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The proposed constitutional amendment would require that in the taking of the state census, residence be determined in accordance with the standards used by the United States when taking the federal census. Under the federal standards, residence is based upon where a person spends most of his or her time whereas under present state standards residence is based upon legal domicile. The standards would be subject to any exceptions which the legislature might enact.

1978 Nov 7 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 4 :: 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, 1976, by a vote of 266-0, and on August 10, 1977, by a vote of 258-0?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
14,162
5,495
5,738
19,657
25,395
Precinct 1
 
273
118
138
391
529
Precinct 2
 
233
125
143
358
501
Precinct 3
 
296
128
138
424
562
Precinct 4
 
349
143
133
492
625
Precinct 5
 
300
104
131
404
535
Precinct 1
 
111
54
93
165
258
Precinct 2
 
349
123
134
472
606
Precinct 3
 
172
68
82
240
322
Precinct 4
 
357
127
139
484
623
Precinct 5
 
388
105
153
493
646
Precinct 6
 
257
91
100
348
448
Precinct 1
 
441
167
195
608
803
Precinct 2
 
349
157
173
506
679
Precinct 3
 
395
170
142
565
707
Precinct 4
 
377
154
146
531
677
Precinct 5
 
358
111
122
469
591
Precinct 1
 
400
160
158
560
718
Precinct 2
 
265
111
174
376
550
Precinct 3
 
422
170
131
592
723
Precinct 4
 
482
186
165
668
833
Precinct 5
 
450
179
204
629
833
Precinct 6
 
432
162
188
594
782
Precinct 1
 
354
132
138
486
624
Precinct 2
 
371
131
148
502
650
Precinct 3
 
400
141
113
541
654
Precinct 4
 
417
169
140
586
726
Precinct 5
 
309
116
137
425
562
Precinct 6
 
434
151
145
585
730
Precinct 1
 
413
164
167
577
744
Precinct 2
 
447
158
168
605
773
Precinct 3
 
389
144
135
533
668
Precinct 4
 
419
168
135
587
722
Precinct 5
 
304
142
106
446
552
Precinct 1
 
430
184
207
614
821
Precinct 2
 
406
168
150
574
724
Precinct 3
 
483
174
169
657
826
Precinct 4
 
670
252
318
922
1,240
Precinct 5
 
460
188
180
648
828
Totals
 
14,162
5,495
5,738
19,657
25,395