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Shall the proposed law which provides for an additional method of nominating candidates for nomination, at the state primaries in September, by members of political parties, at the state primaries in September, by members of political parties, for those offices to be filled by all voters of the Commonwealth at a state election. It provides that the state conventions of the political parties, in each state election year, shall be held before and not after the state primaries, as now, namely, not later that June 15. In order to elect delegates to such party conventions, party primaries are established to be held on the last Tuesday in April. Among other things, these state conventions may endorse candidates for offices to be filled by all the voters and to be voted upon at the state primaries. Such endorsement places a candidate in nomination, at such state primaries, without the necessity of filling nomination papers. The name of the endorsed candidate is to be placed first on the ballot and against his name is to be placed the "Endorsed by (the name of political party) convention" in addition to the eight-word statement now authorized by law. Candidates endorsed by a party convention may not withdraw.

It also provides for the election of district members of state committees and members of ward and town committees at the proposed party primaries in April, as well as delegates to the state party conventions, instead of at the state primaries in September, as now. It also provides for the election of delegates to national conventions (to consist of candidates for President) at the proposed party primaries instead of at the primaries, now specially held for that purpose, and which existing law requires to be held on the last Tuesday in April (the same day proposed for the proposed party primaries). It also provides for certain other new provisions of law and certain changes in existing laws, relating to holding state conventions and party primaries, the number and election of delegates to state conventions, the number of members at large of a state committee, and other matters, which in more detail chiefly are as follows:

State conventions are to be composed solely of delegates elected at the party primaries, and the number is to be one form each such ward and town and one additional for every fifteen hundred votes or major fraction thereof above the first fifteen hundred votes cast at the preceding state election in such ward or town for the political party candidate for Governor, instead of a number now fixed by the state committee of each party (not less than one from each ward or town) and certain members designated by existing law.

The time, for notice to the Sate Secretary by aldermen or selectmen of their determination to hold primaries by wards, precincts or groups of precincts, to be March 1, instead of August 1, as now.

The names of candidates for election for delegates to a state convention and for district members of a state committee to be arranged individually by alphabet instead of in groups arranged by lot, as now. Vacancies in the office of a delegate to a state or national convention not to be filled except in case of a tie vote, and then by delegates from the same district, within ten days, and if no other delegate or if not so filled, then by a state committee, rather than solely by the remaining members of the delegation; and statement of filling such vacancy to be filled with State Secretary.

Seating of delegates at state conventions to be in groups by senatorial districts, and order of business at said conventions defined. Voting on candidates, by a convention, to be by roll call, if more than one candidate for the office, or by groups of delegates unless any member of such group objects.

The number of members at large of a state committee of a political party to be fixed by the state convention of a party instead of by the state committee, as now. The existing provisions as to preparation and filling nomination papers, objections to nominations, preparation, number, substance, arrangement and form of ballots, hours during which polls shall be open, opening of ballot boxes, canvas and return and certification of votes now applicable to state primaries to be applicable to the proposed party primaries.

The power of a state committee to fix the number of district delegates to a national convention to be continued, but the date, of giving notice to the State Secretary, of such fixation to be March 1 instead of on or before the third Wednesday in March, as now. The power of city and town committees to fix the number of members of ward and town committees to be continued, but the date, of giving notice to the State Secretary, of such fixation to be March 1 instead of August 1, as now, which was approved in the Senate by a vote of 21 in the affirmative and 17 in the negative and was disapproved in the House of Representatives by a vote of 62 in the affirmative and 138 in the negative, be approved?

1932 Nov 8 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 2 :: Initiative PetitionShall the proposed law which provides for an additional method of nominating candidates for nomination, at the state primaries in September, by members of political parties... [see summary of question below] which was approved in the Senate by a vote of 21 in the affirmative and 17 in the negative and was disapproved in the House of Representatives by a vote of 62 in the affirmative and 138 in the negative, be approved?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
13,976
7,062
16,628
21,038
37,666
Precinct 1
 
379
217
618
596
1,214
Precinct 2
 
486
214
697
700
1,397
Precinct 3
 
283
167
409
450
859
Precinct 4
 
418
237
592
655
1,247
Precinct 1
 
167
125
403
292
695
Precinct 2
 
354
222
585
576
1,161
Precinct 3
 
159
87
321
246
567
Precinct 4
 
403
209
635
612
1,247
Precinct 5
 
350
215
643
565
1,208
Precinct 1
 
420
234
474
654
1,128
Precinct 2
 
416
211
398
627
1,025
Precinct 3
 
533
284
705
817
1,522
Precinct 4
 
603
325
681
928
1,609
Precinct 1
 
456
253
438
709
1,147
Precinct 2
 
462
246
639
708
1,347
Precinct 3
 
515
177
413
692
1,105
Precinct 4
 
608
248
533
856
1,389
Precinct 5
 
327
191
474
518
992
Precinct 1
 
427
255
642
682
1,324
Precinct 2
 
407
237
672
644
1,316
Precinct 3
 
550
262
659
812
1,471
Precinct 4
 
488
269
624
757
1,381
Precinct 1
 
567
271
539
838
1,377
Precinct 2
 
507
233
505
740
1,245
Precinct 3
 
583
270
489
853
1,342
Precinct 4
 
679
291
572
970
1,542
Precinct 1
 
498
241
502
739
1,241
Precinct 2
 
463
185
401
648
1,049
Precinct 3
 
609
268
460
877
1,337
Precinct 4
 
388
194
447
582
1,029
Precinct 5
 
471
224
458
695
1,153
Totals
 
13,976
7,062
16,628
21,038
37,666