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This amendment to the Constitution of Massachusetts annuls Article XLV of the Amendments to the Constitution which related to absentee voting and adopts in its place a new Article XLV which authorizes the Legislature to provide for voting, in the choice of any officer to be elected or upon any question submitted at an election, by qualified voters of the Commonwealth who at the time of such election are absent from the city or town of which they are inhabitants or are unable of physical disability to cast their votes in person.

1944 Nov 7 :: State of Massachusetts :: Question 4 :: Constitutional AmendmentShall an amendment to the constitution providing for Absent Voting by Qualified Voters, who by Reason of Physical Disability are unable to vote in Person, which is further described as follows;- [see summary of question- which proposed amendment was approved by the General Court and in a joint session of the two branches held, July 8, 1941, received 171 votes in the affirmative and 30 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 27, 1943, received 164 votes in the affirmative and 61 in the negative be approved.

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Ward
Yes
No
Blank Votes Total Votes Cast Total Ballots Cast
Totals
 
19,700
3,925
19,210
23,625
42,835
Precinct 1
 
429
82
493
511
1,004
Precinct 2
 
374
95
436
469
905
Precinct 3
 
377
66
443
443
886
Precinct 4
 
520
96
548
616
1,164
Precinct 5
 
482
89
557
571
1,128
Precinct 1
 
328
55
610
383
993
Precinct 2
 
398
62
544
460
1,004
Precinct 3
 
322
61
368
383
751
Precinct 4
 
468
81
591
549
1,140
Precinct 5
 
430
79
537
509
1,046
Precinct 6
 
352
68
439
420
859
Precinct 1
 
540
103
589
643
1,232
Precinct 2
 
518
113
522
631
1,153
Precinct 3
 
561
103
534
664
1,198
Precinct 4
 
533
94
537
627
1,164
Precinct 5
 
505
102
401
607
1,008
Precinct 1
 
647
132
629
779
1,408
Precinct 2
 
374
64
489
438
927
Precinct 3
 
625
125
532
750
1,282
Precinct 4
 
718
134
574
852
1,426
Precinct 5
 
566
111
625
677
1,302
Precinct 6
 
411
77
402
488
890
Precinct 1
 
457
110
447
567
1,014
Precinct 2
 
470
88
520
558
1,078
Precinct 3
 
512
86
481
598
1,079
Precinct 4
 
552
97
485
649
1,134
Precinct 5
 
381
78
506
459
965
Precinct 6
 
528
108
514
636
1,150
Precinct 1
 
700
134
519
834
1,353
Precinct 2
 
638
136
561
774
1,335
Precinct 3
 
519
118
424
637
1,061
Precinct 4
 
625
146
438
771
1,209
Precinct 5
 
602
147
451
749
1,200
Precinct 1
 
671
143
540
814
1,354
Precinct 2
 
587
128
545
715
1,260
Precinct 3
 
720
145
426
865
1,291
Precinct 4
 
577
131
520
708
1,228
Precinct 5
 
683
138
433
821
1,254
Totals
 
19,700
3,925
19,210
23,625
42,835