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Shall a law (Chapter 454 of the Acts pf 1923), which provides for the raising of funds toward the cost of the construction and maintenance of highways by means of an excise tax of two cents on each gallon of gasoline and other fuel used for propelling motor vehicles on the highways of the Commonwealth, said tax to be paid by the purchaser to the distributor, who, in turn, pays it to the Commonwealth, and the money to be credited to a fund to be known as the gasoline-highway fund, out of which, reimbursement is to be made to purchasers, who shall consume the gasoline or other fuel in any manner except in the operation of motor vehicles on the highways, and the expenses of carrying out the act are to be paid, fifty per cent of the balance of said fund to be distributed to the cities and towns of the Commonwealth in proportion to the amounts which they contribute to the State tax, and this fifty percent to the expended in construction or improvement of public ways within the city or town limits, and the other fifty per cent to expended by the State Department of Public Works on such highways as it may select, which law was approved by both branches of the General Court by votes not recorded, and approved by His Excellency the Governor, be approved?

1924 Nov 4 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 4 :: ReferendumShall a law (Chapter 454 of the Acts pf 1923),- [see summary of question below] -which law was approved by both branches of the General Court by votes not recorded, and approved by His Excellency the Governor, be approved?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
6,939
15,295
9,081
22,234
31,315
Precinct 1
 
325
685
447
1,010
1,457
Precinct 2
 
233
494
281
727
1,008
Precinct 3
 
99
252
164
351
515
Precinct 4
 
50
186
130
236
366
Precinct 1
 
68
286
249
354
603
Precinct 2
 
239
791
699
1,030
1,729
Precinct 3
 
66
316
266
382
648
Precinct 1
 
479
883
472
1,362
1,834
Precinct 2
 
363
750
536
1,113
1,649
Precinct 1
 
372
761
483
1,133
1,616
Precinct 2
 
374
703
377
1,077
1,454
Precinct 1
 
525
1,069
450
1,594
2,044
Precinct 2
 
358
666
404
1,024
1,428
Precinct 3
 
181
660
456
841
1,297
Precinct 1
 
261
664
399
925
1,324
Precinct 2
 
238
575
354
813
1,167
Precinct 3
 
278
624
327
902
1,229
Precinct 4
 
373
915
422
1,288
1,710
Precinct 1
 
446
820
334
1,266
1,600
Precinct 2
 
436
712
448
1,148
1,596
Precinct 3
 
400
923
604
1,323
1,927
Precinct 4
 
358
723
390
1,081
1,471
Precinct 5
 
417
837
389
1,254
1,643
Totals
 
6,939
15,295
9,081
22,234
31,315