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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 of election and the third Wednesday of the following January, such an officer shall be chosen by a joint ballot of the senators and representatives from the people at large, instead of from the two persons who had the highest number of votes at the election as is now required. It also provides that if there is a vacancy in any such offices during the session of the Legislature the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Council.

1948 Nov 2 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 3 :: Constitutional AmendmentDo 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 6, 1946, received 243 votes in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held June 3, 1948, received 231 votes in the affirmative and 9 in the negative?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
27,228
7,880
13,176
35,108
48,284
Precinct 1
 
697
238
353
935
1,288
Precinct 2
 
633
202
359
835
1,194
Precinct 3
 
546
193
341
739
1,080
Precinct 4
 
754
207
362
961
1,323
Precinct 5
 
741
243
353
984
1,337
Precinct 1
 
516
228
487
744
1,231
Precinct 2
 
622
204
360
826
1,186
Precinct 3
 
458
130
304
588
892
Precinct 4
 
635
258
435
893
1,328
Precinct 5
 
705
173
388
878
1,266
Precinct 6
 
551
194
340
745
1,085
Precinct 1
 
710
184
447
894
1,341
Precinct 2
 
720
194
338
914
1,252
Precinct 3
 
798
243
339
1,041
1,380
Precinct 4
 
688
220
391
908
1,299
Precinct 5
 
712
201
277
913
1,190
Precinct 1
 
943
236
411
1,179
1,590
Precinct 2
 
507
198
362
705
1,067
Precinct 3
 
915
250
317
1,165
1,482
Precinct 4
 
942
236
375
1,178
1,553
Precinct 5
 
755
265
439
1,020
1,459
Precinct 6
 
484
175
321
659
980
Precinct 1
 
592
201
314
793
1,107
Precinct 2
 
615
196
391
811
1,202
Precinct 3
 
698
214
314
912
1,226
Precinct 4
 
748
208
301
956
1,257
Precinct 5
 
603
211
364
814
1,178
Precinct 6
 
761
207
304
968
1,272
Precinct 1
 
827
189
289
1,016
1,305
Precinct 2
 
840
193
342
1,033
1,375
Precinct 3
 
713
111
283
824
1,107
Precinct 4
 
798
213
257
1,011
1,268
Precinct 5
 
774
182
261
956
1,217
Precinct 1
 
898
230
316
1,128
1,444
Precinct 2
 
807
231
353
1,038
1,391
Precinct 3
 
926
229
284
1,155
1,439
Precinct 4
 
741
209
376
950
1,326
Precinct 5
 
855
184
328
1,039
1,367
Totals
 
27,228
7,880
13,176
35,108
48,284