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The Legislature has placed this question on the ballot in order to determine whether the people favor or oppose the construction of an oil refinery and deep water port in Massachusetts. The vote on this question is not binding on the Legislature. The question deals with the general advisability of such construction and is not a specific proposal for a facility. If a specific proposal is made, it would be subject to approval by the communities directly affected and subject to any restrictions imposed by the Legislature.

1976 Nov 2 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 8 :: Advisory/Public Policy QuestionThe following is a non-binding advisory question: "Shall the General Court enact legislation authorizing the construction of an oil refinery and a deep water port, subject to the approval of those communities directly affected and any reservations that the General Court may prescribe?"

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
16,707
11,275
3,922
27,982
31,904
Precinct 1
 
343
234
84
577
661
Precinct 2
 
289
201
81
490
571
Precinct 3
 
392
217
75
609
684
Precinct 4
 
425
254
90
679
769
Precinct 5
 
330
199
75
529
604
Precinct 1
 
144
114
63
258
321
Precinct 2
 
379
313
94
692
786
Precinct 3
 
207
171
60
378
438
Precinct 4
 
390
352
98
742
840
Precinct 5
 
372
387
96
759
855
Precinct 6
 
286
217
71
503
574
Precinct 1
 
459
357
148
816
964
Precinct 2
 
418
344
123
762
885
Precinct 3
 
448
315
103
763
866
Precinct 4
 
462
318
100
780
880
Precinct 5
 
390
248
87
638
725
Precinct 1
 
487
330
118
817
935
Precinct 2
 
361
207
118
568
686
Precinct 3
 
540
327
91
867
958
Precinct 4
 
554
354
133
908
1,041
Precinct 5
 
522
307
145
829
974
Precinct 6
 
517
336
125
853
978
Precinct 1
 
446
271
88
717
805
Precinct 2
 
445
289
89
734
823
Precinct 3
 
457
301
81
758
839
Precinct 4
 
503
321
87
824
911
Precinct 5
 
406
258
86
664
750
Precinct 6
 
500
256
117
756
873
Precinct 1
 
503
344
87
847
934
Precinct 2
 
519
361
102
880
982
Precinct 3
 
444
320
93
764
857
Precinct 4
 
457
319
88
776
864
Precinct 5
 
383
262
72
645
717
Precinct 1
 
539
342
123
881
1,004
Precinct 2
 
488
348
115
836
951
Precinct 3
 
545
381
125
926
1,051
Precinct 4
 
764
449
265
1,213
1,478
Precinct 5
 
593
351
126
944
1,070
Totals
 
16,707
11,275
3,922
27,982
31,904