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Year Q # Question Type Locality/District Results
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 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 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 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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) 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 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 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) 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 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) 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 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
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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 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 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 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) 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) 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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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8,293 72.9%
No
3,088 27.1%
Blanks 3,132  
Total Votes Cast 14,513 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 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 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 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
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3,204 76.7%
No
971 23.3%
Blanks 1,527  
Total Votes Cast 5,702 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
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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) 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 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 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 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 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 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
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3,104 64.6%
No
1,698 35.4%
Blanks 2,183  
Total Votes Cast 6,985 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »