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The proposed amendment would authorize but not require, the Legislature to modify the Massachusetts income tax laws by the use of graduated rates instead of the present flat or uniform rates. The Legislature could do this in any one of three ways:

1. Apply a uniform rate or percentage to an individual's federal income tax liability; or

2. Apply graduated rates to an individual's federal taxable income; or

3. Apply graduated rates to income determined to be taxable under Massachusetts law.

The Legislature would also be authorized to provide for reasonable exemptions, deductions and abatements and make the definition of any term used in the state tax law automatically the same as it is under Federal Law.

1972 Nov 7 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 6 :: 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 2, 1969, received 204 votes in the affirmative and 49 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 12, 1971, received 245 votes in the affirmative and 20 in the negative?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
10,878
18,530
4,672
29,408
34,080
Precinct 1
 
191
402
98
593
691
Precinct 2
 
183
358
103
541
644
Precinct 3
 
200
398
87
598
685
Precinct 4
 
218
538
115
756
871
Precinct 5
 
243
372
49
615
664
Precinct 1
 
94
171
96
265
361
Precinct 2
 
245
444
119
689
808
Precinct 3
 
183
257
97
440
537
Precinct 4
 
367
459
132
826
958
Precinct 5
 
337
455
119
792
911
Precinct 6
 
213
354
102
567
669
Precinct 1
 
286
539
211
825
1,036
Precinct 2
 
250
429
105
679
784
Precinct 3
 
320
544
136
864
1,000
Precinct 4
 
273
543
101
816
917
Precinct 5
 
278
435
87
713
800
Precinct 1
 
282
577
137
859
996
Precinct 2
 
178
387
156
565
721
Precinct 3
 
319
576
139
895
1,034
Precinct 4
 
294
599
182
893
1,075
Precinct 5
 
285
612
205
897
1,102
Precinct 6
 
290
621
141
911
1,052
Precinct 1
 
212
494
118
706
824
Precinct 2
 
301
466
115
767
882
Precinct 3
 
300
485
102
785
887
Precinct 4
 
302
567
112
869
981
Precinct 5
 
195
467
112
662
774
Precinct 6
 
242
529
133
771
904
Precinct 1
 
329
583
113
912
1,025
Precinct 2
 
420
580
109
1,000
1,109
Precinct 3
 
360
425
145
785
930
Precinct 4
 
358
407
101
765
866
Precinct 5
 
286
414
91
700
791
Precinct 1
 
339
567
151
906
1,057
Precinct 2
 
315
540
106
855
961
Precinct 3
 
641
455
121
1,096
1,217
Precinct 4
 
431
852
214
1,283
1,497
Precinct 5
 
318
629
112
947
1,059
Totals
 
10,878
18,530
4,672
29,408
34,080