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Although the City Charter has been amended since 1899, there has not been a substantial revision of the Charter since this date and this non-binding advisory question placed on the ballot by the Board of Aldermen and the Mayor seeks to obtain a sense o the people about whether a committee should or should not be established to begin a revision of the city's charter.

1977 Nov 8 :: City of Somerville :: Advisory/Public Policy QuestionShall a committee of nine members consisting of the Mayor or his designee, two members of the Board of Aldermen appointed by the President, the Chairman of the Somerville School Committee or his designee and five private citizens, be established in the City of Somerville to revise the current City Charter which was adopted in 1899?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
9,656
4,726
6,741
14,382
21,123
Precinct 1
 
198
112
170
310
480
Precinct 2
 
194
117
150
311
461
Precinct 3
 
215
124
160
339
499
Precinct 4
 
251
131
166
382
548
Precinct 5
 
216
115
170
331
501
Precinct 1
 
64
35
110
99
209
Precinct 2
 
213
104
162
317
479
Precinct 3
 
121
60
111
181
292
Precinct 4
 
216
112
217
328
545
Precinct 5
 
215
115
165
330
495
Precinct 6
 
166
64
130
230
360
Precinct 1
 
254
143
228
397
625
Precinct 2
 
248
104
229
352
581
Precinct 3
 
270
104
180
374
554
Precinct 4
 
233
146
161
379
540
Precinct 5
 
232
95
125
327
452
Precinct 1
 
291
126
165
417
582
Precinct 2
 
206
105
171
311
482
Precinct 3
 
282
138
171
420
591
Precinct 4
 
311
148
185
459
644
Precinct 5
 
280
167
256
447
703
Precinct 6
 
346
146
224
492
716
Precinct 1
 
258
138
182
396
578
Precinct 2
 
239
121
162
360
522
Precinct 3
 
243
118
158
361
519
Precinct 4
 
325
146
143
471
614
Precinct 5
 
188
111
152
299
451
Precinct 6
 
303
141
159
444
603
Precinct 1
 
300
147
213
447
660
Precinct 2
 
344
122
219
466
685
Precinct 3
 
250
131
182
381
563
Precinct 4
 
309
140
174
449
623
Precinct 5
 
206
112
155
318
473
Precinct 1
 
333
145
186
478
664
Precinct 2
 
269
119
151
388
539
Precinct 3
 
293
168
167
461
628
Precinct 4
 
419
204
325
623
948
Precinct 5
 
355
152
207
507
714
Totals
 
9,656
4,726
6,741
14,382
21,123