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(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 June thirteenth, nineteen hundred and fifty-one, in accordance with the provisions of the Housing and Rent Act of 1950, he will vote "YES" on said question. (b) If he desires that federal rent control should cease to be in effect in this city (or town) at the close of December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and fifty, he will vote "NO" on said question. If a majority of the votes cast in any such city or town in answer to said question is in the affirmative, such city or town shall be deemed to have declared by popular referendum, pursuant to the Housing and Rent Act of 1950, that a shortage of rental accommodations exists which requires the continuance of federal rent control in such city or town after December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and fifty, and until the close of June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty-one, in accordance with the provisions of said act. If a majority of votes cast in any such city or town in answer to said question is not in the affirmative, such city or town shall be deemed not to have declared by popular referendum, pursuant to the Housing and Rent Act of 1950, that a shortage of rental accommodations exists which require the continuance of federal rent control in such city or town after December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and fifty.

1950 Nov 7 :: City of Somerville :: Question 8 :: Local MeasureShall a declaration be made by popular referendum, pursuant to the Housing and Rent Act of 1950, take 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 June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifty-one, in accordance with the provisions of said Act.

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
23,892
8,152
9,036
32,054
41,090
Precinct 1
 
706
182
269
888
1,157
Precinct 2
 
583
230
244
813
1,057
Precinct 3
 
556
153
228
709
937
Precinct 4
 
677
177
218
854
1,072
Precinct 5
 
655
252
233
907
1,140
Precinct 1
 
493
105
365
598
963
Precinct 2
 
641
151
245
792
1,037
Precinct 3
 
431
98
228
529
757
Precinct 4
 
654
164
322
818
1,140
Precinct 5
 
637
158
262
795
1,057
Precinct 6
 
573
119
239
692
931
Precinct 1
 
592
213
315
805
1,120
Precinct 2
 
685
175
221
860
1,081
Precinct 3
 
660
265
269
925
1,194
Precinct 4
 
706
202
242
908
1,150
Precinct 5
 
669
149
204
818
1,022
Precinct 1
 
769
241
286
1,010
1,296
Precinct 2
 
510
138
286
648
934
Precinct 3
 
752
227
242
979
1,221
Precinct 4
 
790
302
204
1,092
1,296
Precinct 5
 
705
195
302
900
1,202
Precinct 6
 
451
189
193
640
833
Precinct 1
 
531
217
190
748
938
Precinct 2
 
596
188
267
784
1,051
Precinct 3
 
593
204
235
797
1,032
Precinct 4
 
563
259
202
822
1,024
Precinct 5
 
562
140
205
702
907
Precinct 6
 
661
236
213
897
1,110
Precinct 1
 
655
286
189
941
1,130
Precinct 2
 
675
288
251
963
1,214
Precinct 3
 
579
223
172
802
974
Precinct 4
 
609
284
197
893
1,090
Precinct 5
 
589
250
186
839
1,025
Precinct 1
 
696
296
221
992
1,213
Precinct 2
 
639
259
265
898
1,163
Precinct 3
 
710
367
178
1,077
1,255
Precinct 4
 
700
262
258
962
1,220
Precinct 5
 
639
318
190
957
1,147
Totals
 
23,892
8,152
9,036
32,054
41,090