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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 Article to the Constitution of the Commonwealth by which full power and authority is granted to the General Court, in the alternative to power and authority to tax incomes in the manner provided in Article XLIV of the Amendments to the Constitution, to impose a tax on incomes at rates which are proportioned or graduated according to the amount of income received, irrespective of the source from which it may be derived, and to grant reasonable exemptions, deductions and abatements. It further provides that any property the income of which is taxed under the provisions of the proposed Article may be exempted from the imposition and levying of proportional and reasonable assessments, rates, and taxes as at present authorized by the Constitution, and that the Article shall not be construed to limit the power of the General Court to impose and levy duties and excises.

1962 Nov 6 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 1 :: 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 May 13, 1959, received 143 votes in the affirmative and 118 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held March 29, 1961, received 144 votes in the affirmative and 121 in the negative?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
5,050
26,065
6,913
31,115
38,028
Precinct 1
 
110
627
192
737
929
Precinct 2
 
107
540
215
647
862
Precinct 3
 
114
560
140
674
814
Precinct 4
 
131
648
171
779
950
Precinct 5
 
146
730
190
876
1,066
Precinct 1
 
72
279
150
351
501
Precinct 2
 
94
613
168
707
875
Precinct 3
 
102
373
155
475
630
Precinct 4
 
140
672
247
812
1,059
Precinct 5
 
152
660
184
812
996
Precinct 6
 
112
513
142
625
767
Precinct 1
 
138
618
235
756
991
Precinct 2
 
104
579
177
683
860
Precinct 3
 
146
775
223
921
1,144
Precinct 4
 
142
702
161
844
1,005
Precinct 5
 
139
652
106
791
897
Precinct 1
 
169
814
214
983
1,197
Precinct 2
 
105
515
187
620
807
Precinct 3
 
167
782
203
949
1,152
Precinct 4
 
188
870
182
1,058
1,240
Precinct 5
 
154
808
222
962
1,184
Precinct 6
 
161
866
250
1,027
1,277
Precinct 1
 
113
680
140
793
933
Precinct 2
 
116
651
202
767
969
Precinct 3
 
149
664
170
813
983
Precinct 4
 
118
756
160
874
1,034
Precinct 5
 
142
581
169
723
892
Precinct 6
 
144
749
176
893
1,069
Precinct 1
 
156
764
168
920
1,088
Precinct 2
 
153
784
203
937
1,140
Precinct 3
 
90
672
170
762
932
Precinct 4
 
115
713
146
828
974
Precinct 5
 
120
687
145
807
952
Precinct 1
 
116
803
193
919
1,112
Precinct 2
 
137
791
152
928
1,080
Precinct 3
 
153
843
213
996
1,209
Precinct 4
 
189
850
210
1,039
1,249
Precinct 5
 
146
881
182
1,027
1,209
Totals
 
5,050
26,065
6,913
31,115
38,028