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The proposed constitutional amendment would allow a local charter commission 18 months after its election to prepare a charter or charter revision for submission to the voters of a city or town. Presently, the constitution provides that the charter or charter revision be prepared within 10 months of the election of the charter commission.

1978 Nov 7 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 5 :: 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 26, 1976, by a vote of 260-1, and on August 10, 1977, by a vote of 255-0?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
10,784
7,975
6,636
18,759
25,395
Precinct 1
 
232
149
148
381
529
Precinct 2
 
194
148
159
342
501
Precinct 3
 
246
166
150
412
562
Precinct 4
 
269
206
150
475
625
Precinct 5
 
233
165
137
398
535
Precinct 1
 
99
65
94
164
258
Precinct 2
 
248
207
151
455
606
Precinct 3
 
132
100
90
232
322
Precinct 4
 
251
209
163
460
623
Precinct 5
 
270
183
193
453
646
Precinct 6
 
213
122
113
335
448
Precinct 1
 
334
242
227
576
803
Precinct 2
 
275
198
206
473
679
Precinct 3
 
313
226
168
539
707
Precinct 4
 
284
222
171
506
677
Precinct 5
 
277
190
124
467
591
Precinct 1
 
285
269
164
554
718
Precinct 2
 
225
138
187
363
550
Precinct 3
 
296
266
161
562
723
Precinct 4
 
359
280
194
639
833
Precinct 5
 
330
254
249
584
833
Precinct 6
 
363
196
223
559
782
Precinct 1
 
275
197
152
472
624
Precinct 2
 
281
197
172
478
650
Precinct 3
 
324
194
136
518
654
Precinct 4
 
317
236
173
553
726
Precinct 5
 
220
192
150
412
562
Precinct 6
 
350
213
167
563
730
Precinct 1
 
324
216
204
540
744
Precinct 2
 
327
242
204
569
773
Precinct 3
 
297
197
174
494
668
Precinct 4
 
309
263
150
572
722
Precinct 5
 
245
184
123
429
552
Precinct 1
 
334
269
218
603
821
Precinct 2
 
290
245
189
535
724
Precinct 3
 
346
273
207
619
826
Precinct 4
 
499
365
376
864
1,240
Precinct 5
 
318
291
219
609
828
Totals
 
10,784
7,975
6,636
18,759
25,395