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Year Q # Question Type Locality/District Results
2018 4 SUMMARY This question involves amendment of the Town's acceptance of G.L. c.44B, sections 3-7, also known as the Community Preservation Act (the 'Act'), by increasing the surcharge imposed on real property from one-half percent (.5%) to one percent (1%) of the tax levy, as determined annually by the...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
556 39.5%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
850 60.5%
Blanks 102  
Total Votes Cast 1,508 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the Town of Northbridge be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to pay the costs for planning, designing, constructing, originally equipping, and furnishing the new W. Edward Balmer Elementar...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
4,405 65.1%
No
2,360 34.9%
Blanks 284  
Total Votes Cast 7,049 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of amending the Massachusetts Constitution to establish health care as a constitutional right?""See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 31st Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,588 64.4%
No
6,966 35.6%
Blanks 2,917  
Total Votes Cast 22,471 See Details »
2018 2 This proposed law would create a citizens commission to consider and recommend potential amendments to the United States Constitution to establish that corporations do not have the same Constitutional rights as human beings and that campaign contributions and expenditures may be regulated. Any resid...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,871,989 71.4%
No
751,447 28.6%
Blanks 129,229  
Total Votes Cast 2,752,665 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the state representative from this District be instructed to vote for legislation to create a single-payer system of universal health care that would provide all Massachusetts residents with comprehensive health care coverage including the freedom to choose doctors and other health care profes...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 5th Hampden
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,406 67.5%
No
3,570 32.5%
Blanks 1,475  
Total Votes Cast 12,451 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of the Global Warming Solutions Implementation Act, which would require the state to create a clean energy roadmap for meeting the 2050 emissions limits set by the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008, including detaile...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 19th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,354 73.4%
No
3,034 26.6%
Blanks 1,781  
Total Votes Cast 13,169 See Details »
2018 4 SUMMARY Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act (the 'Act'), establishes a dedicated funding source for the: acquisition, creation and preservation of open space; acquisition, preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of hi...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
976 57.3%
No
726 42.7%
Blanks 58  
Total Votes Cast 1,760 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the Town of Merrimac be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued for the design and construction of a new police station?""See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,885 58.0%
No
1,363 42.0%
Blanks 180  
Total Votes Cast 3,428 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the Town of Needham be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to pay the costs of engineering and design services for the reconstruction and/or construction of the Public Safety Building and Fir...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,423 67.6%
No
4,997 32.4%
Blanks 1,025  
Total Votes Cast 16,445 See Details »
2018 5 Shall the Town of Orleans be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to fund additional costs relating to the demolition of the Tri-Town Septage Facility and compost shed located on Overland Way, inclu...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,734 72.3%
No
1,046 27.7%
Blanks 325  
Total Votes Cast 4,105 See Details »
2018 5 Shall the Town of Sudbury be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to purchase, upon such terms as the Board of Selectmen determine, the fee or other interest in the property located at 82 Morse Roa...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,014 66.2%
No
3,069 33.8%
Blanks 563  
Total Votes Cast 9,646 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the Town of Natick be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to design, develop, construct, furnish, and equip a new West Natick Fire Station (Fire Station #4) and related facilities, buildings,...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,394 74.5%
No
4,232 25.5%
Blanks 723  
Total Votes Cast 17,349 See Details »
2018 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would repeal the $45,000 increase in annual compensation for the speaker of the House of Representatives enacted in House No. 58 by the 190th General Court; prohibit elected officials and their senio...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 19th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,382 66.1%
No
3,790 33.9%
Blanks 1,997  
Total Votes Cast 13,169 See Details »
2018 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to introduce and vote in favor of legislation adopting a system for all state and local primaries and elections in which voters rank candidates in order of preference?""See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,232 60.2%
No
7,413 39.8%
Blanks 3,150  
Total Votes Cast 21,795 See Details »
2018 1 This proposed law would limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other health care facilities. The maximum number of patients per registered nurse would vary by type of unit and level of care, as follows: In units with step-down/interm...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
787,511 29.8%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,858,483 70.2%
Blanks 106,671  
Total Votes Cast 2,752,665 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the Town of Nantucket be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to make various transportation-related improvements in the Old South Road area including the costs of professional services for de...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,874 48.1%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,021 51.9%
Blanks 310  
Total Votes Cast 4,205 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the state representative from this District be instructed to vote for legislation to create a single-payer system of universal health care that would provide all Massachusetts residents with comprehensive health care coverage including the freedom to choose doctors and other health care profes...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,338 70.8%
No
5,507 29.2%
Blanks 1,811  
Total Votes Cast 20,656 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the state representative from this District be instructed to vote for legislation to create a single-payer system of universal health care that would provide all Massachusetts residents with comprehensive health care coverage including the freedom to choose doctors and other health care profes...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Franklin
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
15,411 77.8%
No
4,397 22.2%
Blanks 1,617  
Total Votes Cast 21,425 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the Town of Eastham be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to pay the Town's share of the cost of asbestos removal, demolition and site restoration of the Tri-Town Septage Treatment Plant in...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,148 70.9%
No
882 29.1%
Blanks 277  
Total Votes Cast 3,307 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the state representative from this District be instructed to vote for legislation to create a single-payer system of universal health care that would provide all Massachusetts residents with comprehensive health care coverage including the freedom to choose doctors and other health care profes...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,406 85.4%
No
1,783 14.6%
Blanks 1,408  
Total Votes Cast 13,597 See Details »
2018 3 This law adds gender identity to the list of prohibited grounds for discrimination in places of public accommodation, resort, or amusement. Such grounds also include race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, disability, and ancestry. A 'place of public accommodation, resort or amusement' i...See Details » Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,806,742 67.8%
No
857,401 32.2%
Blanks 88,522  
Total Votes Cast 2,752,665 See Details »
2018 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to introduce and vote in favor of legislation adopting a system for all state and local primaries and elections in which voters rank candidates in order of preference?""See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,570 66.1%
No
3,877 33.9%
Blanks 2,150  
Total Votes Cast 13,597 See Details »
2018 5 Shall the state representative from this District be instructed to vote for legislation to create a single-payer system of universal health care that would provide all Massachusetts residents with comprehensive health care coverage including the freedom to choose doctors and other health care profes...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Berkshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,526 74.5%
No
4,290 25.5%
Blanks 1,998  
Total Votes Cast 18,814 See Details »
2018 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a racial justice resolution supporting full and equal access for all Massachusetts families regardless of race or income, to affordable housing, good schools, adequate food, quality healthcare, and living-wage jobs; ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 13th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,176 79.8%
No
2,575 20.2%
Blanks 2,335  
Total Votes Cast 15,086 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation to freeze public higher education tuition and all associated costs for in-state students for five years and to begin to study achieving debt-free public higher education?""See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
37,215 72.7%
No
13,955 27.3%
Blanks 8,781  
Total Votes Cast 59,951 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the Town of Boxford be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to pay costs of design, permitting, construction and all other related expenses to implement the Non-School Municipal Facilities Pla...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,526 37.4%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,557 62.6%
Blanks 387  
Total Votes Cast 4,470 See Details »
2018 5 Shall the Town of Nantucket be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to make various transportation-related improvements in the Milestone Road area including the costs of professional services for de...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,873 48.2%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,010 51.8%
Blanks 322  
Total Votes Cast 4,205 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the Town of Newbury be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds to be issued in order to pay costs of either: (i) designing, constructing and originally equipping a new police station, and either remodeling, rec...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,451 36.4%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,540 63.6%
Blanks 153  
Total Votes Cast 4,144 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the Town of Orleans be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to fund the costs associated with the implementation of the Nauset Beach Retreat Master Plan and Facility Relocation project, includ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,748 72.4%
No
1,050 27.6%
Blanks 307  
Total Votes Cast 4,105 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the Town of Wareham be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to construct a new Pre-K through 4th Grade Elementary School on the existing Minot Forest school site, including the payment of all...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,211 58.4%
No
3,718 41.6%
Blanks 574  
Total Votes Cast 9,503 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the Town of Sudbury be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to design a new and/or renovated Community Center and all other appurtenances thereto, to be constructed on Town-owned land on the ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
4,268 47.7%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
4,673 52.3%
Blanks 705  
Total Votes Cast 9,646 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the Town of Leicester be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to fund the purchase of highway vehicles and equipment?""See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,343 53.8%
No
2,013 46.2%
Blanks 341  
Total Votes Cast 4,697 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the state representative from this District be instructed to vote for legislation to create a single-payer system of universal health care that would provide all Massachusetts residents with comprehensive health care coverage including the freedom to choose doctors and other health care profes...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
16,026 80.2%
No
3,951 19.8%
Blanks 1,818  
Total Votes Cast 21,795 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the City of Gardner be allowed to assess an additional $601,947.00 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of funding the School Department for the fiscal year beginning July 1 2019?""See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
2,974 44.0%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
3,778 56.0%
Blanks 224  
Total Votes Cast 6,976 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the Town of Belmont be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to pay for costs of designing, demolishing, reconstructing, originally equipping, and furnishing the Belmont High School, located a...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,574 76.3%
No
2,971 23.7%
Blanks 446  
Total Votes Cast 12,991 See Details »
2018 4 SUMMARY Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act (the 'Act'), establishes a dedicated funding source for the: acquisition, creation and preservation of open space; acquisition, preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of hi...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,552 66.0%
No
1,313 34.0%
Blanks 287  
Total Votes Cast 4,152 See Details »
2018 4 Shall the Town of Ashland be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to pay for the costs of an owners project manager, engineering and design services related to the construction of a public safety b...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
4,925 67.8%
No
2,341 32.2%
Blanks 553  
Total Votes Cast 7,819 See Details »
2016 4 The proposed law would permit the possession, use, distribution, and cultivation of marijuana in limited amounts by persons age 21 and older and would remove criminal penalties for such activities. It would provide for the regulation of commerce in marijuana, marijuana accessories, and marijuana pro...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,769,328 53.7%
No
1,528,219 46.3%
Blanks 81,254  
Total Votes Cast 3,378,801 See Details »
2016 3 This proposed law would prohibit any farm owner or operator from knowingly confining any breeding pig, calf raised for veal, or egg-laying hen in a way that prevents the animal from lying down, standing up, fully extending its limbs, or turning around freely. The proposed law would also prohibit any...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,530,143 77.6%
No
728,654 22.4%
Blanks 120,004  
Total Votes Cast 3,378,801 See Details »
2016 2 This proposed law would allow the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to approve up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter schools each year. Approvals under this law could expand statewide charter school enrollment by up to 1% of the total statewide pub...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,243,665 38.0%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,025,840 62.0%
Blanks 109,296  
Total Votes Cast 3,378,801 See Details »
2016 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that lowers the drinking age to age 19 for wines and malt beverages and maintains the drinking age at 21 for all other alcoholic beverages?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,710 51.2%
No
8,308 48.8%
Blanks 934  
Total Votes Cast 17,952 See Details »
2016 1 This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license, which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for the addi...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,240,877 39.3%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,919,893 60.7%
Blanks 218,031  
Total Votes Cast 3,378,801 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 12th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,438 72.1%
No
3,271 27.9%
Blanks 2,952  
Total Votes Cast 14,661 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 33rd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,085 71.0%
No
2,076 29.0%
Blanks 2,210  
Total Votes Cast 9,371 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that requires all non-hospital facilities performing more than 10 abortions a year to be licensed as "clinics" and to be inspected at least every two years by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,335 68.8%
No
3,323 31.2%
Blanks 1,971  
Total Votes Cast 12,629 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the Town of Hardwick be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to pay the costs of the (i) Gilbertville Water Pollution Control Facility Upgrade Project, including but not limited to the costs ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
456 47.7%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
499 52.3%
Blanks 63  
Total Votes Cast 1,018 See Details »
2014 7 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,337 72.9%
No
3,847 27.1%
Blanks 2,372  
Total Votes Cast 16,556 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 10th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,045 73.5%
No
3,256 26.5%
Blanks 4,079  
Total Votes Cast 16,380 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote for legislation that replaces the state's restrictions on marijuana with a law that regulates the cultivation of and commerce in marijuana, by persons over the age of 21, in the same manner as laws that apply to the cultivation ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,732 57.3%
No
6,514 42.7%
Blanks 2,826  
Total Votes Cast 18,072 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the town of Royalston be allowed to assess an additional $50,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding a capital projects stabilization fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
215 42.2%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
295 57.8%
Blanks 33  
Total Votes Cast 543 See Details »
2014 5 Sections 3 to 7, inclusive, of Chapter 44B of the General Laws, also known as the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act, establish a dedicated funding source for the purposes permitted by said Act, including (1) the acquisition, preservation or rehabilitation of historic resources including hist...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
254 43.6%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
328 56.4%
Blanks 50  
Total Votes Cast 632 See Details »
2014 5 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the "Community Preservation Act" (hereinafter "CPA"), establishes a dedicated funding source to enable the Town to: (1) acquire or preserve open space, and rehabilitate or create local parks, playgrounds and athletic ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,061 54.2%
No
8,488 45.8%
Blanks 1,192  
Total Votes Cast 19,741 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,818 70.7%
No
2,414 29.3%
Blanks 1,802  
Total Votes Cast 10,034 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 10th Plymouth
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,630 71.2%
No
2,683 28.8%
Blanks 2,435  
Total Votes Cast 11,748 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 21st Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,849 73.7%
No
3,163 26.3%
Blanks 4,383  
Total Votes Cast 16,395 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,577 74.1%
No
3,704 25.9%
Blanks 3,353  
Total Votes Cast 17,634 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,129 75.1%
No
3,352 24.9%
Blanks 2,855  
Total Votes Cast 16,336 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote for legislation that replaces the state's restrictions on marijuana with a law that regulates the cultivation of and commerce in marijuana, by persons over the age of 21, in the same manner as laws that apply to the cultivation ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 7th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,970 61.4%
No
4,377 38.6%
Blanks 2,082  
Total Votes Cast 13,429 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that requires all non-hospital facilities performing more than 10 abortions a year to be licensed as "clinics" and to be inspected at least every two years by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 6th Bristol
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,722 71.8%
No
2,246 28.2%
Blanks 1,594  
Total Votes Cast 9,562 See Details »
2014 1 This proposed law would eliminate the requirement that the state's gasoline tax, which was 24 cents per gallon as of September 2013, (1) be adjusted every year by the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index over the preceding year, but (2) not be adjusted below 21.5 cents per gallon.See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,095,229 53.0%
No
972,271 47.0%
Blanks 119,291  
Total Votes Cast 2,186,789 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the Town of Holbrook be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds to be issued in order to finance the construction of a building or buildings and to acquire equipment and furnishings related thereto for a pre-ki...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
3,102 73.7%
No
1,108 26.3%
Blanks 137  
Total Votes Cast 4,347 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the Town of Orleans be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to pay costs of a partial window/door replacement project at Orleans Elementary School, located at 46 Eldredge Park Way, including ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,641 80.5%
No
640 19.5%
Blanks 207  
Total Votes Cast 3,488 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the Town of Charlton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to purchase a 2015 Freightliner Dump Truck for use by the Highway Department?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
2,032 46.8%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,311 53.2%
Blanks 221  
Total Votes Cast 4,564 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the Town of Templeton be allowed to assess an additional $25,600 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding a part-time administrative assistant for the Board of Assessors and a part-time administrative assistant for the Town clerk for the fiscal year beginning July ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
733 27.3%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,955 72.7%
Blanks 46  
Total Votes Cast 2,734 See Details »
2014 7 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Franklin
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,459 68.7%
No
3,847 31.3%
Blanks 1,699  
Total Votes Cast 14,005 See Details »
2014 7 Shall the Town of Orleans be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to pay costs of constructing streetscape enhancements to the Main Street Intersection with Route 6A and with Route 28 not being fun...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,950 59.7%
No
1,314 40.3%
Blanks 224  
Total Votes Cast 3,488 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would prohibit candidates for state or local office from taking campaign contributions from industries regulated by such offices; regulate campaign spending by corporations; require increased disclosure of ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
37,947 83.9%
No
7,264 16.1%
Blanks 8,208  
Total Votes Cast 53,419 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 10th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,270 71.4%
No
4,117 28.6%
Blanks 1,853  
Total Votes Cast 16,240 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to introduce and vote in favor of legislation that would increase funding to cities and towns for road maintenance and repair to at least fiscal year 2007 levels?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Hampden
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,510 81.7%
No
1,912 18.3%
Blanks 2,392  
Total Votes Cast 12,814 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the Town of Spencer be allowed to assess an additional Four Hundred Eighty-Four Thousand Dollars ($484,000) in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of funding the following departmental services: Council on Aging ($90,000), Richard Sugden Library ($92,000), Fire Department ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,698 43.4%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,215 56.6%
Blanks 90  
Total Votes Cast 4,003 See Details »
2014 2 This proposed law would expand the state's beverage container deposit law, also known as the Bottle Bill, to require deposits on containers for all non-alcoholic non-carbonated drinks in liquid form intended for human consumption, except beverages primarily derived from dairy products, infant formul...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
564,381 26.5%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,561,591 73.5%
Blanks 60,819  
Total Votes Cast 2,186,789 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote for legislation that replaces the state's restrictions on marijuana with a law that regulates the cultivation of and commerce in marijuana, by persons over the age of 21, in the same manner as laws that apply to the cultivation ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,599 59.8%
No
5,787 40.2%
Blanks 2,606  
Total Votes Cast 16,992 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 6th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,293 72.9%
No
3,088 27.1%
Blanks 3,132  
Total Votes Cast 14,513 See Details »
2014 5 Sections 3 to 7, inclusive, of Chapter 44B of the Massachusetts General Laws, otherwise known as the Community Preservation Act, approving a surcharge on real property for the purposes permitted by said Act, including the acquisition, preservation, and creation of open space, the acquisition, preser...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
786 38.9%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,235 61.1%
Blanks 112  
Total Votes Cast 2,133 See Details »
2014 5 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act (Act), establish a dedicated funding source to enable cities and towns to (1) acquire and preserve open space, which includes land for park and recreational uses and the protection of pu...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,803 54.3%
No
7,406 45.7%
Blanks 1,743  
Total Votes Cast 17,952 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,926 73.2%
No
3,641 26.8%
Blanks 2,989  
Total Votes Cast 16,556 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Berkshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,307 74.3%
No
3,212 25.7%
Blanks 2,590  
Total Votes Cast 15,109 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the Town of North Brookfield be allowed to assess an additional $80,000.00 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of purchasing two cruiser vehicles for the Police Department for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
672 38.8%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,060 61.2%
Blanks 58  
Total Votes Cast 1,790 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the Town of Chilmark be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to repair and reconstruct certain public ways?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
308 73.7%
No
110 26.3%
Blanks 93  
Total Votes Cast 511 See Details »
2014 5 This question involves amendment of the Town's acceptance of G.L. c.44B, §§3-7, also known as the Community Preservation Act (the "Act"), by increasing the surcharge imposed on real property from one and one-half percent (1 1/2 %) to three percent (3%) of the tax levy, as determined annually b...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
3,641 53.5%
No
3,168 46.5%
Blanks 1,125  
Total Votes Cast 7,934 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would prohibit candidates for state or local office from taking campaign contributions from industries regulated by such offices; regulate campaign spending by corporations; require increased disclos...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 19th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,056 72.5%
No
2,300 27.5%
Blanks 2,467  
Total Votes Cast 10,823 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that requires all non-hospital facilities performing more than 10 abortions a year to be licensed as "clinics" and to be inspected at least every two years by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 5th Plymouth
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,081 68.8%
No
4,569 31.2%
Blanks 2,575  
Total Votes Cast 17,225 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that requires all non-hospital facilities performing more than 10 abortions a year to be licensed as "clinics" and to be inspected at least every two years by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,641 72.2%
No
3,717 27.8%
Blanks 2,461  
Total Votes Cast 15,819 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 14th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,092 71.8%
No
4,363 28.2%
Blanks 2,588  
Total Votes Cast 18,043 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 7th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,716 73.7%
No
2,037 26.3%
Blanks 1,929  
Total Votes Cast 9,682 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to introduce and vote in favor of legislation that would increase local aid to cities and towns to at least fiscal year 2007 levels?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Hampden
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,189 79.0%
No
2,183 21.0%
Blanks 2,442  
Total Votes Cast 12,814 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote for legislation that replaces the state's restrictions on marijuana with a law that regulates the cultivation of and commerce in marijuana, by persons over the age of 21, in the same manner as laws that apply to the cultivation ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,740 57.0%
No
7,357 43.0%
Blanks 2,614  
Total Votes Cast 19,711 See Details »
2014 4 This proposed law would entitle employees in Massachusetts to earn and use sick time according to certain conditions. Employees who work for employers having eleven or more employees could earn and use up to 40 hours of paid sick time per calendar year, while employees working for smaller employers...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,256,841 59.4%
No
859,621 40.6%
Blanks 70,329  
Total Votes Cast 2,186,789 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that requires all non-hospital facilities performing more than 10 abortions a year to be licensed as "clinics" and to be inspected at least every two years by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 7th Bristol
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
3,720 70.0%
No
1,593 30.0%
Blanks 1,186  
Total Votes Cast 6,499 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote for legislation to require that a majority of the voters in a municipality approve the sale of any municipally owned real estate containing more than 7,500 square feet of land?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 11th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,775 62.7%
No
4,620 37.3%
Blanks 3,375  
Total Votes Cast 15,770 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation to facilitate the licensing of low power radio stations in underserved communities?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 7th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
3,204 76.7%
No
971 23.3%
Blanks 1,527  
Total Votes Cast 5,702 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote for legislation that would allow local elected officials, in communities that have taken steps to promote affordable housing at a local level, to have binding input regarding density, required parking, and other project characte...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 11th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,879 65.6%
No
4,128 34.4%
Blanks 3,763  
Total Votes Cast 15,770 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 15th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,911 72.6%
No
4,124 27.4%
Blanks 2,608  
Total Votes Cast 17,643 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the Town of Wilbraham be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay the Town's allocable share of the bond issued by the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District for the purpose of paying costs of the Project Costs for the Wi...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
2,660 47.8%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,902 52.2%
Blanks 602  
Total Votes Cast 6,164 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the Town of Charlton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to purchase a fire engine to replace and combine engines T-1 & E 5?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,519 58.1%
No
1,820 41.9%
Blanks 225  
Total Votes Cast 4,564 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that requires all non-hospital facilities performing more than 10 abortions a year to be licensed as "clinics" and to be inspected at least every two years by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 16th Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
3,104 64.6%
No
1,698 35.4%
Blanks 2,183  
Total Votes Cast 6,985 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 12th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,871 68.8%
No
2,658 31.2%
Blanks 4,193  
Total Votes Cast 12,722 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation requiring municipal electric utilities (1) to adopt the same net metering rates and policies that are applicable to investor-owned electric utilities, and (2) to adopt rates and policies that do not discr...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Plymouth
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,910 70.4%
No
4,176 29.6%
Blanks 4,014  
Total Votes Cast 18,100 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 35th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,031 71.9%
No
2,743 28.1%
Blanks 2,715  
Total Votes Cast 12,489 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote for legislation to require that a majority of the voters in a municipality approve the sale of any municipally owned real estate containing more than 7,500 square feet of land?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 12th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,135 59.9%
No
4,772 40.1%
Blanks 3,564  
Total Votes Cast 15,471 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote for legislation that replaces the state's restrictions on marijuana with a law that regulates the cultivation of and commerce in marijuana, by persons over the age of 21, in the same manner as laws that apply to the cultivation ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 6th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,913 61.7%
No
4,293 38.3%
Blanks 2,595  
Total Votes Cast 13,801 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 13th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,089 74.2%
No
3,507 25.8%
Blanks 3,151  
Total Votes Cast 16,747 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,027 71.8%
No
4,330 28.2%
Blanks 1,911  
Total Votes Cast 17,268 See Details »
2014 3 This proposed law would (1) prohibit the Massachusetts Gaming Commission from issuing any license for a casino or other gaming establishment with table games and slot machines, or any license for a gaming establishment with slot machines; (2) prohibit any such casino or slots gaming under any such l...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
845,880 40.0%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,271,404 60.0%
Blanks 69,507  
Total Votes Cast 2,186,789 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the Town of Franklin be allowed to assess an additional $1,500,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding a stabilization fund as provided in GL Chapter 40 Section 5 B, said funds to be expended solely for roadway, sidewalk and related drainage work for the fisca...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
3,583 30.2%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,289 69.8%
Blanks 395  
Total Votes Cast 12,267 See Details »
2014 5 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act, establish a dedicated funding source to: (1) create and rehabilitate recreation lands including parks, playgrounds and athletic fields; (2) preserve and rehabilitate historic resources ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,493 47.5%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,647 52.5%
Blanks 228  
Total Votes Cast 3,368 See Details »
2014 5 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act, establish a dedicated funding source to acquire and preserve open space, parks and conservation land, protect public drinking water supplies and scenic areas, protect farmland and fores...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
263 47.9%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
286 52.1%
Blanks 39  
Total Votes Cast 588 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the Town of Swampscott be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to finance the design, construction and equipping of a new elementary school commonly referred to as the Hadley-New Elementary S...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,894 29.7%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
4,483 70.3%
Blanks 289  
Total Votes Cast 6,666 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the Town of Walpole be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to pay costs of architectural design and constructing, originally equipping and furnishing a new Police Station, Senior Center, Fire...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
4,709 45.0%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,758 55.0%
Blanks 305  
Total Votes Cast 10,772 See Details »
2014 5 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act, establish a dedicated funding source to acquire, create, and preserve open space, including land for parks, recreational uses and conservation land; acquire, preserve, rehabilitate and ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
6,169 49.5%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,302 50.5%
Blanks 1,427  
Total Votes Cast 13,898 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 10th Bristol
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,207 73.3%
No
2,993 26.7%
Blanks 2,719  
Total Votes Cast 13,919 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote for legislation that replaces the state's restrictions on marijuana with a law that regulates the cultivation of and commerce in marijuana, by persons over the age of 21, in the same manner as laws that apply to retail and agric...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,817 64.8%
No
4,791 35.2%
Blanks 2,491  
Total Votes Cast 16,099 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote for legislation that would allow local elected officials, in communities that have taken steps to promote affordable housing at a local level, to have binding input regarding density, required parking, and other project characte...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 12th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,455 64.8%
No
4,058 35.2%
Blanks 3,958  
Total Votes Cast 15,471 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that requires all non-hospital facilities performing more than 10 abortions a year to be licensed as "clinics" and to be inspected at least every two years by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 5th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,559 72.2%
No
3,674 27.8%
Blanks 3,078  
Total Votes Cast 16,311 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that requires all non-hospital facilities performing more than 10 abortions a year to be licensed as "clinics" and to be inspected at least every two years by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 12th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,706 70.0%
No
4,157 30.0%
Blanks 2,310  
Total Votes Cast 16,173 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the Town of Northbridge be allowed to assess an additional $300,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding a road maintenance and repair program for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,792 52.1%
No
2,569 47.9%
Blanks 154  
Total Votes Cast 5,515 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the Town of Wilbraham be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay the Town's allocable share of the bond issued by the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District for the purpose of paying costs of the Project Costs for the So...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
2,650 47.8%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,899 52.2%
Blanks 615  
Total Votes Cast 6,164 See Details »
2014 7 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that requires all non-hospital facilities performing more than 10 abortions a year to be licensed as "clinics" and to be inspected at least every two years by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 12th Hampden
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,474 69.8%
No
3,662 30.2%
Blanks 2,872  
Total Votes Cast 15,008 See Details »
2014 8 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation to expand the radiological Plume Exposure Emergency Planning Zone around the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, an approximately 10-mile-radius area, to include all of Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket Co...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) Cape and Islands
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
50,311 73.9%
No
17,798 26.1%
Blanks 10,467  
Total Votes Cast 78,576 See Details »
2014 5 This question involves amendment of the Town's 2007 acceptance of G.L. c.44B, §§3-7, also known as the Community Preservation Act ("Act"), approving a surcharge of .5% of the tax levy on real property. The May 5, 2014 Annual Town Meeting voted to increase that surcharge to 1% of the annual ta...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
499 39.4%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
767 60.6%
Blanks 382  
Total Votes Cast 1,648 See Details »
2014 9 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Barnstable
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,062 73.0%
No
5,209 27.0%
Blanks 2,723  
Total Votes Cast 21,994 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the Town of Orleans be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to pay costs of preparing design plans for the construction of a new Department of Public Works maintenance garage to be located on...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,911 58.6%
No
1,349 41.4%
Blanks 228  
Total Votes Cast 3,488 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 24th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,430 74.2%
No
3,965 25.8%
Blanks 2,091  
Total Votes Cast 17,486 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that requires all non-hospital facilities performing more than 10 abortions a year to be licensed as "clinics" and to be inspected at least every two years by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Bristol
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,971 69.9%
No
3,002 30.1%
Blanks 1,683  
Total Votes Cast 11,656 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the Town of Northbridge be allowed to assess an additional $311,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding the following capital purchases for the School Department: pick-up truck replacement; kitchen repairs at the Balmer School; air conditioner replacement for ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
2,533 47.9%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,760 52.1%
Blanks 222  
Total Votes Cast 5,515 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that raises the state's minimum wage to $15.00 an hour?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 10th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,703 63.2%
No
5,068 36.8%
Blanks 2,609  
Total Votes Cast 16,380 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 10th Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,812 73.6%
No
3,160 26.4%
Blanks 3,431  
Total Votes Cast 15,403 See Details »
2014 5 This question involves the Town's acceptance of G.L. c.44B, §§3-7, also known as the Community Preservation Act ("Act"), approving a surcharge of 1% of the tax levy on real property. The May 12, 2014 Annual Town Meeting voted to accept the Act and impose a surcharge in the amount of 1% of the...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,201 59.3%
No
826 40.7%
Blanks 75  
Total Votes Cast 2,102 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that requires all non-hospital facilities performing more than 10 abortions a year to be licensed as "clinics" and to be inspected at least every two years by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,611 68.2%
No
2,621 31.8%
Blanks 1,802  
Total Votes Cast 10,034 See Details »
2014 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution affirming that 1) rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only and 2) both Congress and the states...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 6th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,860 71.8%
No
3,080 28.2%
Blanks 2,861  
Total Votes Cast 13,801 See Details »
2014 5 Shall the Town of Templeton be allowed to assess an additional $57,900 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding 2% raises and equity adjustments for municipal employees for the fiscal year beginning July first, Two Thousand and fourteen?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
801 29.9%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,876 70.1%
Blanks 57  
Total Votes Cast 2,734 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states may pla...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) Middlesex and Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
57,039 77.7%
No
16,373 22.3%
Blanks 15,988  
Total Votes Cast 89,400 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to repeal the federal prohibition of marijuana, so that states may regulate it as they choose?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 22nd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,395 59.1%
No
7,203 40.9%
Blanks 2,648  
Total Votes Cast 20,246 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the Town of Lincoln be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay the Town's allocable share of the bonds issued for the purpose of paying costs of designing, renovating, rebuilding, equipping, and furnishing the Lincoln School...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,768 53.0%
No
1,568 47.0%
Blanks 414  
Total Votes Cast 3,750 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 7th Bristol
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,062 75.0%
No
2,354 25.0%
Blanks 2,667  
Total Votes Cast 12,083 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 11th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,375 81.2%
No
2,859 18.8%
Blanks 3,497  
Total Votes Cast 18,731 See Details »
2012 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 29th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
15,188 83.6%
No
2,975 16.4%
Blanks 4,226  
Total Votes Cast 22,389 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the Town of Mendon be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to purchase the former St. Michael's Church property to be used as the future site of the Taft Public Library and for other compatibl...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,988 60.3%
No
1,310 39.7%
Blanks 140  
Total Votes Cast 3,438 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a constitutional amendment that would place previously-appointed judges' names on the ballot, every six years, for a vote on whether to keep them on the bench, but not allow judges to raise money or actively campaign...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 14th Bristol
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,733 71.7%
No
4,620 28.3%
Blanks 3,689  
Total Votes Cast 20,042 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 15th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,575 83.5%
No
2,489 16.5%
Blanks 3,422  
Total Votes Cast 18,486 See Details »
2012 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 15th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,967 71.6%
No
5,534 28.4%
Blanks 4,857  
Total Votes Cast 24,358 See Details »
2012 7 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 29th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,412 80.9%
No
3,401 19.1%
Blanks 4,576  
Total Votes Cast 22,389 See Details »
2012 8 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Berkshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,346 71.8%
No
5,252 28.2%
Blanks 2,939  
Total Votes Cast 21,537 See Details »
2012 7 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 26th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,564 81.8%
No
2,566 18.2%
Blanks 3,254  
Total Votes Cast 17,384 See Details »
2012 7 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
15,429 68.0%
No
7,255 32.0%
Blanks 3,901  
Total Votes Cast 26,585 See Details »
2012 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 25th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,213 87.7%
No
2,000 12.3%
Blanks 3,037  
Total Votes Cast 19,250 See Details »
2012 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,732 86.3%
No
2,184 13.7%
Blanks 2,369  
Total Votes Cast 18,285 See Details »
2012 6 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
53,734 73.6%
No
19,243 26.4%
Blanks 14,028  
Total Votes Cast 87,005 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the Town of Mendon be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to renovate and equip the former St. Michael's Church property including other site improvements incidental or directly related there...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,852 56.3%
No
1,440 43.7%
Blanks 146  
Total Votes Cast 3,438 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the Town of Dudley be allowed to assess an additional $500,000.00 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding the following departmental expenses: Police Department ($31,000), Fire Department ($34,000), Highway Department ($35,000), Treasurer ($32,000), Veterans Servi...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
2,150 43.9%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,749 56.1%
Blanks 219  
Total Votes Cast 5,118 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,122 75.0%
No
3,699 25.0%
Blanks 4,005  
Total Votes Cast 18,826 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a constitutional amendment that would place previously-appointed judges' names on the ballot, every six years, for a vote on whether to keep them on the bench, but not allow judges to raise money or actively campaign...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 10th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,026 71.2%
No
5,265 28.8%
Blanks 4,792  
Total Votes Cast 23,083 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 12th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,721 81.4%
No
3,136 18.6%
Blanks 4,364  
Total Votes Cast 21,221 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 6th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,451 76.6%
No
4,099 23.4%
Blanks 3,470  
Total Votes Cast 21,020 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would require a voter, before voting, to show a valid, government-issued photo ID (for example, a driver's license, Massachusetts photo ID, military ID with photo, or U.S. passport)?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 6th Bristol
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,600 72.4%
No
3,656 27.6%
Blanks 2,667  
Total Votes Cast 15,923 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the City of Easthampton be allowed to assess an additional $1,407,456.00 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of increasing funding of the school department and operating budget for the fiscal year beginning July first, two thousand and twelveSee Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
3,880 44.6%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
4,816 55.4%
Blanks 383  
Total Votes Cast 9,079 See Details »
2012 4 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act (the "Act"), establish a dedicated funding source to enable cities and towns to: (1) acquire, create, and preserve open space, which includes conservation areas and land for the protecti...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
4,694 52.3%
No
4,274 47.7%
Blanks 1,138  
Total Votes Cast 10,106 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the Town of Hamilton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay the Town's allocable share of the bond issued by the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District for the purpose of paying costs of replacing the roof at the Cutle...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,548 61.9%
No
1,569 38.1%
Blanks 412  
Total Votes Cast 4,529 See Details »
2012 4 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act, establishes a dedicated funding source to acquire and preserve open space, parks and conservation land, protect public drinking water supplies, and scenic areas, protect farm land and f...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,540 56.5%
No
5,033 43.5%
Blanks 898  
Total Votes Cast 12,471 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Plymouth
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,233 71.9%
No
4,380 28.1%
Blanks 3,518  
Total Votes Cast 19,131 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 6th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,084 74.4%
No
4,149 25.6%
Blanks 3,548  
Total Votes Cast 19,781 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 11th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,316 71.7%
No
3,277 28.3%
Blanks 2,752  
Total Votes Cast 14,345 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a constitutional amendment that would place previously-appointed judges' names on the ballot, every six years, for a vote on whether to keep them on the bench, but not allow judges to raise money or actively campaign...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 9th Bristol
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,768 69.3%
No
4,768 30.7%
Blanks 3,885  
Total Votes Cast 19,421 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by invest...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
45,959 79.3%
No
11,981 20.7%
Blanks 10,448  
Total Votes Cast 68,388 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by invest...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
42,382 76.9%
No
12,745 23.1%
Blanks 13,730  
Total Votes Cast 68,857 See Details »
2012 3 This proposed law would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. To qualify, a patient must have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition, such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV-positive status or AIDS, hepatitis C, Crohn's disease, Par...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,914,747 63.3%
No
1,108,904 36.7%
Blanks 160,545  
Total Votes Cast 3,184,196 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by invest...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Suffolk and Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
36,783 74.1%
No
12,869 25.9%
Blanks 14,462  
Total Votes Cast 64,114 See Details »
2012 4 The Community Preservation Act (hereinafter "Act") establishes a dedicated funding source to enable cities and towns to (1) acquire, create or preserve open space, which includes land for parks and recreational uses, beaches and conservation areas, (2) acquire, preserve or restore historic buildings...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,197 57.9%
No
10,337 42.1%
Blanks 5,719  
Total Votes Cast 30,253 See Details »
2012 4 This Question involves an amendment to the Town's prior acceptance of Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act ("Act"), by decreasing the surcharge imposed on real property from three percent (3%) to one percent (1%) of the ann...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
4,767 75.3%
No
1,562 24.7%
Blanks 677  
Total Votes Cast 7,006 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
15,623 79.0%
No
4,151 21.0%
Blanks 4,126  
Total Votes Cast 23,900 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the Town of Ware be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to construct improvements at the wastewater treatment plant in order to improve the quality of discharge from the plant?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,033 54.0%
No
1,732 46.0%
Blanks 536  
Total Votes Cast 4,301 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,405 69.6%
No
5,854 30.4%
Blanks 4,183  
Total Votes Cast 23,442 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the Town of Wenham be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay the Town's allocable share of the bond issued by the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District for the purpose of paying costs of replacing the Winthrop School roo...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,408 65.5%
No
743 34.5%
Blanks 222  
Total Votes Cast 2,373 See Details »
2012 7 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
17,158 75.8%
No
5,473 24.2%
Blanks 3,913  
Total Votes Cast 26,544 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the Town of Wenham be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay the Town's allocable share of the bond issued by the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District for the purpose of replacing the roof at the Cutler Elementary Schoo...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,408 65.3%
No
748 34.7%
Blanks 217  
Total Votes Cast 2,373 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 5th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,669 71.9%
No
5,739 28.1%
Blanks 4,340  
Total Votes Cast 24,748 See Details »
2012 5 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, known as the Community Preservation Act ("CPA"), establish a dedicated funding source to acquire and preserve open space, parks and conservation land, protect public drinking water supplies, and scenic areas, protect farm land and ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,420 60.0%
No
3,608 40.0%
Blanks 671  
Total Votes Cast 9,699 See Details »
2012 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,518 78.9%
No
3,348 21.1%
Blanks 3,856  
Total Votes Cast 19,722 See Details »
2012 7 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states may pla...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
52,078 80.0%
No
13,047 20.0%
Blanks 14,317  
Total Votes Cast 79,442 See Details »
2012 7 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 24th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,339 74.9%
No
4,803 25.1%
Blanks 4,908  
Total Votes Cast 24,050 See Details »
2012 6 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states may pla...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
57,033 84.5%
No
10,501 15.5%
Blanks 11,937  
Total Votes Cast 79,471 See Details »
2012 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 24th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
15,676 80.7%
No
3,740 19.3%
Blanks 4,634  
Total Votes Cast 24,050 See Details »
2012 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to repeal the federal prohibition of marijuana, so that states may regulate it as they choose?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,032 67.7%
No
6,219 32.3%
Blanks 4,191  
Total Votes Cast 23,442 See Details »
2012 6 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to repeal the federal prohibition of marijuana, so that states may regulate it as they choose?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Essex and Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
55,185 63.9%
No
31,210 36.1%
Blanks 13,667  
Total Votes Cast 100,062 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the Town of Hamilton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay the Town's allocable share of the bond issued by the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District for the purpose of paying costs of replacing the roof at the Cutle...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,560 62.5%
No
1,537 37.5%
Blanks 432  
Total Votes Cast 4,529 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the Town of Dalton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds or notes issued in order to pay for Highway Department capital equipment consisting of a small excavator, a 1/2 ton pick-up and related equipment, i...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,437 47.3%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,601 52.7%
Blanks 379  
Total Votes Cast 3,417 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,466 79.2%
No
3,010 20.8%
Blanks 3,667  
Total Votes Cast 18,143 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 7th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,404 70.9%
No
5,081 29.1%
Blanks 4,066  
Total Votes Cast 21,551 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 11th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,888 82.0%
No
3,048 18.0%
Blanks 4,361  
Total Votes Cast 21,297 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 5th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,187 69.5%
No
5,779 30.5%
Blanks 3,677  
Total Votes Cast 22,643 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
17,605 80.8%
No
4,174 19.2%
Blanks 4,682  
Total Votes Cast 26,461 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the license commission be authorized to grant licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises in restaurants having seating capacities of not less than 50 seats; provided, however, that not more than 8 such licenses or such amount as allowed under section 17 of ch...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,235 73.8%
No
4,344 26.2%
Blanks 2,907  
Total Votes Cast 19,486 See Details »
2012 4 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act (Act), establish a dedicated funding source to enable cities and towns to (1) acquire open space, which includes land for park and recreational uses and the protection of public drinking...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,086 52.4%
No
9,178 47.6%
Blanks 1,756  
Total Votes Cast 21,020 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the Town of Newbury be allowed to assess an additional $293,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding the following expenses: General Government, Town Hall Administration Salary and Wages ($30,000), Public Safety, Police ($100,000), Public Safety, Fire ($100,000...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
2,038 47.0%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,302 53.0%
Blanks 141  
Total Votes Cast 4,481 See Details »
2012 4 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act ("Act"), establish a dedicated funding source to acquire, create and preserve open space; to acquire, preserve, rehabilitate and restore historic resources; to acquire, create, preserve,...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,050 62.8%
No
1,212 37.2%
Blanks 359  
Total Votes Cast 3,621 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the Town of Bourne be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to pay for the costs of planning, constructing, originally equipping and furnishing a public works facility and ancillary space on To...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
4,210 46.9%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
4,765 53.1%
Blanks 1,299  
Total Votes Cast 10,274 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Plymouth
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,544 67.0%
No
6,667 33.0%
Blanks 4,571  
Total Votes Cast 24,782 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 5th Hampden
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,155 72.6%
No
3,834 27.4%
Blanks 2,582  
Total Votes Cast 16,571 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,999 77.6%
No
4,321 22.4%
Blanks 4,122  
Total Votes Cast 23,442 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would require a voter, before voting, to show a valid, government-issued photo ID (for example, a driver's license, Massachusetts photo ID, military ID with photo, or U.S. passport)?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Bristol
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,360 76.1%
No
4,514 23.9%
Blanks 2,006  
Total Votes Cast 20,880 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by invest...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
43,813 75.8%
No
14,003 24.2%
Blanks 11,831  
Total Votes Cast 69,647 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by invest...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Middlesex and Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
50,013 74.3%
No
17,310 25.7%
Blanks 17,051  
Total Votes Cast 84,374 See Details »
2012 2 This proposed law would allow a physician licensed in Massachusetts to prescribe medication, at a terminally ill patient's request, to end that patient's life. To qualify, a patient would have to be an adult resident who (1) is medically determined to be mentally capable of making and communicating ...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,466,866 48.9%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,534,757 51.1%
Blanks 182,573  
Total Votes Cast 3,184,196 See Details »
2012 4 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act (Act), establish a dedicated funding source to enable cities and towns to (1) acquire, create or preserve open space, which includes land for parks, recreational uses and conservation ar...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,762 54.4%
No
8,169 45.6%
Blanks 1,916  
Total Votes Cast 19,847 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 13th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,962 66.8%
No
6,432 33.2%
Blanks 4,334  
Total Votes Cast 23,728 See Details »
2012 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Berkshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,639 81.8%
No
3,258 18.2%
Blanks 3,928  
Total Votes Cast 21,825 See Details »
2012 7 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 27th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
15,392 85.4%
No
2,633 14.6%
Blanks 2,760  
Total Votes Cast 20,785 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 13th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,919 76.0%
No
4,705 24.0%
Blanks 5,056  
Total Votes Cast 24,680 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 7th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,818 75.7%
No
4,110 24.3%
Blanks 2,919  
Total Votes Cast 19,847 See Details »
2012 4 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, known as the Community Preservation Act ("CPA"), establish a dedicated funding source to acquire and preserve open space, parks and conservation land, protect public drinking water supplies, and scenic areas, protect farm land and ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,263 70.4%
No
2,629 29.6%
Blanks 807  
Total Votes Cast 9,699 See Details »
2012 4 The Community Preservation Act (hereinafter "the Act") establishes a dedicated funding source to enable cities and towns to: (1) acquire, create and preserve open space, including land for parks, recreational uses and conservation areas; (2) acquire, preserve, rehabilitate, and restore historic reso...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
24,616 76.1%
No
7,742 23.9%
Blanks 3,132  
Total Votes Cast 35,490 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 15th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
15,548 79.9%
No
3,902 20.1%
Blanks 4,908  
Total Votes Cast 24,358 See Details »
2012 5 The Community Preservation Act establishes a dedicated funding source to acquire, create, preserve and rehabilitate open space and land for recreational use; acquire, preserve, rehabilitate and restore historic resources; create, preserve and support community housing; and to rehabilitate and restor...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
464 46.2%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
540 53.8%
Blanks 60  
Total Votes Cast 1,064 See Details »
2012 7 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
16,996 84.1%
No
3,222 15.9%
Blanks 3,388  
Total Votes Cast 23,606 See Details »
2012 7 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 34th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,289 80.1%
No
3,058 19.9%
Blanks 3,395  
Total Votes Cast 18,742 See Details »
2012 7 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 23rd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
16,508 77.2%
No
4,881 22.8%
Blanks 4,408  
Total Votes Cast 25,797 See Details »
2012 6 Shall the Town of Dalton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds or notes issued in order to pay for Police Department capital equipment consisting of a Police cruiser and related equipment including borrowing cos...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding)
Local Question
Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,482 48.7%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,560 51.3%
Blanks 375  
Total Votes Cast 3,417 See Details »
2012 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 23rd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
17,429 81.5%
No
3,949 18.5%
Blanks 4,419  
Total Votes Cast 25,797 See Details »
2012 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 5th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,829 74.7%
No
4,679 25.3%
Blanks 4,135  
Total Votes Cast 22,643 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) Middlesex and Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
36,171 71.8%
No
14,192 28.2%
Blanks 12,400  
Total Votes Cast 62,763 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the Town of Granby cease assessing the excise imposed under General Laws Chapter 59, Section 8A on certain animals, machinery and equipment owned by individuals and non-corporate entities principally engaged in agriculture?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,091 66.6%
No
1,050 33.4%
Blanks 390  
Total Votes Cast 3,531 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the Town of Bernardston be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to replace the roof at the Bernardston Elementary School?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
849 81.9%
No
188 18.1%
Blanks 144  
Total Votes Cast 1,181 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 15th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,941 85.2%
No
2,418 14.8%
Blanks 3,312  
Total Votes Cast 19,671 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 32nd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,692 73.4%
No
4,962 26.6%
Blanks 5,244  
Total Votes Cast 23,898 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 10th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,979 75.6%
No
2,905 24.4%
Blanks 3,603  
Total Votes Cast 15,487 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,161 71.2%
No
5,735 28.8%
Blanks 4,004  
Total Votes Cast 23,900 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Barnstable
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,830 73.6%
No
5,315 26.4%
Blanks 4,092  
Total Votes Cast 24,237 See Details »
2012 4 Currently, 100% of the value of commercial and industrial real estate in West Springfield is subject to a Community Preservation Act surcharge of one present (1%) of its taxable value, while residential properties receive an exemption for the first $100,000 of their property value. This amendment, i...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,094 51.6%
No
4,780 48.4%
Blanks 1,721  
Total Votes Cast 11,595 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the Town of West Newbury be required to reduce the amount of real estate and personal property taxes to be assessed for the fiscal year beginning July first, two thousand and twelve by an amount equal to $180,000.00?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,950 77.3%
No
572 22.7%
Blanks 275  
Total Votes Cast 2,797 See Details »
2012 4 Sections 3 through 7 of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, also known as the Community Preservation Act (the "Act"), establish a dedicated funding source to enable cities and towns to acquire, create and preserve open space; to acquire, preserve, rehabilitate and restore historic resources; to acquire,...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
6,487 44.0%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,272 56.0%
Blanks 1,208  
Total Votes Cast 15,967 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the Town of Georgetown be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to finance the design, construction and original equipping of a new elementary school building, including costs incidental or rel...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,434 51.9%
No
2,255 48.1%
Blanks 258  
Total Votes Cast 4,947 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the Town of Bernardston be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to purchase a new truck for the Highway Department?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
723 69.5%
No
317 30.5%
Blanks 141  
Total Votes Cast 1,181 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 32nd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,598 78.9%
No
3,895 21.1%
Blanks 5,405  
Total Votes Cast 23,898 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 16th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,444 64.3%
No
3,576 35.7%
Blanks 1,780  
Total Votes Cast 11,800 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,411 73.2%
No
3,817 26.8%
Blanks 3,651  
Total Votes Cast 17,879 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would require a voter, before voting, to show a valid, government-issued photo ID (for example, a driver's license, Massachusetts photo ID, military ID with photo, or U.S. passport)?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Bristol
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,859 73.6%
No
4,965 26.4%
Blanks 2,233  
Total Votes Cast 21,057 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states may pla...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
54,258 76.8%
No
16,372 23.2%
Blanks 17,057  
Total Votes Cast 87,687 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states may pla...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
56,237 77.6%
No
16,187 22.4%
Blanks 17,626  
Total Votes Cast 90,050 See Details »
2012 1 This proposed law would prohibit any motor vehicle manufacturer, starting with model year 2015, from selling or leasing, either directly or through a dealer, a new motor vehicle without allowing the owner to have access to the same diagnostic and repair information made available to the manufacturer...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,353,603 85.7%
No
392,562 14.3%
Blanks 438,031  
Total Votes Cast 3,184,196 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by invest...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) Middlesex and Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
38,640 77.0%
No
11,526 23.0%
Blanks 12,597  
Total Votes Cast 62,763 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states may pla...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) Cape and Islands
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
70,299 78.1%
No
19,683 21.9%
Blanks 18,378  
Total Votes Cast 108,360 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 15th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,736 71.2%
No
4,750 28.8%
Blanks 4,158  
Total Votes Cast 20,644 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the Town of Dudley be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to purchase a ladder truck for the fire department?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,846 59.0%
No
1,977 41.0%
Blanks 295  
Total Votes Cast 5,118 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by invest...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) Norfolk and Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
48,823 71.9%
No
19,113 28.1%
Blanks 17,617  
Total Votes Cast 85,553 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 12th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,614 71.8%
No
4,964 28.2%
Blanks 4,487  
Total Votes Cast 22,065 See Details »
2012 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 9th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,286 71.4%
No
4,525 28.6%
Blanks 4,756  
Total Votes Cast 20,567 See Details »
2012 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. constitution affirming that (1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and (2) both Congress and the states ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
16,834 74.9%
No
5,644 25.1%
Blanks 4,107  
Total Votes Cast 26,585 See Details »
2012 4 Shall the Town of Dalton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds or notes issued in order to pay for capital improvements at the Town Hall consisting of converting the heating system to natural gas, installing ins...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,453 47.4%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,613 52.6%
Blanks 351  
Total Votes Cast 3,417 See Details »
2012 5 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress and the President to: (1) prevent cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits, or to housing, food and unemployment assistance; (2) create and protect jobs by invest...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
56,547 78.7%
No
15,270 21.3%
Blanks 15,188  
Total Votes Cast 87,005 See Details »
2012 4 The revisions to the Hampshire Council of Governments Charter proposed by the Council of Governments councilors would modify administrative and procedural provisions regarding membership in the Hampshire Council of Governments and the adoption of organization plans for Hampshire Council of Governmen...See Details » County Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
21,561 78.8%
No
5,816 21.2%
Blanks 8,781  
Total Votes Cast 36,158 See Details »
2010 1 This proposed law would remove the Massachusetts sales tax on alcoholic beverages and alcohol, where the sale of such beverages and alcohol or their importation into the state is already subject to a separate excise tax under state law. The proposed law would take effect on January 1, 2011.See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,147,374 51.9%
No
1,061,406 48.1%
Blanks 111,183  
Total Votes Cast 2,319,963 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a non-binding resolution calling on the federal government to support the right of all people, including non-Jewish Palestinian citizens of Israel, to live free from laws that give more rights to people of one religi...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 34th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
4,711 53.6%
No
4,082 46.4%
Blanks 2,516  
Total Votes Cast 11,309 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legislation that would establish health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system like Medicare that is comprehensive, cost effective, an...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 11th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,363 68.8%
No
2,890 31.2%
Blanks 2,357  
Total Votes Cast 11,610 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the city of Gardner vote to accept the provisions of section 6C of chapter 40 of the General Laws, which authorize the cities and towns to appropriate money for the removal of snow and ice from private ways therein open to public use?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
4,473 74.8%
No
1,503 25.2%
Blanks 246  
Total Votes Cast 6,222 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would require proof of legal residence in Massachusetts before an applicant could obtain publicly-funded state benefits?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 37th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,582 87.5%
No
2,091 12.5%
Blanks 1,337  
Total Votes Cast 18,010 See Details »
2010 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow patients, with the written recommendation of their doctor or other registered caregiver, to possess and grow marijuana for the patient's medical use?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 15th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,985 71.6%
No
3,162 28.4%
Blanks 2,530  
Total Votes Cast 13,677 See Details »
2010 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Franklin
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,359 68.5%
No
5,229 31.5%
Blanks 1,462  
Total Votes Cast 18,050 See Details »
2010 5 The proposed changes contained in Sections 8, 9, 14 and 26 of the Home Rule legislation eliminate Treasurer-Collector as an elected position and make it an appointed one; the appointment will be made by the Town Administrator and ratified by the Town Council as is presently the case for all other to...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
4,339 36.9%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,421 63.1%
Blanks 1,069  
Total Votes Cast 12,829 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow patients, with the written recommendation of their doctor or other registered caregiver, to possess and grow marijuana for the patient's medical use?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Plymouth
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,121 57.5%
No
8,229 42.5%
Blanks 1,929  
Total Votes Cast 21,279 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a non-binding resolution calling on the federal government to support the right of all people, including non-Jewish Palestinian citizens of Israel, to live free from laws that give more rights to people of one religi...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 29th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,535 61.3%
No
4,749 38.7%
Blanks 3,012  
Total Votes Cast 15,296 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legislation that would establish health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system like Medicare that is comprehensive, cost effective, an...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,420 54.0%
No
6,332 46.0%
Blanks 1,703  
Total Votes Cast 15,455 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legislation that would establish health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system like Medicare that is comprehensive, cost effective, an...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Franklin
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,990 72.3%
No
4,584 27.7%
Blanks 1,476  
Total Votes Cast 18,050 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the Town of Whately be allowed to assess an additional $60,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding the municipal capital stabilization fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
249 32.8%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
510 67.2%
Blanks 21  
Total Votes Cast 780 See Details »
2010 4 The new Charter retains the current Council/Manager form of government. Below are the significant changes in the proposed charter. • Town Council changes from 9 members to 7 (3 At Large 4 District). • Terms of office for all elected officials change from 4 years to 3. • Town election changes...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,518 65.5%
No
1,328 34.5%
Blanks 462  
Total Votes Cast 4,308 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the Town of Hanson be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay the Town's allocable share of the bond issued by the Whitman-Hanson Regional School District for the purpose of paying costs of a feasibility study to understand ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,162 53.2%
No
1,903 46.8%
Blanks 324  
Total Votes Cast 4,389 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the Town of Boxford be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to pay costs of architectural, engineering, permitting, bidding, renovation, construction, equipping and all other related expenses ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,142 51.3%
No
2,034 48.7%
Blanks 77  
Total Votes Cast 4,253 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote to amend the state constitution to allow Massachusetts voters, through a law enacted by initiative petition, to vote to delegate their powers concerning international affairs to a democratically elected legislative body of a glo...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
3,225 34.6%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,108 65.4%
Blanks 3,641  
Total Votes Cast 12,974 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow patients, with their doctor's written recommendation, to possess, grow, and purchase marijuana for medical use?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 9th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,838 60.7%
No
6,358 39.3%
Blanks 1,323  
Total Votes Cast 17,519 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legislation that would establish health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system like Medicare that is comprehensive, cost effective, an...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 29th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,209 70.3%
No
3,894 29.7%
Blanks 2,193  
Total Votes Cast 15,296 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate the taxation, cultivation, and sale of marijuana to adults?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,390 56.4%
No
7,262 43.6%
Blanks 1,946  
Total Votes Cast 18,598 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legislation that would amend the state's definition of nudity, so that no part of the female breast is included, and so that females of any age may be unclothed from the waist up in public anywhere males may be, including in ...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Berkshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
2,940 30.0%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,858 70.0%
Blanks 1,210  
Total Votes Cast 11,008 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would accelerate the completion of improvements to Route 2 in order to reduce traffic congestion and commute time and improve safety on Route 2 between I-495 and Route 128?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 37th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,649 88.1%
No
1,981 11.9%
Blanks 1,380  
Total Votes Cast 18,010 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legislation that would establish health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system like Medicare that is comprehensive, cost effective, an...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 15th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,569 76.1%
No
2,686 23.9%
Blanks 2,422  
Total Votes Cast 13,677 See Details »
2010 4 The proposed changes to the Franklin Charter contained in Sections 1-7, 10-13, and 15-25 of the Home Rule legislation include updates to various provisions to comply with existing law or to reflect current municipal practice; they also include several technical corrections. The major changes are su...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,443 76.5%
No
2,596 23.5%
Blanks 1,790  
Total Votes Cast 12,829 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legislation that would establish health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system like Medicare that is comprehensive, cost effective, an...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Berkshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,459 72.7%
No
3,556 27.3%
Blanks 1,681  
Total Votes Cast 14,696 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legislation that would establish health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system like Medicare that is comprehensive, cost effective, an...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 11th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,496 52.7%
No
7,625 47.3%
Blanks 3,007  
Total Votes Cast 19,128 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the Town of Dighton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds to be issued in order to finance the design, construction, original equipping and furnishing of a new public library facility, including all costs ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,011 38.3%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,629 61.7%
Blanks 130  
Total Votes Cast 2,770 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow patients, with their doctor's written recommendation, to possess, grow, and purchase marijuana for medical use?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Hampden
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,996 56.3%
No
6,216 43.7%
Blanks 1,236  
Total Votes Cast 15,448 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a non-binding resolution calling on the federal government to support the right of all people, including non-Jewish Palestinian citizens of Israel, to live free from laws that give more rights to people of one religi...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 15th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,864 66.4%
No
3,477 33.6%
Blanks 3,336  
Total Votes Cast 13,677 See Details »
2010 2 This proposed law would repeal an existing state law that allows a qualified organization wishing to build government-subsidized housing that includes low- or moderate-income units to apply for a single comprehensive permit from a city or town's zoning board of appeals (ZBA), instead of separate per...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
900,405 41.8%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,254,759 58.2%
Blanks 164,799  
Total Votes Cast 2,319,963 See Details »
2010 7 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate the taxation, cultivation, and sale of marijuana to adults?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Middlesex and Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
32,181 57.1%
No
24,202 42.9%
Blanks 7,232  
Total Votes Cast 63,615 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the Town of Barnstable be allowed to assess an additional $750,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of funding the sewer system stabilization fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
5,249 27.4%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,878 72.6%
Blanks 1,112  
Total Votes Cast 20,239 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow patients, with their doctor's written recommendation, to possess, grow, and purchase marijuana for medical use?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 13th Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,329 58.7%
No
5,167 41.3%
Blanks 2,067  
Total Votes Cast 14,563 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate the taxation, cultivation, and sale of marijuana to adults?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,892 54.2%
No
7,508 45.8%
Blanks 1,550  
Total Votes Cast 17,950 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,996 66.3%
No
6,099 33.7%
Blanks 2,587  
Total Votes Cast 20,682 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the Town of West Newbury be required to reduce the amount of real estate and personal property taxes to be assessed for the fiscal year beginning July first, two thousand and ten by an amount equal to $170,000.00?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,681 79.1%
No
445 20.9%
Blanks 124  
Total Votes Cast 2,250 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the Town of Northbridge be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to design and construct a Department of Public Works facility?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
2,053 41.6%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,886 58.4%
Blanks 611  
Total Votes Cast 5,550 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the Town of Granby be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to construct a new school facility at 385 East State Street, Granby, MA?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,472 49.0%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,532 51.0%
Blanks 50  
Total Votes Cast 3,054 See Details »
2010 4 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act ("Act"), establish a dedicated funding source to: acquire, create and preserve open space and land for recreational use; acquire, preserve, rehabilitate and restore historic resources; c...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,394 51.0%
No
5,175 49.0%
Blanks 615  
Total Votes Cast 11,184 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legislation that would establish health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system like Medicare that is comprehensive, cost effective, an...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 13th Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,165 57.7%
No
5,246 42.3%
Blanks 2,152  
Total Votes Cast 14,563 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a non-binding resolution calling on the federal government to support the right of all people, including non-Jewish Palestinian citizens of Israel, to live free from laws that give more rights to people of one religi...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
3,091 47.9%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
3,358 52.1%
Blanks 3,201  
Total Votes Cast 9,650 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legislation that would establish health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system like Medicare that is comprehensive, cost effective, an...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 5th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,829 53.1%
No
6,922 46.9%
Blanks 2,845  
Total Votes Cast 17,596 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legislation that would establish health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system like Medicare that is comprehensive, cost effective, an...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 14th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,225 58.8%
No
7,167 41.2%
Blanks 2,052  
Total Votes Cast 19,444 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate the taxation, cultivation, and sale of marijuana to adults?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 7th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,898 56.2%
No
5,366 43.8%
Blanks 1,395  
Total Votes Cast 13,659 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legislation that would establish health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system like Medicare that is comprehensive, cost effective, an...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Berkshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,823 69.5%
No
4,302 30.5%
Blanks 1,448  
Total Votes Cast 15,573 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would lower the Massachusetts sales tax to five percent?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 6th Hampden
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,266 66.0%
No
3,737 34.0%
Blanks 1,562  
Total Votes Cast 12,565 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the Town of Hardwick be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for bonds issued in order to pay for the Towns' apportioned share of the Quabbin Regional School District Educational Support Center Construction Project?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
451 48.2%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
484 51.8%
Blanks 79  
Total Votes Cast 1,014 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 13th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,859 62.2%
No
6,004 37.8%
Blanks 1,714  
Total Votes Cast 17,577 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the Town of Hardwick be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for bonds issued in order to pay for upgrades to the Hardwick Center Water System Reconstruction Project?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
454 48.2%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
488 51.8%
Blanks 72  
Total Votes Cast 1,014 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow patients, with their doctor's written recommendation, to possess, grow, and purchase marijuana for medical use?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Bristol
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,560 60.7%
No
4,256 39.3%
Blanks 1,097  
Total Votes Cast 11,913 See Details »
2010 6 Shall the Town of Barnstable be allowed to assess an additional $3,000,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of creating a stabilization fund for funding the taking, layout and improvement of certain private ways as town ways for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
3,473 18.2%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
15,639 81.8%
Blanks 1,127  
Total Votes Cast 20,239 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the Town of Sandwich be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued for the purpose of constructing improvements and remodeling, construction, reconstruction and making extraordinary repairs to Town buildings...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
3,767 41.1%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,389 58.9%
Blanks 1,169  
Total Votes Cast 10,325 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would amend Jessica's Law by establishing strict mandatory sentencing for all sex offenses and preventing the use of alternative non-mandatory sentencing in child rape offenses?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,618 83.0%
No
2,173 17.0%
Blanks 1,724  
Total Votes Cast 14,515 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow patients, with the written recommendation of their doctor or other registered caregiver, to possess and grow marijuana for the patient's medical use?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Plymouth
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,242 54.8%
No
6,802 45.2%
Blanks 1,531  
Total Votes Cast 16,575 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a non-binding resolution calling on the federal government to support the right of all people, including non-Jewish Palestinian citizens of Israel, to live free from laws that give more rights to people of one religi...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 23rd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,754 54.3%
No
7,360 45.7%
Blanks 3,864  
Total Votes Cast 19,978 See Details »
2010 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,875 69.1%
No
3,073 30.9%
Blanks 1,065  
Total Votes Cast 11,013 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the City of Northampton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to partially finance the construction of a new Police Facility up to $10,000,000 (ten million dollars)?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,647 59.5%
No
4,528 40.5%
Blanks 892  
Total Votes Cast 12,067 See Details »
2010 4 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act ("Act"), establish a dedicated funding source to: acquire, create and preserve open space and land for recreational use; acquire, preserve, rehabilitate and restore historic resources; c...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
782 61.5%
No
489 38.5%
Blanks 49  
Total Votes Cast 1,320 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the Town of Hudson be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to fund the demolition of the existing John F. Kennedy middle School structure; and the design, construction, equipping and furnishin...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
4,314 60.4%
No
2,830 39.6%
Blanks 515  
Total Votes Cast 7,659 See Details »
2010 4 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act, establishes a dedicated funding source to acquire and preserve open space, parks and conservation land, protect public drinking water supplies, and scenic areas, protect f...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
43 65.2%
No
23 34.8%
Blanks 2  
Total Votes Cast 68 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the board of selectmen be authorized to grant up to 3 licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises in replacement of up to 3 existing licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,169 65.3%
No
6,478 34.7%
Blanks 1,784  
Total Votes Cast 20,431 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would prohibit public officials and employees from being reimbursed for the same travel expenses from both public and campaign funds?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,809 76.6%
No
2,994 23.4%
Blanks 1,712  
Total Votes Cast 14,515 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate the taxation, cultivation, and sale of marijuana to adults?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 13th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,486 53.0%
No
8,414 47.0%
Blanks 2,202  
Total Votes Cast 20,102 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow patients, with their doctor's written recommendation, to possess, grow, and purchase marijuana for medical use?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 18th Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,998 62.2%
No
6,071 37.8%
Blanks 1,908  
Total Votes Cast 17,977 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legislation that would establish health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system like Medicare that is comprehensive, cost effective, an...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 13th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,065 57.5%
No
6,688 42.5%
Blanks 1,824  
Total Votes Cast 17,577 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow patients, with their doctor's written recommendation, to possess, grow, and purchase marijuana for medical use?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 14th Bristol
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,959 60.7%
No
5,798 39.3%
Blanks 1,172  
Total Votes Cast 15,929 See Details »
2010 3 This proposed law would reduce the state sales and use tax rates (which were 6.25% as of September 2009) to 3% as of January 1, 2011. It would make the same reduction in the rate used to determine the amount to be deposited with the state Commissioner of Revenue by non-resident building contractors ...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
966,973 43.2%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,271,532 56.8%
Blanks 81,458  
Total Votes Cast 2,319,963 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legislation that would establish health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system like Medicare that is comprehensive, cost effective, an...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 12th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,816 52.7%
No
7,005 47.3%
Blanks 2,202  
Total Votes Cast 17,023 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the Town of Hubbardston be allowed to assess an additional $90,649.37 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding cleanup of the December, 2008 Ice Storm, for the fiscal year beginning July first, two thousand and ten?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
604 30.0%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,406 70.0%
Blanks 47  
Total Votes Cast 2,057 See Details »
2010 4 The Legislature has enacted and the Governor has signed Chapter 330 of the Acts and Resolves of 2010 which would permit the licensing of restaurants in the Town of Pepperell to serve all alcoholic beverages, including distilled spirits, for consumption on the premises. Such licenses would be issued...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
3,844 80.4%
No
940 19.6%
Blanks 76  
Total Votes Cast 4,860 See Details »
2010 4 Sections 3 through 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws, also known as the Community Preservation Act (the "Act"), establish a dedicated funding source to enable cities and towns to (1) acquire open space which includes land for park and recreational uses and the protection of public drinking water ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
5,331 48.0%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,777 52.0%
Blanks 1,312  
Total Votes Cast 12,420 See Details »
2010 5 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act, establish a dedicated funding source to acquire, create and preserve open space, acquire, preserve, rehabilitate and restore historic resources, acquire, create and preserve land for re...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
4,371 53.5%
No
3,795 46.5%
Blanks 844  
Total Votes Cast 9,010 See Details »
2010 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to support legislation that would establish health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system like Medicare that is comprehensive, cost effective, an...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Hampden
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,846 59.0%
No
4,058 41.0%
Blanks 1,263  
Total Votes Cast 11,167 See Details »
2010 4 The revisions to the Barnstable County Charter proposed by the Assembly of Delegates would streamline the provisions of the Charter by deleting language that is contained in other administrative and regulatory codes and would modify certain procedural provisions relating to the Assembly of Delegates...See Details » County Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
69,547 79.1%
No
18,339 20.9%
Blanks 19,723  
Total Votes Cast 107,609 See Details »
2010 4 Shall a charter study commission be created to study the present governmental structure of Plymouth county to consider and make findings concerning the form of government and make recommendations thereon? See Details » County Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
86,894 50.7%
No
84,584 49.3%
Blanks 22,574  
Total Votes Cast 194,052 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed (1) to support legislation establishing health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system that is comprehensive, cost effective, and publicly provide...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Barnstable
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,655 68.2%
No
6,840 31.8%
Blanks 3,752  
Total Votes Cast 25,247 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed (1) to support legislation establishing health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system that is comprehensive, cost effective, and publicly provide...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 12th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,651 72.5%
No
4,411 27.5%
Blanks 3,761  
Total Votes Cast 19,823 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would support the development of Cape Wind in Nantucket Sound and other possible future onshore and offshore wind power developments in Massachusetts?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 5th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
15,958 86.5%
No
2,497 13.5%
Blanks 3,438  
Total Votes Cast 21,893 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the Town of Longmeadow be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two-and-one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to procure an owner's manager and to conduct a feasibility study to understand the extent of facility and programming deficienc...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,606 61.5%
No
3,506 38.5%
Blanks 562  
Total Votes Cast 9,674 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the Town of Spencer be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to purchase a new ladder truck for Spencer Fire Department? See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
3,039 58.3%
No
2,178 41.7%
Blanks 452  
Total Votes Cast 5,669 See Details »
2008 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that: (1) reduces greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts by 80% by 2020; and (2) phases out tax incentives for energy-intensive projects, while expanding job creation programs for locally-owned bu...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
17,187 83.6%
No
3,364 16.4%
Blanks 2,969  
Total Votes Cast 23,520 See Details »
2008 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed (1) to support legislation establishing health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system that is comprehensive, cost effective, and publicly provide...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Barnstable
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
17,297 71.5%
No
6,910 28.5%
Blanks 3,283  
Total Votes Cast 27,490 See Details »
2008 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that: (1) reduces greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts by 80% by 2020; and (2) phases out tax incentives for energy-intensive projects, while expanding job creation programs for locally-owned bu...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 32nd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
15,522 79.0%
No
4,129 21.0%
Blanks 4,071  
Total Votes Cast 23,722 See Details »
2008 5 Shall the city of Melrose, acting through its liquor licensing commission, be granted the authority to issue licenses to restaurants having a seating capacity of not fewer than 50 persons nor more than 99 persons for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages only in conjunction with a food establ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,541 78.9%
No
3,083 21.1%
Blanks 781  
Total Votes Cast 15,405 See Details »
2008 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation distributing $450 million from the state's "rainy day" stabilization fund to the cities and towns of the Commonwealth for residential property tax relief?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 6th Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,498 69.7%
No
4,999 30.3%
Blanks 2,719  
Total Votes Cast 19,216 See Details »
2008 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation distributing $450 million from the state's "rainy day" stabilization fund to the cities and towns of the Commonwealth for residential property tax relief?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 37th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,727 61.3%
No
7,405 38.7%
Blanks 3,462  
Total Votes Cast 22,594 See Details »
2008 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation to make the state Legislature a part-time legislative body with part-time pay and benefits?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 10th Bristol
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,358 58.9%
No
7,235 41.1%
Blanks 4,833  
Total Votes Cast 22,426 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation distributing $450 million from the state's "rainy day" stabilization fund to the cities and towns of the Commonwealth for residential property tax relief?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 18th Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,849 63.4%
No
6,849 36.6%
Blanks 3,211  
Total Votes Cast 21,909 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that: (1) reduces greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts by 80% by 2020; and (2) phases out tax incentives for energy-intensive projects, while expanding job creation programs for locally-owned bu...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 23rd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
17,527 82.8%
No
3,641 17.2%
Blanks 3,649  
Total Votes Cast 24,817 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would support the development of Cape Wind in Nantucket Sound and other possible future onshore and offshore wind power developments in Massachusetts?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Plymouth
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
21,071 88.1%
No
2,850 11.9%
Blanks 1,941  
Total Votes Cast 25,862 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the Town of Belchertown be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to pay costs of designing, renovating, and expanding Clapp Memorial Library, and for the payment of all other costs incidental ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
4,464 60.1%
No
2,969 39.9%
Blanks 300  
Total Votes Cast 7,733 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the town of Needham be allowed to assess an additional $1,887,929 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of funding operating expenses for the Public Schools for the fiscal year beginning July first, two thousand and nine? See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,900 53.5%
No
7,751 46.5%
Blanks 685  
Total Votes Cast 17,336 See Details »
2008 4 Sections 3 to 7 of chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act ("Act"), establishes a dedicated funding source to acquire, create and preserve open space and land for recreational use; acquire, preserve, rehabilitate and restore historic resources; ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
570 60.1%
No
378 39.9%
Blanks 46  
Total Votes Cast 994 See Details »
2008 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would abolish county government and transfer all of its functions, duties and responsibilities to state government, including but not limited to the operation and management of the county jail and ho...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 11th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
5,191 29.7%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,277 70.3%
Blanks 5,852  
Total Votes Cast 23,320 See Details »
2008 6 Shall the City of Brockton be allowed to assess an additional $2,250,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of providing additional funding to the Brockton Public Schools for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2008 for the purpose of meeting educational reform funding require...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
12,077 39.9%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
18,163 60.1%
Blanks 3,513  
Total Votes Cast 33,753 See Details »
2008 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that: (1) reduces greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts by 80% by 2020; and (2) phases out tax incentives for energy-intensive projects, while expanding job creation programs for locally-owned bu...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,247 86.5%
No
1,916 13.5%
Blanks 2,358  
Total Votes Cast 16,521 See Details »
2008 5 Shall the City of Brockton be allowed to assess an additional $210,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of providing additional funding to the Brockton Public Libraries for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2008 for the purpose of providing additional staffing and mater...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
10,390 34.4%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
19,822 65.6%
Blanks 3,541  
Total Votes Cast 33,753 See Details »
2008 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would support the development of Cape Wind in Nantucket Sound and other possible future onshore and offshore wind power developments in Massachusetts?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Plymouth
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
18,484 87.1%
No
2,738 12.9%
Blanks 2,834  
Total Votes Cast 24,056 See Details »
2008 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of amending the state Constitution to replace the state Legislature with 100 randomly selected adult residents of the Commonwealth, each serving a one-year term, to be called the Commonwealth Jury and to have all the le...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 27th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
3,482 23.3%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,484 76.7%
Blanks 4,187  
Total Votes Cast 19,153 See Details »
2008 4 Community Preservation Act (Section 3-7 of chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts (the Act) establishes a dedicated funding source to enable cities and towns to 1) acquire, create and preserve land for open space for recreational use; 2) acquire, preserve, rehabilitate and restore historic...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,024 55.1%
No
4,909 44.9%
Blanks 1,356  
Total Votes Cast 12,289 See Details »
2008 4 Sections 3 to 7 of chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act, establish a dedicated funding source to acquire and preserve open space, parks and conservation land, protect public drinking water supplies, and scenic areas, protect farm land and for...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,270 57.6%
No
6,094 42.4%
Blanks 1,320  
Total Votes Cast 15,684 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the town of Walpole be allowed to exempt from the provision of proposition two and one-half, so-called the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to construct and furnish a new public library? See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
6,118 46.7%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,976 53.3%
Blanks 561  
Total Votes Cast 13,655 See Details »
2008 4 Sections 3 to 7 of chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act, establishes a dedicated funding source to acquire and preserve open space, parks and conservation land, protect public drinking water supplies, and scenic areas, protect farm land and f...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
863 75.2%
No
284 24.8%
Blanks 85  
Total Votes Cast 1,232 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the Town of Orleans be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to fund the preparation of design plans for construction of a new Police Station on South Orleans Road, including all expenses incid...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,812 43.8%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,329 56.2%
Blanks 523  
Total Votes Cast 4,664 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the town of Mendon be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to construct and originally equip a new police station? See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,229 41.8%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,708 58.2%
Blanks 311  
Total Votes Cast 3,248 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the Town of Littleton be authorized to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to construct a new police station to be located on town-owned property at 500 Great Road, including original equipment and land...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,889 58.8%
No
2,021 41.2%
Blanks 286  
Total Votes Cast 5,196 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the Town of Charlton be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to design, construct, and equip a new highway operations facility? See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
3,026 50.4%
No
2,981 49.6%
Blanks 479  
Total Votes Cast 6,486 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the Town of Barre be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds and notes issued in order to construct a Senior Center as voted July 29, 2002, Article 1; to upgrade the Barre Water System as voted June 12, 2006, ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,169 48.0%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,266 52.0%
Blanks 274  
Total Votes Cast 2,709 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that: (1) reduces greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts by 80% by 2020; and (2) phases out tax incentives for energy-intensive projects, while expanding job creation programs for locally-owned bu...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,753 74.7%
No
2,962 25.3%
Blanks 2,717  
Total Votes Cast 14,432 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would support the development of Cape Wind in Nantucket Sound and other possible future onshore and offshore wind power developments in Massachusetts?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 5th Plymouth
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
18,325 87.8%
No
2,554 12.2%
Blanks 2,288  
Total Votes Cast 23,167 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that: (1) reduces greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts by 80% by 2020; and (2) phases out tax incentives for energy-intensive projects, while expanding job creation programs for locally-owned bu...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 15th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,322 89.0%
No
1,763 11.0%
Blanks 2,673  
Total Votes Cast 18,758 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation distributing $450 million from the state's "rainy day" stabilization fund to the cities and towns of the Commonwealth for residential property tax relief?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 5th Barnstable
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,838 68.8%
No
6,289 31.2%
Blanks 3,931  
Total Votes Cast 24,058 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a non-binding resolution calling on the federal government to support the right of all people, including non-Jewish Palestinian citizens of Israel, to live free from laws that give more rights to people of one religi...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 25th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,753 72.6%
No
3,686 27.4%
Blanks 4,238  
Total Votes Cast 17,677 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow seriously ill patients, with their doctor's written recommendation, to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana for their personal medical use?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 21st Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,154 70.5%
No
5,915 29.5%
Blanks 2,289  
Total Votes Cast 22,358 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that: (1) reduces greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts by 80% by 2020; and (2) phases out tax incentives for energy-intensive projects, while expanding job creation programs for locally-owned bu...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 9th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,261 80.6%
No
3,187 19.4%
Blanks 4,127  
Total Votes Cast 20,575 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow seriously ill patients, with their doctor's written recommendation, to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana for their personal medical use?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
15,677 74.3%
No
5,423 25.7%
Blanks 1,693  
Total Votes Cast 22,793 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed (1) to support legislation establishing health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system that is comprehensive, cost effective, and publicly provide...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Franklin
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,512 75.0%
No
4,171 25.0%
Blanks 2,224  
Total Votes Cast 18,907 See Details »
2008 3 This proposed law would prohibit any dog racing or racing meeting in Massachusetts where any form of betting or wagering on the speed or ability of dogs occurs. The State Racing Commission would be prohibited from accepting or approving any application or request for racing dates for dog racing. Any...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,662,352 56.0%
No
1,303,708 44.0%
Blanks 136,935  
Total Votes Cast 3,102,995 See Details »
2008 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed (1) to support legislation establishing health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system that is comprehensive, cost effective, and publicly provide...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
15,838 73.5%
No
5,706 26.5%
Blanks 4,114  
Total Votes Cast 25,658 See Details »
2008 5 Shall the town of Tisbury be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to fund the cost of architectural and engineering services related to the Town's Emergency Services Facility, including design, pla...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,067 52.5%
No
967 47.5%
Blanks 406  
Total Votes Cast 2,440 See Details »
2008 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow seriously ill patients, with their doctor's written recommendation, to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana for their personal medical use?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 13th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
16,372 72.8%
No
6,125 27.2%
Blanks 1,880  
Total Votes Cast 24,377 See Details »
2008 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed (1) to support legislation establishing health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system that is comprehensive, cost effective, and publicly provide...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,486 81.7%
No
2,575 18.3%
Blanks 2,460  
Total Votes Cast 16,521 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the City of Newburyport be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to fund the following list of existing authorized indebtedness: to construct additions, and remodel, reconstruct or make extra...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
5,009 49.7%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,068 50.3%
Blanks 867  
Total Votes Cast 10,944 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the City of Brockton be allowed to assess an additional $1,130,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of providing additional police officers and police patrols coverage in the Brockton Police Department ($780,000) and additional firefighters in the Brockton Fire Depa...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
9,883 32.8%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
20,288 67.2%
Blanks 3,582  
Total Votes Cast 33,753 See Details »
2008 4 Sections 3 to 7 of chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act, establish a dedicated funding source to acquire and preserve open space, parks and conservation land, protect public drinking water supplies and scenic areas, protect farm land and fore...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
4,954 62.1%
No
3,028 37.9%
Blanks 581  
Total Votes Cast 8,563 See Details »
2008 4 Sections 3 to 7 of chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act ("Act"), establishes a dedicated funding source to acquire, create and preserve open space and land for recreational use; acquire, preserve, rehabilitate and restore historic resources; ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
351 52.9%
No
312 47.1%
Blanks 32  
Total Votes Cast 695 See Details »
2008 4 Sections 3 to 7 of chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act ("Act"), establishes a dedicated funding source to acquire, create and preserve open space and land for recreational use; acquire, preserve, rehabilitate and restore historic resources; ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
818 50.8%
No
792 49.2%
Blanks 135  
Total Votes Cast 1,745 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the Town of Mattapoisett be allowed to exempt from provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued by the Town in order to finance the construction, equipping and furnishing of a new fire station?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,811 47.8%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,978 52.2%
Blanks 258  
Total Votes Cast 4,047 See Details »
2008 4 Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of alcoholic beverages by restaurants and function rooms having a seating capacity of not less than one hundred persons?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,824 83.8%
No
544 16.2%
Blanks 121  
Total Votes Cast 3,489 See Details »
2008 4 Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,344 73.3%
No
855 26.7%
Blanks 47  
Total Votes Cast 3,246 See Details »
2008 4 This question involves amendment of the Town's acceptance to G.L. c.44B, §§ 3-7, also known as the Community Preservation Act (the "Act"), by increasing the surcharge imposed on real property from one and one-half percent (1 1/2 %) to three percent (3 %) of the tax levy, as determined annual...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
5,148 49.2%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,316 50.8%
Blanks 2,473  
Total Votes Cast 12,937 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed (1) to support legislation establishing health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system that is comprehensive, cost effective, and publicly provide...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 10th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,813 67.4%
No
5,235 32.6%
Blanks 5,337  
Total Votes Cast 21,385 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed (1) to support legislation establishing health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system that is comprehensive, cost effective, and publicly provide...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Plymouth
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,358 65.7%
No
6,984 34.3%
Blanks 3,714  
Total Votes Cast 24,056 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation to make the state Legislature a part-time legislative body with part-time pay and benefits?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 14th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,442 54.4%
No
7,917 45.6%
Blanks 5,923  
Total Votes Cast 23,282 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation distributing $450 million from the state's "rainy day" stabilization fund to the cities and towns of the Commonwealth for residential property tax relief?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 18th Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
13,584 69.6%
No
5,929 30.4%
Blanks 3,671  
Total Votes Cast 23,184 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that: (1) reduces greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts by 80% by 2020; and (2) phases out tax incentives for energy-intensive projects, while expanding job creation programs for locally-owned bu...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 24th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
15,823 83.4%
No
3,144 16.6%
Blanks 3,410  
Total Votes Cast 22,377 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that: (1) reduces greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts by 80% by 2020; and (2) phases out tax incentives for energy-intensive projects, while expanding job creation programs for locally-owned bu...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 15th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,716 81.5%
No
3,346 18.5%
Blanks 3,876  
Total Votes Cast 21,938 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed (1) to support legislation establishing health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system that is comprehensive, cost effective, and publicly provide...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 5th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,901 65.5%
No
6,264 34.5%
Blanks 3,681  
Total Votes Cast 21,846 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed (1) to support legislation establishing health care as a human right regardless of age, state of health or employment status, by creating a single payer health insurance system that is comprehensive, cost effective, and publicly provide...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
16,427 80.1%
No
4,088 19.9%
Blanks 3,005  
Total Votes Cast 23,520 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that: (1) reduces greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts by 80% by 2020; and (2) phases out tax incentives for energy-intensive projects, while expanding job creation programs for locally-owned bu...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Bristol
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,270 72.2%
No
3,570 27.8%
Blanks 3,549  
Total Votes Cast 16,389 See Details »
2008 2 This proposed law would replace the criminal penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana with a new system of civil penalties, to be enforced by issuing citations, and would exclude information regarding this civil offense from the state's criminal record information system. Offenders...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,949,704 65.2%
No
1,038,523 34.8%
Blanks 114,768  
Total Votes Cast 3,102,995 See Details »
2008 1 This proposed law would reduce the state personal income tax rate to 2.65% for all categories of taxable income for the tax year beginning on or after January 1, 2009, and would eliminate the tax for all tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2010. The personal income tax applies to income recei...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
914,420 30.6%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,070,699 69.4%
Blanks 117,876  
Total Votes Cast 3,102,995 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that: (1) reduces greenhouse gas emissions in Massachusetts by 80% by 2020; and (2) phases out tax incentives for energy-intensive projects, while expanding job creation programs for locally-owned bu...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
14,850 77.7%
No
4,253 22.3%
Blanks 3,316  
Total Votes Cast 22,419 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a non-binding resolution calling on the federal government to support the right of all people, including non-Jewish Palestinian citizens of Israel, to live free from laws that give more rights to people of one religi...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 27th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,157 62.2%
No
5,569 37.8%
Blanks 4,427  
Total Votes Cast 19,153 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow seriously ill patients, with their doctor's written recommendation, to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana for their personal medical use?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 6th Plymouth
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
15,267 71.3%
No
6,155 28.7%
Blanks 1,853  
Total Votes Cast 23,275 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the Town of East Bridgewater be allowed to assess an additional $1,250,00.00 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of funding the East Bridgewater Capital Stabilization Fund for fiscal year beginning July first, two thousand and nine? See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,312 19.3%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,485 80.7%
Blanks 427  
Total Votes Cast 7,224 See Details »
2008 4 Shall a charter commission be elected to revise the charter of the town of Palmer?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
3,031 59.9%
No
2,027 40.1%
Blanks 878  
Total Votes Cast 5,936 See Details »
2008 4 Shall the city of Melrose, acting through its liquor licensing commission, be granted the authority to issue up to 3 licenses to establishments that would sell wines and malt beverages only for consumption off premises; provided, however, that the sale of wines and malt beverages shall be incidental...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,403 64.0%
No
5,282 36.0%
Blanks 720  
Total Votes Cast 15,405 See Details »
2008 5 Shall the Town of Orleans be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to fund the purchase of the land located at 353 South Orleans Road (Route 28), Orleans, MA consisting of approximately 5.22 acres, a...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,595 62.3%
No
1,571 37.7%
Blanks 498  
Total Votes Cast 4,664 See Details »
2008 4 The proposed charter would retain the current form of Dukes County government (the county manager form with seven county commissioners), except that the commissioners would be elected for concurrent two-year terms, instead of non-concurrent (staggered) four-year terms, as is currently the case.See Details » County Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,939 71.6%
No
2,358 28.4%
Blanks 2,312  
Total Votes Cast 10,609 See Details »
2006 4 ORDERED, That $70,000,000 is hereby appropriated for the additional costs of construction of sewers, sewerage systems and sewage treatment and disposal facilities relative to the remediation of combined sewer overflows, including costs incidental and related thereto; that to raise this appropriatio...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
12,645 71.3%
No
5,083 28.7%
Blanks 4,010  
Total Votes Cast 21,738 See Details »
2006 5 Shall the state senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow seriously ill patients, with their doctor's written recommendation, to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana for their personal medical use?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
37,432 66.9%
No
18,505 33.1%
Blanks 8,036  
Total Votes Cast 63,973 See Details »
2006 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,492 69.6%
No
2,838 30.4%
Blanks 1,493  
Total Votes Cast 10,823 See Details »
2006 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 15th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,223 61.1%
No
5,877 38.9%
Blanks 2,166  
Total Votes Cast 17,266 See Details »
2006 5 Shall the Town of Harvard approve the submission to the Commonwealth of the joint study and report on the permanent government structure for the ongoing operation and administration of the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone recommending "scenario 2B," including proposed legislation which, if enacted, w...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,219 44.6%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,517 55.4%
Blanks 114  
Total Votes Cast 2,850 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Essex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,875 60.0%
No
5,909 40.0%
Blanks 2,321  
Total Votes Cast 17,105 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 23rd Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
11,217 64.9%
No
6,054 35.1%
Blanks 2,462  
Total Votes Cast 19,733 See Details »
2006 4 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act (the "Act"), establish a dedicated funding source to enable cities and towns to (1) acquire open space, which includes land for park and recreational uses and the protection of public dr...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
3,757 47.1%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
4,217 52.9%
Blanks 1,036  
Total Votes Cast 9,010 See Details »
2006 4 As part of the legal process for the town to accept the Community Preservation Act, it must, in addition to the vote at the recent annual town meeting, also vote at an election to accept Sections 3 to 7 of G.L. c. 44B, commonly called the Community Preservation Act (CPA). This act, if accepted by a...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,465 36.2%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,577 63.8%
Blanks 464  
Total Votes Cast 4,506 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
4,371 64.0%
No
2,454 36.0%
Blanks 2,157  
Total Votes Cast 8,982 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would make possession of less than one ounce of marijuana a civil violation, subject to a maximum fine of $100 and not subject to any criminal penalties?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Plymouth
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,320 61.4%
No
5,863 38.6%
Blanks 1,579  
Total Votes Cast 16,762 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 27th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,610 65.4%
No
4,025 34.6%
Blanks 1,523  
Total Votes Cast 13,158 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 12th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,031 64.4%
No
4,449 35.6%
Blanks 2,486  
Total Votes Cast 14,966 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 6th Hampden
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,094 56.5%
No
4,684 43.5%
Blanks 1,739  
Total Votes Cast 12,517 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Franklin
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,971 68.8%
No
4,972 31.2%
Blanks 2,145  
Total Votes Cast 18,088 See Details »
2006 3 This proposed law would allow licensed and other authorized providers of child care in private homes under the state's subsidized child care system to bargain collectively with the relevant state agencies about all terms and conditions of the provision of child care services under the state's child ...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
951,517 47.7%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,042,253 52.3%
Blanks 250,065  
Total Votes Cast 2,243,835 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Berkshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,999 68.3%
No
3,251 31.7%
Blanks 1,690  
Total Votes Cast 11,940 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 8th Hampden
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,006 62.1%
No
3,673 37.9%
Blanks 1,776  
Total Votes Cast 11,455 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 29th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,765 67.9%
No
4,150 32.1%
Blanks 2,454  
Total Votes Cast 15,369 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 4th Suffolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,686 59.7%
No
3,840 40.3%
Blanks 2,490  
Total Votes Cast 12,016 See Details »
2006 4 The provisions of Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act, establish a dedicated funding source eligible to receive matching funds provided by the State for the purposes permitted by said Act, including the creation, preservat...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
8,077 42.9%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,757 57.1%
Blanks 1,322  
Total Votes Cast 20,156 See Details »
2006 4 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act ("Act"), establishes a dedicated funding source to acquire, create and preserve open space and land for recreational use; acquire, preserve, rehabilitate and restore historic resources; ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
980 53.1%
No
865 46.9%
Blanks 78  
Total Votes Cast 1,923 See Details »
2006 4 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act ("Act"), establishes a dedicated funding source to acquire, create and preserve open space and land for recreational use; acquire, preserve, rehabilitate and restore historic resources; ...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,654 53.6%
No
1,430 46.4%
Blanks 73  
Total Votes Cast 3,157 See Details »
2006 4 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act, establish a dedicated funding source to acquire and preserve open space, parks and conservation land, protect public drinking water supplies, and scenic areas, protect farm land and for...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,479 53.5%
No
1,284 46.5%
Blanks 342  
Total Votes Cast 3,105 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the town of Orleans be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to pay for renovations to the existing Police Station?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,118 65.2%
No
1,130 34.8%
Blanks 562  
Total Votes Cast 3,810 See Details »
2006 4 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act (Act), establish a dedicated funding source to enable cities and towns to (1) acquire open space, which includes land for park and recreational uses and the protection of public drinking...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,016 47.2%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,138 52.8%
Blanks 116  
Total Votes Cast 2,270 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the Town of Shirley approve the submission to the Commonwealth of the joint study and report on the permanent government structure for the ongoing operation and administration of the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone recommending "scenario 2B," including proposed legislation which, if enacted, w...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,300 60.7%
No
840 39.3%
Blanks 161  
Total Votes Cast 2,301 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the town of Weston be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to purchase the fee or other interest in all or a portion of 62.53 acres of land commonly known as the "Case Estates property," whic...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
3,963 81.1%
No
921 18.9%
Blanks 243  
Total Votes Cast 5,127 See Details »
2006 4 Section 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of the General laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act ("Act"), establishes a dedicated funding source to acquire, create and preserve open space, historic resources, land for recreational use, and community housing, and to rehabilitate and r...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
5,284 42.0%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,292 58.0%
Blanks 1,791  
Total Votes Cast 14,367 See Details »
2006 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Berkshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,015 66.4%
No
4,556 33.6%
Blanks 2,477  
Total Votes Cast 16,048 See Details »
2006 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 9th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,796 60.5%
No
5,099 39.5%
Blanks 1,990  
Total Votes Cast 14,885 See Details »
2006 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 15th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,711 69.0%
No
3,466 31.0%
Blanks 2,043  
Total Votes Cast 13,220 See Details »
2006 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to introduce and vote in favor of a resolution asking Congress to call a federal constitutional convention in order to propose a constitutional amendment providing for two United States Senators and full representation in the United Sta...See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,073 62.4%
No
5,469 37.6%
Blanks 2,960  
Total Votes Cast 17,502 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Hampden
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,093 54.3%
No
5,967 45.7%
Blanks 2,033  
Total Votes Cast 15,093 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow seriously ill patients, with their doctor's written recommendation, to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana for their personal medical use?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 7th Norfolk
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,389 63.5%
No
4,820 36.5%
Blanks 3,133  
Total Votes Cast 16,342 See Details »
2006 4 Shall licenses be granted in Harvard for the sale therein of alcoholic beverages by restaurants and function rooms having a seating capacity of not less than one hundred persons?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,270 82.6%
No
477 17.4%
Blanks 103  
Total Votes Cast 2,850 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the town of Millbury be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to rehabilitate, improve and expand the Police Station located at 127 Elm Street, Millbury?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,351 32.9%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
2,754 67.1%
Blanks 520  
Total Votes Cast 4,625 See Details »
2006 6 Shall the town of Rockland be allowed to assess an additional $250,000.00 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of paying expenses related to architectural planning for the construction of a new middle school including costs incidental and related thereto, for the fi...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
2,824 43.9%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
3,615 56.1%
Blanks 216  
Total Votes Cast 6,655 See Details »
2006 5 Shall the town of Rockland be allowed to assess an additional $250,000.00 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purpose of replacing and installing a roof at the public library, including all associated labor and disposal of materials of said roof and including costs incidental and rela...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
2,730 42.5%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
3,694 57.5%
Blanks 231  
Total Votes Cast 6,655 See Details »
2006 5 Shall licenses be granted in Aquinnah for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whiskey, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
101 49.5%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
103 50.5%
Blanks 10  
Total Votes Cast 214 See Details »
2006 1 This proposed law would allow local licensing authorities to issue licenses for food stores to sell wine. The proposed law defines a "food store" as a retail vendor, such as a grocery store, supermarket, shop, club, outlet, or warehouse-type seller, that sells food to consumers to be eaten elsewher...See Details » Initiative Petition Statewide
Response Vote Count %
Yes
917,467 43.6%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,185,714 56.4%
Blanks 140,654  
Total Votes Cast 2,243,835 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 2nd Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,595 62.9%
No
5,075 37.1%
Blanks 1,732  
Total Votes Cast 15,402 See Details »
2006 4 Shall the Town of Ayer approve the submission to the Commonwealth of the joint study and report on the permanent government structure for the ongoing operation and administration of the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone recommending "scenario 2B," including proposed legislation which, if enacted, woul...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
1,116 50.5%
No
1,096 49.5%
Blanks 183  
Total Votes Cast 2,395 See Details »
2006 4 Sections 3 to 7 of Chapter 44B of General Laws of Massachusetts, also known as the Community Preservation Act, establish a dedicated funding source to acquire and preserve open space, parks and conservation land, protect public drinking water supplies and scenic areas, protect wooded areas and other...See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
2,784 28.5%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,992 71.5%
Blanks 475  
Total Votes Cast 10,251 See Details »
2006 6 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote for resolutions calling on all governmental entities of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to sell any investments they hold either in Israel Bonds or in companies that supply military equipment to Israel?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 27th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
3,536 31.3%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
7,754 68.7%
Blanks 1,868  
Total Votes Cast 13,158 See Details »
2006 5 Shall the town of Millbury be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bond issued in order to demolish the existing building, and rebuild, expand and improve the Fire Station #1 located at 126 Elm Street, Millbury?See Details » Local Question Various cities/towns
Response Vote Count %
Yes
1,392 33.7%
No
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2,737 66.3%
Blanks 496  
Total Votes Cast 4,625 See Details »
2006 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Worcester
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,499 52.2%
No
8,693 47.8%
Blanks 2,228  
Total Votes Cast 20,420 See Details »
2006 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 3rd Plymouth
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
9,690 55.3%
No
7,834 44.7%
Blanks 2,201  
Total Votes Cast 19,725 See Details »
2006 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a non-binding resolution calling on the federal government to support the right of all refugees, including Palestinian refugees, to return to their land of origin?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 27th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
5,120 45.1%
No
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
6,245 54.9%
Blanks 1,793  
Total Votes Cast 13,158 See Details »
2006 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 10th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
5,827 67.0%
No
2,876 33.0%
Blanks 1,904  
Total Votes Cast 10,607 See Details »
2006 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 5th Middlesex
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
8,621 58.8%
No
6,040 41.2%
Blanks 2,017  
Total Votes Cast 16,678 See Details »
2006 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Hampshire
Response Vote Count %
Yes
Checkmark icon to designate the winner
10,903 69.3%
No
4,832 30.7%
Blanks 1,767  
Total Votes Cast 17,502 See Details »
2006 5 Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq?See Details » Public Policy (Non-Binding) 1st Hampden
Response Vote Count %
Yes
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7,238 54.4%
No