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This article of amendment to the Constitution of Massachusetts annuls Article VIII of section 1 of chapter 11 of Part the Second of the Constitution, which vested the Governor, by and with the advice of such as persons may be convicted of before the Senate by an impeachment of the House, and adopts a new the advice of the Council, but provides the terms and conditions upon which a pardon may be granted,

The new Article VIII contains the same provision as the old with relation to the ineffectiveness of pardons granted before a conviction.

1944 Nov 7 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 2 :: Constitutional AmendmentShall an amendment to the constitution to provide that the General Court may prescribe the terms and conditions under which pardons of offences which are felonies may be granted which is further described as follows:- [see summary of question] -which proposed amendment was approved the General Court and in a joint session of the two branches held July 9, 1941, received 199 votes in the affirmative and 1 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 12, 1943, received 193 votes in the affirmative and 0 in the negative, -be approved?

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
13,937
9,188
19,710
23,125
42,835
Precinct 1
 
340
165
499
505
1,004
Precinct 2
 
286
170
449
456
905
Precinct 3
 
306
128
452
434
886
Precinct 4
 
420
208
536
628
1,164
Precinct 5
 
390
193
545
583
1,128
Precinct 1
 
295
85
613
380
993
Precinct 2
 
322
126
556
448
1,004
Precinct 3
 
278
92
381
370
751
Precinct 4
 
367
163
610
530
1,140
Precinct 5
 
333
160
553
493
1,046
Precinct 6
 
291
124
444
415
859
Precinct 1
 
369
264
599
633
1,232
Precinct 2
 
346
291
516
637
1,153
Precinct 3
 
364
284
550
648
1,198
Precinct 4
 
378
230
556
608
1,164
Precinct 5
 
298
297
413
595
1,008
Precinct 1
 
459
282
667
741
1,408
Precinct 2
 
304
129
494
433
927
Precinct 3
 
394
336
552
730
1,282
Precinct 4
 
432
391
603
823
1,426
Precinct 5
 
402
228
672
630
1,302
Precinct 6
 
320
158
412
478
890
Precinct 1
 
333
210
471
543
1,014
Precinct 2
 
363
198
517
561
1,078
Precinct 3
 
383
204
492
587
1,079
Precinct 4
 
379
259
496
638
1,134
Precinct 5
 
293
168
504
461
965
Precinct 6
 
372
264
514
636
1,150
Precinct 1
 
476
336
541
812
1,353
Precinct 2
 
448
315
572
763
1,335
Precinct 3
 
299
326
436
625
1,061
Precinct 4
 
402
366
441
768
1,209
Precinct 5
 
352
355
493
707
1,200
Precinct 1
 
419
363
572
782
1,354
Precinct 2
 
435
277
548
712
1,260
Precinct 3
 
427
410
454
837
1,291
Precinct 4
 
408
279
541
687
1,228
Precinct 5
 
454
354
446
808
1,254
Totals
 
13,937
9,188
19,710
23,125
42,835