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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 as prohibiting the imposition of the punishment of death.

1982 Nov 2 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 2 :: 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 19, 1980 by a vote of 123-63, and on June 21, 1982 by a vote of 125-62?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
13,127
10,495
3,089
23,622
26,711
Precinct 1
 
413
254
142
667
809
Precinct 2
 
294
149
66
443
509
Precinct 3
 
298
194
59
492
551
Precinct 4
 
390
182
72
572
644
Precinct 5
 
282
148
57
430
487
Precinct 1
 
139
75
80
214
294
Precinct 2
 
307
236
78
543
621
Precinct 3
 
116
158
39
274
313
Precinct 4
 
284
283
65
567
632
Precinct 5
 
266
322
62
588
650
Precinct 6
 
228
193
85
421
506
Precinct 1
 
414
322
122
736
858
Precinct 2
 
301
297
91
598
689
Precinct 3
 
392
332
87
724
811
Precinct 4
 
340
277
68
617
685
Precinct 5
 
263
334
95
597
692
Precinct 1
 
405
284
80
689
769
Precinct 2
 
290
173
89
463
552
Precinct 3
 
386
381
95
767
862
Precinct 4
 
471
318
94
789
883
Precinct 5
 
398
255
104
653
757
Precinct 6
 
432
258
82
690
772
Precinct 1
 
329
252
82
581
663
Precinct 2
 
310
270
85
580
665
Precinct 3
 
310
354
67
664
731
Precinct 4
 
419
273
54
692
746
Precinct 5
 
329
200
69
529
598
Precinct 6
 
399
286
65
685
750
Precinct 1
 
399
313
84
712
796
Precinct 2
 
348
423
76
771
847
Precinct 3
 
298
379
51
677
728
Precinct 4
 
322
321
60
643
703
Precinct 5
 
293
289
60
582
642
Precinct 1
 
401
342
75
743
818
Precinct 2
 
353
310
63
663
726
Precinct 3
 
385
337
105
722
827
Precinct 4
 
632
428
179
1,060
1,239
Precinct 5
 
491
293
102
784
886
Totals
 
13,127
10,495
3,089
23,622
26,711