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The proposed amendment of the Constitution authorizes the Legislature to impose an income tax graduated according to total income, and authorizes the granting of reasonable exemptions, deductions and abatements, as an alternative to the exercise of the Legislature's existing power to tax income under Article 44 of the Amendments to the Constitution. Without limiting the foregoing authorization, the proposed amendment permits any such tax to be imposed at a uniform percentage of an individual's federal income tax liability or at graduated rates applied to his total income taxable federally, and it permits reasonable variations of any federal provision, It requires that graduated rates, exemptions, and deductions be set without regard to the kind of income being taxed.

1968 Nov 5 :: 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 a joint session of the two branches held August 30, 1966, received 188 votes in the affirmative and 46 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 10, 1967, received 174 votes in the affirmative and 78 in the negative?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
9,063
18,460
7,948
27,523
35,471
Precinct 1
 
232
363
192
595
787
Precinct 2
 
203
357
219
560
779
Precinct 3
 
157
409
168
566
734
Precinct 4
 
234
471
190
705
895
Precinct 5
 
190
314
182
504
686
Precinct 1
 
90
148
155
238
393
Precinct 2
 
192
446
177
638
815
Precinct 3
 
173
240
128
413
541
Precinct 4
 
226
444
243
670
913
Precinct 5
 
251
450
195
701
896
Precinct 6
 
174
351
161
525
686
Precinct 1
 
269
503
295
772
1,067
Precinct 2
 
197
455
168
652
820
Precinct 3
 
276
524
210
800
1,010
Precinct 4
 
248
524
195
772
967
Precinct 5
 
230
436
175
666
841
Precinct 1
 
288
516
261
804
1,065
Precinct 2
 
183
347
237
530
767
Precinct 3
 
256
590
211
846
1,057
Precinct 4
 
294
648
236
942
1,178
Precinct 5
 
276
602
319
878
1,197
Precinct 6
 
301
643
263
944
1,207
Precinct 1
 
218
470
212
688
900
Precinct 2
 
199
470
221
669
890
Precinct 3
 
197
556
179
753
932
Precinct 4
 
280
541
181
821
1,002
Precinct 5
 
179
474
205
653
858
Precinct 6
 
232
529
228
761
989
Precinct 1
 
272
589
197
861
1,058
Precinct 2
 
298
564
222
862
1,084
Precinct 3
 
224
466
200
690
890
Precinct 4
 
254
501
189
755
944
Precinct 5
 
246
458
182
704
886
Precinct 1
 
271
587
225
858
1,083
Precinct 2
 
267
565
218
832
1,050
Precinct 3
 
328
616
188
944
1,132
Precinct 4
 
338
629
280
967
1,247
Precinct 5
 
320
664
241
984
1,225
Totals
 
9,063
18,460
7,948
27,523
35,471