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The proposed constitutional amendment, if approved, would replace the present Article 52 of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth and would empower the General Court, by concurrent vote of the two houses, to take a recess or recesses amounting to not more than thirty days. The present Article 52 permits such recesses but provides that "no such recess shall extend beyond the sixtieth day" from the beginning of the legislative session.

1974 Nov 5 :: 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 August 25, 1971, received 212 votes in the affirmative and 39 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held June 6, 1973, received 235 votes in the affirmative and 19 in the negative?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
11,901
5,520
7,003
17,421
24,424
Precinct 1
 
223
119
157
342
499
Precinct 2
 
206
130
151
336
487
Precinct 3
 
255
115
150
370
520
Precinct 4
 
265
171
168
436
604
Precinct 5
 
230
130
144
360
504
Precinct 1
 
96
50
125
146
271
Precinct 2
 
269
129
179
398
577
Precinct 3
 
166
59
96
225
321
Precinct 4
 
314
143
213
457
670
Precinct 5
 
310
118
182
428
610
Precinct 6
 
206
96
137
302
439
Precinct 1
 
338
154
289
492
781
Precinct 2
 
316
124
205
440
645
Precinct 3
 
354
140
184
494
678
Precinct 4
 
340
166
171
506
677
Precinct 5
 
278
139
139
417
556
Precinct 1
 
341
162
195
503
698
Precinct 2
 
225
114
205
339
544
Precinct 3
 
377
136
227
513
740
Precinct 4
 
385
182
203
567
770
Precinct 5
 
368
136
298
504
802
Precinct 6
 
400
173
231
573
804
Precinct 1
 
294
141
185
435
620
Precinct 2
 
280
164
151
444
595
Precinct 3
 
322
148
152
470
622
Precinct 4
 
368
152
163
520
683
Precinct 5
 
285
138
177
423
600
Precinct 6
 
335
173
170
508
678
Precinct 1
 
367
175
194
542
736
Precinct 2
 
391
191
194
582
776
Precinct 3
 
297
149
173
446
619
Precinct 4
 
351
154
160
505
665
Precinct 5
 
274
118
134
392
526
Precinct 1
 
383
192
187
575
762
Precinct 2
 
385
155
181
540
721
Precinct 3
 
416
179
184
595
779
Precinct 4
 
492
224
357
716
1,073
Precinct 5
 
399
181
192
580
772
Totals
 
11,901
5,520
7,003
17,421
24,424