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The proposed constitutional amendment would give the legislature the power to establish a different method of property taxation for land which is used for recreational purposes and for land preserved in its natural state. It would add these two categories to the existing constitutional provision which allows the legislature to tax wild and forest land differently. The amendment's stated purpose is to develop and conserve natural resources and the environmental benefits of recreational land.

1978 Nov 7 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 7 :: 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 August 11, 1976, by a vote of 248-5, and on May 24, 1978, by a vote of 257-0?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
13,303
6,304
5,788
19,607
25,395
Precinct 1
 
270
118
141
388
529
Precinct 2
 
235
129
137
364
501
Precinct 3
 
280
144
138
424
562
Precinct 4
 
338
157
130
495
625
Precinct 5
 
283
133
119
416
535
Precinct 1
 
114
55
89
169
258
Precinct 2
 
322
151
133
473
606
Precinct 3
 
177
57
88
234
322
Precinct 4
 
342
151
130
493
623
Precinct 5
 
352
150
144
502
646
Precinct 6
 
235
115
98
350
448
Precinct 1
 
430
174
199
604
803
Precinct 2
 
347
155
177
502
679
Precinct 3
 
352
201
154
553
707
Precinct 4
 
347
192
138
539
677
Precinct 5
 
323
142
126
465
591
Precinct 1
 
374
198
146
572
718
Precinct 2
 
267
114
169
381
550
Precinct 3
 
365
205
153
570
723
Precinct 4
 
437
210
186
647
833
Precinct 5
 
388
208
237
596
833
Precinct 6
 
407
178
197
585
782
Precinct 1
 
333
164
127
497
624
Precinct 2
 
329
169
152
498
650
Precinct 3
 
375
151
128
526
654
Precinct 4
 
409
169
148
578
726
Precinct 5
 
272
154
136
426
562
Precinct 6
 
405
185
140
590
730
Precinct 1
 
414
167
163
581
744
Precinct 2
 
437
175
161
612
773
Precinct 3
 
336
182
150
518
668
Precinct 4
 
415
185
122
600
722
Precinct 5
 
303
149
100
452
552
Precinct 1
 
409
215
197
624
821
Precinct 2
 
382
204
138
586
724
Precinct 3
 
440
206
180
646
826
Precinct 4
 
631
284
325
915
1,240
Precinct 5
 
428
208
192
636
828
Totals
 
13,303
6,304
5,788
19,607
25,395