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Year Q # Question Type Locality/District Results
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »
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
976 57.3%
No
726 42.7%
Blanks 58  
Total Votes Cast 1,760 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »