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The proposed amendment confers considerable authority upon cities and towns with respect to the conduct of municipal government, including the authority to adopt, repeal, and amend city and town charters and, in accordance therewith, local ordinance and by-laws. The General Court retains general power to act in relation to cities and towns and class thereof and, in some circumstances, to enact special laws regarding a particular municipality, including laws for its incorporation, dissolution, or merger. Cities and towns are not empower to act with respect to general elections, taxation, pledges of credit, dispositions of park land, general civil relationships, the punishment of felonies, or the imposition of imprisonment except as the General Court may lawfully confer such powers upon them.

1966 Nov 8 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 4 :: 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 July 16, 1963, received 208 votes in the affirmative and 43 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 19, 1965, received 219 votes in the affirmative and 39 in the negative?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
17,949
5,281
10,816
23,230
34,046
Precinct 1
 
381
136
236
517
753
Precinct 2
 
380
129
262
509
771
Precinct 3
 
363
114
227
477
704
Precinct 4
 
455
126
279
581
860
Precinct 5
 
441
154
263
595
858
Precinct 1
 
155
54
192
209
401
Precinct 2
 
408
114
268
522
790
Precinct 3
 
268
78
183
346
529
Precinct 4
 
431
155
328
586
914
Precinct 5
 
457
162
310
619
929
Precinct 6
 
312
100
225
412
637
Precinct 1
 
481
155
398
636
1,034
Precinct 2
 
450
139
209
589
798
Precinct 3
 
503
164
255
667
922
Precinct 4
 
522
132
287
654
941
Precinct 5
 
429
129
227
558
785
Precinct 1
 
508
170
322
678
1,000
Precinct 2
 
348
85
278
433
711
Precinct 3
 
541
140
307
681
988
Precinct 4
 
572
195
354
767
1,121
Precinct 5
 
532
180
387
712
1,099
Precinct 6
 
567
177
362
744
1,106
Precinct 1
 
443
135
277
578
855
Precinct 2
 
429
114
303
543
846
Precinct 3
 
491
139
265
630
895
Precinct 4
 
477
144
266
621
887
Precinct 5
 
405
138
247
543
790
Precinct 6
 
457
166
321
623
944
Precinct 1
 
576
151
284
727
1,011
Precinct 2
 
593
155
314
748
1,062
Precinct 3
 
469
139
286
608
894
Precinct 4
 
530
130
250
660
910
Precinct 5
 
446
130
242
576
818
Precinct 1
 
589
156
365
745
1,110
Precinct 2
 
541
120
304
661
965
Precinct 3
 
663
149
280
812
1,092
Precinct 4
 
706
148
358
854
1,212
Precinct 5
 
630
179
295
809
1,104
Totals
 
17,949
5,281
10,816
23,230
34,046