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The proposed constitutional amendment would permit the legislature to establish as many as four different classes of real property for tax purposes. Property in any one class would be required to be assessed, rated and taxed proportionately but property in different classes could be assessed, rated and taxed differently. The legislature could grant reasonable exemptions. The constitution presently requires all property (other than wild lands, forest lands and certain agricultural and horticultural lands) to be assessed and rated equally at full value for tax purposes.

1978 Nov 7 :: 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 joint sessions of the House of Representatives and Senate of May 28, 1975, by a vote of 220-53, and on September 7, 1977, by a vote of 243-20?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
21,245
2,825
1,325
24,070
25,395
Precinct 1
 
444
59
26
503
529
Precinct 2
 
425
48
28
473
501
Precinct 3
 
462
65
35
527
562
Precinct 4
 
516
73
36
589
625
Precinct 5
 
467
44
24
511
535
Precinct 1
 
190
36
32
226
258
Precinct 2
 
523
51
32
574
606
Precinct 3
 
263
28
31
291
322
Precinct 4
 
537
55
31
592
623
Precinct 5
 
547
64
35
611
646
Precinct 6
 
366
63
19
429
448
Precinct 1
 
660
88
55
748
803
Precinct 2
 
525
86
68
611
679
Precinct 3
 
580
90
37
670
707
Precinct 4
 
562
89
26
651
677
Precinct 5
 
483
68
40
551
591
Precinct 1
 
606
76
36
682
718
Precinct 2
 
473
44
33
517
550
Precinct 3
 
619
81
23
700
723
Precinct 4
 
719
81
33
800
833
Precinct 5
 
718
73
42
791
833
Precinct 6
 
649
91
42
740
782
Precinct 1
 
536
49
39
585
624
Precinct 2
 
544
75
31
619
650
Precinct 3
 
577
58
19
635
654
Precinct 4
 
652
56
18
708
726
Precinct 5
 
479
56
27
535
562
Precinct 6
 
620
84
26
704
730
Precinct 1
 
645
72
27
717
744
Precinct 2
 
646
98
29
744
773
Precinct 3
 
549
87
32
636
668
Precinct 4
 
613
78
31
691
722
Precinct 5
 
427
94
31
521
552
Precinct 1
 
671
111
39
782
821
Precinct 2
 
597
86
41
683
724
Precinct 3
 
670
118
38
788
826
Precinct 4
 
980
169
91
1,149
1,240
Precinct 5
 
705
81
42
786
828
Totals
 
21,245
2,825
1,325
24,070
25,395