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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 required. The amendment would maintain the existing option allowing for a formal roll call vote.

1980 Nov 4 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 6 :: Constitutional AmendmentDo 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 the Senate on September 7, 1977 by a vote of 264-0, and on September 19, 1980, by a vote of 162-0?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
8,895
16,725
6,106
25,620
31,726
Precinct 1
 
193
391
154
584
738
Precinct 2
 
171
283
115
454
569
Precinct 3
 
192
319
129
511
640
Precinct 4
 
206
390
154
596
750
Precinct 5
 
184
298
111
482
593
Precinct 1
 
86
138
95
224
319
Precinct 2
 
219
363
153
582
735
Precinct 3
 
103
202
96
305
401
Precinct 4
 
247
415
145
662
807
Precinct 5
 
195
466
151
661
812
Precinct 6
 
151
296
144
447
591
Precinct 1
 
255
512
226
767
993
Precinct 2
 
219
424
181
643
824
Precinct 3
 
279
526
133
805
938
Precinct 4
 
262
456
166
718
884
Precinct 5
 
199
384
157
583
740
Precinct 1
 
237
515
160
752
912
Precinct 2
 
188
314
167
502
669
Precinct 3
 
258
529
188
787
975
Precinct 4
 
309
509
197
818
1,015
Precinct 5
 
298
443
223
741
964
Precinct 6
 
278
507
185
785
970
Precinct 1
 
235
381
181
616
797
Precinct 2
 
229
422
160
651
811
Precinct 3
 
256
477
139
733
872
Precinct 4
 
252
514
114
766
880
Precinct 5
 
212
371
128
583
711
Precinct 6
 
251
487
161
738
899
Precinct 1
 
248
562
160
810
970
Precinct 2
 
274
551
167
825
992
Precinct 3
 
227
489
146
716
862
Precinct 4
 
239
481
136
720
856
Precinct 5
 
190
419
111
609
720
Precinct 1
 
256
501
184
757
941
Precinct 2
 
267
492
143
759
902
Precinct 3
 
329
576
222
905
1,127
Precinct 4
 
400
788
319
1,188
1,507
Precinct 5
 
301
534
205
835
1,040
Totals
 
8,895
16,725
6,106
25,620
31,726