov 2 3.2 "If it is voted to place the office of City Treasurer and Collector of Taxes within the office of John J. Donahue, the present incumbent thereof, after passing a qualifying examination?"See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
8,002 39.4%
12,286 60.6%
Blank Votes 6,791  
Total Votes Cast 20,288  
Total Ballots Cast 27,079  
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1943Nov 2 4.1 "Shall the City of Somerville vote that the office of City Engineer be placed within the classified civil service?"See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
10,179 46.1%
11,882 53.9%
Blank Votes 5,008  
Total Votes Cast 22,061  
Total Ballots Cast 27,069  
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1943Nov 2 4.2 If it is voted to place the office of City Engineer within the classified civil service, shall the City of Somerville vote to provide for the continuance in said office of Thomas E. Hegarty, the present incumbent,, thereof, after passing a qualifying examination?"See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
8,183 40.0%
12,288 60.0%
Blank Votes 6,598  
Total Votes Cast 20,471  
Total Ballots Cast 27,069  
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1942Nov 3 1 Shall the proposed measure which provides that the present statues which make it a crime punishable by fine or imprisonment knowingly to advertise, print, publish, distribute or circulate any matter containing reference to any person from whom or place where any drug, instrument or means whatever or...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,920 32.8%
18,318 67.3%
Blank Votes 5,405  
Total Votes Cast 27,238  
Total Ballots Cast 32,643  
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1942Nov 3 1 Shall the pari-mutual system of betting on licensed horse races be permitted in this countySee Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
18,367 67.9%
8,686 32.1%
Blank Votes 5,600  
Total Votes Cast 27,053  
Total Ballots Cast 32,653  
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1942Nov 3 2 Shall the pari-mutuel system of betting on licensed dog races be permitted in this county?See Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
16,269 63.9%
9,188 36.1%
Blank Votes 7,186  
Total Votes Cast 25,457  
Total Ballots Cast 32,643  
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1942Nov 3 1 Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
19,710 67.8%
9,344 32.2%
Blank Votes 3,589  
Total Votes Cast 29,054  
Total Ballots Cast 32,643  
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1942Nov 3 2 Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
19,152 69.6%
8,352 30.4%
Blank Votes 5,139  
Total Votes Cast 27,504  
Total Ballots Cast 32,643  
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1942Nov 3 3 Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
21,012 75.9%
6,669 24.1%
Blank Votes 4,962  
Total Votes Cast 27,681  
Total Ballots Cast 32,643  
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1942Nov 3 1 Shall the City of Somerville vote that the office of Superintendent of Sanitary Department be placed within the classified civil service?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
19,600 80.9%
4,643 19.2%
Blank Votes 8,400  
Total Votes Cast 24,243  
Total Ballots Cast 32,643  
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1942Nov 3 2 If it is voted to place the office of Superintendent of Sanitary Department within the classified service, shall the City of Somerville vote to provide for the continuance in said office of John F. Meskell, the present incumbent thereof, after passing a qualifying examination?"See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
16,564 76.5%
5,081 23.5%
Blank Votes 10,998  
Total Votes Cast 21,645  
Total Ballots Cast 32,643  
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1942Nov 3 Shall the State Representative from this district (24th Middlesex District) be instructed to vote to request the President and Congress to call at the earliest possible moment a convention of Representatives of all free peoples, to frame a Federal Constitution under which they may unity in a Democra...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question 24th Middlesex District
Choice Vote Count %
8,988 75.4%
2,926 24.6%
Blank Votes 6,821  
Total Votes Cast 11,914  
Total Ballots Cast 18,735  
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1940Nov 5 Shall section eight A of chapter forty-four of the General Laws, relative to submitting to the voters of certain cities the question of approving or disapproving orders authorizing the issue of bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness for certain purposes, be accepted?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
16,382 77.3%
4,810 22.7%
Blank Votes 14,902  
Total Votes Cast 21,192  
Total Ballots Cast 36,094  
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1940Nov 5 Shall the Senator from this district be instructed to vote for the establishment of a lottery to be conducted by the Commonwealth, which shall be known as the Old Age Assistance Sweepstakes, the net proceeds of which shall provide additional revenue for the Old Age Assistance?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
6,946 66.0%
3,586 34.1%
Blank Votes 2,561  
Total Votes Cast 10,532  
Total Ballots Cast 13,093  
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1940Nov 5 1.1 To obtain a full expression of opinion, voters should vote on all three of the following question:- (1) Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whiskey, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
22,941 57.6%
16,881 42.4%
Blank Votes 6,450  
Total Votes Cast 39,822  
Total Ballots Cast 46,272  
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1940Nov 5 1.2 Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
22,145 58.7%
15,573 41.3%
Blank Votes 8,551  
Total Votes Cast 37,718  
Total Ballots Cast 46,269  
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1940Nov 5 1.3 Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
26,838 70.0%
11,507 30.0%
Blank Votes 7,927  
Total Votes Cast 38,345  
Total Ballots Cast 46,272  
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1940Nov 5 1 Shall the Senator form this district be instructed to vote for legislation providing for ten dollar weekly payments to each recipient of old age assistance?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question 2nd Middlesex District
Choice Vote Count %
8,405 80.2%
2,077 19.8%
Blank Votes 2,611  
Total Votes Cast 10,482  
Total Ballots Cast 13,093  
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1940Nov 5 1 Shall the Senator form this district be instructed to vote for legislation providing for ten dollar weekly payments to each recipient of old age assistance?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question 3rd Middlesex District
Choice Vote Count %
21,763 80.2%
3,561 19.8%
Blank Votes 7,855  
Total Votes Cast 25,324  
Total Ballots Cast 33,179  
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1940Nov 5 2 Shall the Senator from this district be instructed to vote for the establishment of a lottery to be conducted by the Commonwealth, which shall be known as the Old Age Assistance Sweepstakes, the net proceeds of which shall provide additional revenue for the Old Age Assistance Fund?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question 3rd Middlesex District
Choice Vote Count %
19,267 76.9%
5,798 23.1%
Blank Votes 8,114  
Total Votes Cast 25,065  
Total Ballots Cast 33,179  
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1938Nov 8 1 This amendment annuls all existing provisions of the Constitution and its prior amendments which require annual sessions of the General Court, commonly known as the Legislature, and provides for biennial sessions in their place. It also provides that the budget of all proposed expenditures of the Co...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
17,111 61.3%
10,798 38.7%
Blank Votes 13,460  
Total Votes Cast 27,909  
Total Ballots Cast 41,369  
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1938Nov 8 Shall the proposed measure which provides that in any city or town which accepts its terms, the licensing authorities shall establish free public taxicab stands for the use of all taxicabs and motor vehicles for hire, whose owners are licensed within such city or town, and shall abolish all other fo...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
17,492 54.3%
14,714 45.7%
Blank Votes 9,163  
Total Votes Cast 32,206  
Total Ballots Cast 41,369  
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1938Nov 8 Shall representative to the General Court from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation barring from employment, in the public service, married women whose husbands are employed?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
23,918 70.8%
9,871 29.2%
Blank Votes 7,580  
Total Votes Cast 33,789  
Total Ballots Cast 41,369  
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1938Nov 8 4.1 Shall the pari-mutual system of betting on licensed horse races be permitted in this county?See Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
21,804 63.1%
12,746 36.9%
Blank Votes 6,818  
Total Votes Cast 34,550  
Total Ballots Cast 41,368  
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1938Nov 8 4.2 Shall the pari-mutuel system of betting on licensed dog races be permitted in this county?See Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
18,057 55.5%
14,479 44.5%
Blank Votes 8,833  
Total Votes Cast 32,536  
Total Ballots Cast 41,369  
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1938Nov 8 3.1 To obtain a full expression of opinion, voters should vote on all three of the following questions: (a) If a voter desires to permit the sale in this city (or town) of any and all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on and off the premises where sold, he will vote "Yes" on all three questions. (b)...See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
19,040 52.7%
17,080 47.3%
Blank Votes 5,244  
Total Votes Cast 36,120  
Total Ballots Cast 41,364  
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1938Nov 8 3.2 To obtain a full expression of opinion, voters should vote on all three of the following questions: (a) If a voter desires to permit the sale in this city (or town) of any and all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on and off the premises where sold, he will vote "Yes" on all three questions. (b)...See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
19,811 56.2%
15,430 43.8%
Blank Votes 6,128  
Total Votes Cast 35,241  
Total Ballots Cast 41,369  
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1938Nov 8 3.3 To obtain a full expression of opinion, voters should vote on all three of the following questions: (a) If a voter desires to permit the sale in this city (or town) of any and all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on and off the premises where sold, he will vote "Yes" on all three questions. (b)...See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
22,979 64.1%
12,855 35.9%
Blank Votes 5,535  
Total Votes Cast 35,834  
Total Ballots Cast 41,369  
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1937Nov 2 'An Act Relative to the Awarding of Certain Contracts and the Making of Certain Leases by the City of Somerville', be accepted.See Details » Referendum City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
14,314 66.0%
7,368 34.0%
Blank Votes 15,287  
Total Votes Cast 21,682  
Total Ballots Cast 36,969  
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1936Nov 3 Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and Thirty-Sixth, entitled "An act relative to the Salaries of Members of the Board of Aldermen, in the city of Somerville, ' be accepted?See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
14,304 50.6%
13,948 49.4%
Blank Votes 13,790  
Total Votes Cast 28,252  
Total Ballots Cast 42,042  
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1936Nov 3 Shall the State Representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of amending the State constitution for the purpose of limiting the amount of taxes, for all purposes, which may be legally levied against any real estate within the Commonwealth to a sum not exceeding $25.00 for each on...See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
21,515 79.4%
5,586 20.6%
Blank Votes 9,323  
Total Votes Cast 27,101  
Total Ballots Cast 36,424  
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1936Nov 3 Shall licenses be granted in this city( or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
20,760 57.4%
15,426 42.6%
Blank Votes 5,856  
Total Votes Cast 36,186  
Total Ballots Cast 42,042  
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1936Nov 3 1.2 Shall licenses be granted in this city( or town) for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
20,195 58.3%
14,425 41.7%
Blank Votes 7,422  
Total Votes Cast 34,620  
Total Ballots Cast 42,042  
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1936Nov 3 1.3 Shall licenses be granted in this city(or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
22,099 63.4%
12,770 36.6%
Blank Votes 7,173  
Total Votes Cast 34,869  
Total Ballots Cast 42,042  
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1934Nov 6 This law amends General Laws, chapter 131, as previously amended by repealing section 105A thereof and adding thereto three new section, 105B, 105C and 114A. Section 105B provides that whoever uses any trap or other device for capture of fur bearing animals, which is not designed to kill such animal...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
10,214 56.3%
7,932 43.7%
Blank Votes 16,262  
Total Votes Cast 18,146  
Total Ballots Cast 34,408  
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1934Nov 6 Shall the pari-mutual system of betting on licensed horse races be permitted in this county?See Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
19,587 69.0%
8,790 31.0%
Blank Votes 6,031  
Total Votes Cast 28,377  
Total Ballots Cast 34,408  
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1934Nov 6 Shall the pari-mutual system of betting on licensed dog races be permitted in this county?See Details » Local Measure Middlesex County
Choice Vote Count %
14,499 55.8%
11,503 44.2%
Blank Votes 8,406  
Total Votes Cast 26,002  
Total Ballots Cast 34,408  
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1934Nov 6 To obtain a full expression of opinion, voters should vote on both of the following questions: 1. Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whiskey, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
17,082 56.8%
12,969 43.2%
Blank Votes 7,583  
Total Votes Cast 30,051  
Total Ballots Cast 37,634  
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1934Nov 6 Shall licenses be granted in this city (or town) for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and beet, ale and all other malt beverages)?"See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
17,107 59.2%
11,791 40.8%
Blank Votes 5,510  
Total Votes Cast 28,898  
Total Ballots Cast 34,408  
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1934Nov 6 Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-four, entitled 'An Act providing for the Appointment of the City Auditor of the City of Somerville by the Mayor, Subject to Confirmation by the Board of Aldermen'. be accepted?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
13,166 52.3%
12,018 47.7%
Blank Votes 9,235  
Total Votes Cast 25,184  
Total Ballots Cast 34,419  
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1934Nov 6 Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-four, entitled 'An Act providing for the Appointment of the City Treasurer of the City of Somerville by the Mayor, Subject to Confirmation by the Board of Aldermen', be accepted?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
12,804 51.3%
12,165 48.7%
Blank Votes 9,439  
Total Votes Cast 24,969  
Total Ballots Cast 34,408  
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1934Nov 6 Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-four, entitled 'An Act reducing the Membership of the School Committee of the City of Somerville,' be accepted?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
13,423 53.3%
11,763 46.7%
Blank Votes 9,222  
Total Votes Cast 25,186  
Total Ballots Cast 34,408  
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1934Nov 6 Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-four, entitled 'An Act reducing the Membership of the Board of Aldermen, of the City of Somerville, be accepted?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
13,624 53.9%
11,651 46.1%
Blank Votes 9,133  
Total Votes Cast 25,275  
Total Ballots Cast 34,408  
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1933Nov 7 Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-three, entitled 'An Act placing the office of chief engineer of the fire department of the City of Somerville under the civil service laws', be accepted?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
19,963 59.3%
3,860 11.5%
Blank Votes 9,832  
Total Votes Cast 23,823  
Total Ballots Cast 33,655  
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1933Jun 13 Shall licenses be granted in this city for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
9,146 68.7%
4,167 31.3%
Blank Votes 295  
Total Votes Cast 13,313  
Total Ballots Cast 13,608  
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1932Nov 8 1 Shall the proposed law which defines and legalizes the practice of chiropractics establishes a board of registration of chiropractors and defines the number, mode of appointment, tenure, qualification and compensation of its members and its powers and duties; provides for he preliminary qualificatio...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
9,166 39.0%
14,334 61.0%
Blank Votes 14,166  
Total Votes Cast 23,500  
Total Ballots Cast 37,666  
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1932Nov 8 2 Shall the proposed law which provides for an additional method of nominating candidates for nomination, at the state primaries in September, by members of political parties, at the state primaries in September, by members of political parties, for those offices to be filled by all voters of the Comm...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
13,976 66.4%
7,062 33.6%
Blank Votes 16,628  
Total Votes Cast 21,038  
Total Ballots Cast 37,666  
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1932Nov 8 3 Section 1. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3rd day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their succ...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
18,795 83.0%
3,838 17.0%
Blank Votes 15,033  
Total Votes Cast 22,633  
Total Ballots Cast 37,666  
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1932Nov 8 Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and thirty-two, entitled 'An Act establishing non-partisan municipal elections in the City of Somerville', be accepted?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
17,515 66.0%
9,080 34.0%
Blank Votes 10,971  
Total Votes Cast 26,595  
Total Ballots Cast 37,566  
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1928Nov 6 Shall the proposed law, which provides that it shall be lawful in any city which accepts the act by vote of its city council and in any town which accepts the act by vote of its inhabitants, to take part in or witness any athletic outdoor sport or game, except horse racing, automobile racing, boxing...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
21,673 63.1%
12,661 36.9%
Blank Votes 6,543  
Total Votes Cast 34,334  
Total Ballots Cast 40,877  
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1928Nov 6 Shall the senator from this district be instructed to vote for a resolution requesting Congress to take action for the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, known as the prohibition amendment?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
20,798 61.9%
12,824 38.1%
Blank Votes 7,255  
Total Votes Cast 33,622  
Total Ballots Cast 40,877  
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1927Nov 8 Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-seven, entitled 'An Act to establish the salary of members of the board of alderment of Somerville', be accepted?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
11,226 55.3%
9,059 44.7%
Blank Votes 6,440  
Total Votes Cast 20,285  
Total Ballots Cast 26,725  
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1926Nov 2 1 Shall an amendment to the constitution which authorized the General Court to establish in any corporate town containing more than six thousand inhabitants a form of town government providing for town meetings limited to such inhabitants of the town as may be elected for the purpose, which received i...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,228 27.2%
3,662 8.9%
Blank Votes 11,568  
Total Votes Cast 14,890  
Total Ballots Cast 26,458  
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1926Nov 2 2 Shall a law which amends existing law by striking out the provisions that veterans who pass Civil Service Examinations shall be placed upon the eligible lists above all other applicants, that disabled veterans shall be placed ahead of all other veterans, and that disabled veterans shall be appointed...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
9,345 72.3%
10,127 27.7%
Blank Votes 6,986  
Total Votes Cast 19,472  
Total Ballots Cast 26,458  
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1924Nov 4 1 Shall an amendment to the constitution relative to the qualifications of voters for certain state officers (striking out the word "male"), which received in a joint session of the two Houses held May 24, 1921, 258 votes in the affirmative and none in the negative, and at a joint session of the two H...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
12,363 65.8%
6,436 34.2%
Blank Votes 12,516  
Total Votes Cast 18,799  
Total Ballots Cast 31,315  
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1924Nov 4 2 Shall an amendment to the constitution to enable women to hold any state, county, or municipal office, and which further provides that a change of name of any woman, holding a Notary Public Commission, shall not render her commission void but she shall re-register under her new name and shall pay su...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
12,819 64.9%
6,932 35.1%
Blank Votes 11,564  
Total Votes Cast 19,751  
Total Ballots Cast 31,315  
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1924Nov 4 3 Shall a law (Chapter 370 of the Acts of 1923) which provides that no person shall manufacture, transport by aircraft, watercraft or vehicles, import or export spirituous or intoxicating liquor, as defined by section 3 of chapter 138 of the General Laws. or certain non-intoxicating beverages, as defi...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
13,486 55.5%
10,827 44.5%
Blank Votes 7,002  
Total Votes Cast 24,313  
Total Ballots Cast 31,315  
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1924Nov 4 4 Shall a law (Chapter 454 of the Acts pf 1923), which provides for the raising of funds toward the cost of the construction and maintenance of highways by means of an excise tax of two cents on each gallon of gasoline and other fuel used for propelling motor vehicles on the highways of the Commonweal...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
6,939 31.2%
15,295 68.8%
Blank Votes 9,081  
Total Votes Cast 22,234  
Total Ballots Cast 31,315  
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1924Nov 4 5 Shall a law (Chapter 473 of the Acts of 1923) [see summary of question below], be approved? 

Shall a law (Chapter 473 of the Acts of 1923) which amends existing legislation on the same subject and provides that, subject to certain limitations, no person shall engage or be financially...See Details »
Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
12,058 70.4%
5,070 29.6%
Blank Votes 14,187  
Total Votes Cast 17,128  
Total Ballots Cast 31,315  
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1924Nov 4 6 Shall daylight saving be retained by law in Massachusetts?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
14,157 58.9%
9,882 41.1%
Blank Votes 7,276  
Total Votes Cast 24,039  
Total Ballots Cast 31,315  
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1924Nov 4 7 Is it desirable that the general court ratify the following proposed amendment to the constitution of the United States:-"Section 1. The Congress shall have power to limit, regulate, and prohibit the labor of persons under eighteen years of age. Section 2. The power of the several States is unimpair...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
6,009 23.8%
19,216 76.2%
Blank Votes 6,090  
Total Votes Cast 25,225  
Total Ballots Cast 31,315  
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1923Dec 11 Shall licenses be granted for the sale of certain non-intoxicating beverages in this city?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
7,266 42.5%
9,822 57.5%
Blank Votes 4,384  
Total Votes Cast 17,088  
Total Ballots Cast 21,472  
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1922Nov 7 Shall an amendment to the constitution relative to roll calls in the General Court on the adoption of preambles of emergency laws, which received in a joint session of the two Houses held May 27, 1920, 169 votes in the affirmative and 15 in the negative, and at a joint session of the two Houses held...See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
9,709 64.8%
5,273 35.2%
Blank Votes 6,705  
Total Votes Cast 14,982  
Total Ballots Cast 21,687  
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1922Nov 7 Shall a law (Chapter 368 of the Acts of 1921) which provides that any voluntary association composed of five or more persons, and not subject to the first eleven sections of chapter 182 of the General Laws. may sue or be sued in its common name, that in any suit against such association service may ...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,596 55.9%
6,793 44.1%
Blank Votes 6,298  
Total Votes Cast 15,389  
Total Ballots Cast 21,687  
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1922Nov 7 Shall a law(Chapter 4 8 of the Acts of 1921) which provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to exhibit or display publicly in this Commonwealth any motion picture film unless such film has been submitted to and approved by the Commissioner of Public Safety, who may, subject to the appeal gi...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
5,605 29.5%
13,375 70.5%
Blank Votes 2,707  
Total Votes Cast 18,980  
Total Ballots Cast 21,687  
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1922Nov 7 Shall a law(Chapter 427 of the Acts of 1922 )enacted to enforce in Massachusetts the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which provides that except as authorized by the act, the manufacture, sale, barter, transportation, importation, exportation, delivery, furnishing or po...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,817 47.0%
9,935 53.0%
Blank Votes 2,935  
Total Votes Cast 18,752  
Total Ballots Cast 21,687  
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1922Nov 7 Shall a law(Chapter 459 of the Acts of 1922) which provides that a District Attorney shall be a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth, passed in the House of Representatives by a majority not recorded, and in the Senate by a majority not recorded, and approved by His Excellency the Governor , be app...See Details » Referendum State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
11,155 63.9%
6,297 36.1%
Blank Votes 4,235  
Total Votes Cast 17,452  
Total Ballots Cast 21,687  
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1921Dec 13 Shall licenses be granted for the sale of certain non-intoxicating beverages in this city?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
5,143 37.0%
8,751 63.0%
Blank Votes 2,992  
Total Votes Cast 13,894  
Total Ballots Cast 16,886  
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1920Nov 2 Shall an act entitled "An Act to regulate the Manufacture and Sale of Beer, Cider and light wines," and in which it is provided that all beverages containing not less than one half of one per cent and not more than two and three fourths per cent of alcohol by weight at sixty degrees Fahrenheit shall...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
8,938 41.9%
12,400 58.1%
Blank Votes 3,041  
Total Votes Cast 21,338  
Total Ballots Cast 24,379  
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1919Nov 4 Shall the Rearrangement of the Constitution of the Commonwealth, submitted by the ConstitutionalConvention, be approved and ratified?See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
6,928 82.6%
1,458 17.4%
Blank Votes 3,623  
Total Votes Cast 8,386  
Total Ballots Cast 12,009  
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1919Nov 4 Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen, entitled "An Act relative to the establishment and maintenance of continuation schools and courses of instruction for employed minors", be accepted?See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
7,802 85.2%
1,352 14.8%
Blank Votes 2,855  
Total Votes Cast 9,154  
Total Ballots Cast 12,009  
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1919Nov 4 Shall Chapter 116, General in savings Acts of 1919, approved by the General Court trust without division, which provides that deposits in savings banks and savings departments of trust companies may be placed on interest once a month and not oftener; that dividends on such deposits may be declared s...See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
5,953 64.4%
3,293 35.6%
Blank Votes 2,764  
Total Votes Cast 9,246  
Total Ballots Cast 12,010  
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1919Nov 4 Shall an act passed in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen, to provide for the division into day and night forces of permanent members of fire departments, known as the two platoon system be accepted?See Details » Initiative Petition State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
6,751 62.2%
4,112 37.9%
Blank Votes 1,146  
Total Votes Cast 10,863  
Total Ballots Cast 12,009  
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1919Nov 4 Shall the Representatives from this district be instructed to vote for legislation to regulate and license the manutacture and sale of beverages containing not over four per cent of alcohol by weight and to define same to be non-intoxicating?See Details » Advisory/Public Policy Question State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
3,222 64.3%
1,789 35.7%
Blank Votes 627  
Total Votes Cast 5,011  
Total Ballots Cast 5,638  
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1919Dec 23 Shall licenses be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors in the city?See Details » Local Measure City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
2,777 54.7%
2,297 45.3%
Blank Votes 261  
Total Votes Cast 5,074  
Total Ballots Cast 5,335  
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1919Nov 4 Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and nineteen, entitled 'An Act to provide for biennial elections in the city of Somerville', be accepted?See Details » Initiative Petition City of Somerville
Choice Vote Count %
6,460 71.2%
2,618 28.8%
Blank Votes 2,931  
Total Votes Cast 9,078  
Total Ballots Cast 12,009  
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1918Dec 10 Shall the Article of Amendment to provide for the more efficient administration of the the business of the Commonwealth, submitted by the Constitutional Convention, be approved and ratified?See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
4,466 72.4%
1,707 27.7%
Blank Votes 3,433  
Total Votes Cast 6,173  
Total Ballots Cast 9,606  
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1918Nov 5 Shall the Article of Amendment relative to the establishment of the popular initiative and referendum and the legislative initiative of specific amendments of the Constitution, submitted by the Constitutional Convention, be approved and ratified?See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
4,203 51.5%
3,955 48.5%
Blank Votes 1,448  
Total Votes Cast 8,158  
Total Ballots Cast 9,606  
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1918Nov 5 Shall the Article of Amendment Relative to the Public Interest in Natural Resources, submitted by the Constitutional Convention, be approved or ratified?See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
4,500 66.0%
2,314 34.0%
Blank Votes 2,792  
Total Votes Cast 6,814  
Total Ballots Cast 9,606  
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1918Nov 5 Shall the Article of Amendment to Provide for the Regulation of Advertising in Public Places, submitted by the Constitutional Convention, be approved and ratified?See Details » Constitutional Amendment State of Massachusetts
Choice Vote Count %
5,297 75.2%
1,743 24.8%
Blank Votes 2,580