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This amendment annuls all existing provisions of the Constitution and its prior amendments which require annual sessions of the General Court, commonly known as the Legislature, and provides for biennial sessions in their place. It also provides that the budget of all proposed expenditures of the Commonwealth shall be so prepared as to cover two fiscal years insteadof only one as at present required,-which proposed amendment was approved by the General Court and in a joint session of the two branches held may 27, 1936, received 141 votes in the affirmative and 117 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 19, 1937, received 158 votes in the affirmative and 112 in the negative.

1938 Nov 8 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 1 :: Constitutional AmendmentShall an amendment to the Constitution providing for biennial sessions of the General Court and for a biennial budget which is further described as follows: [see summary] be approved?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
17,111
10,798
13,460
27,909
41,369
Precinct 1
 
562
337
487
899
1,386
Precinct 2
 
683
380
546
1,063
1,609
Precinct 3
 
392
213
333
605
938
Precinct 4
 
615
355
427
970
1,397
Precinct 1
 
385
155
373
540
913
Precinct 2
 
532
274
503
806
1,309
Precinct 3
 
269
148
263
417
680
Precinct 4
 
574
349
518
923
1,441
Precinct 5
 
571
311
495
882
1,377
Precinct 1
 
494
261
422
755
1,177
Precinct 2
 
482
309
367
791
1,158
Precinct 3
 
591
449
498
1,040
1,538
Precinct 4
 
698
437
516
1,135
1,651
Precinct 1
 
541
389
400
930
1,330
Precinct 2
 
681
352
554
1,033
1,587
Precinct 3
 
506
334
334
840
1,174
Precinct 4
 
559
402
384
961
1,345
Precinct 5
 
495
304
375
799
1,174
Precinct 1
 
635
384
521
1,019
1,540
Precinct 2
 
600
357
534
957
1,491
Precinct 3
 
622
445
525
1,067
1,592
Precinct 4
 
611
414
499
1,025
1,524
Precinct 1
 
519
447
426
966
1,392
Precinct 2
 
571
373
400
944
1,344
Precinct 3
 
664
425
443
1,089
1,532
Precinct 4
 
710
497
427
1,207
1,634
Precinct 1
 
483
406
451
889
1,340
Precinct 2
 
561
271
340
832
1,172
Precinct 3
 
557
402
345
959
1,304
Precinct 4
 
470
298
357
768
1,125
Precinct 5
 
478
320
397
798
1,195
Totals
 
17,111
10,798
13,460
27,909
41,369