2016 Massachusetts ballot measures

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Four statewide ballot measures were certified for the 2016 ballot in the state of Massachusetts.[1]

Question 1 would have allowed a second slots parlor to exist in Massachusetts, Question 2 would have let state education officials approve up to 12 new charter schools a year, Question 3 will phase out what advocates say are "extreme" methods of farm animal confinement, and Question 4 legalizes marijuana for recreational use.

Binding statewide questions[edit]

Number Initiative Title Subject Description Yes No Result
Question 1 Massachusetts Expand Slot Machine Gaming Initiative Gambling Allow a second slots parlor to exist in Massachusetts 39.3% 60.7% rejected
Question 2 Massachusetts Charter School Expansion Initiative Education Let state education officials approve up to 12 new charter schools a year 37.9% 62.1% rejected
Question 3 Massachusetts Conditions for Farm Animals Initiative Animals Phase out what advocates say are "extreme" methods of farm animal confinement 77.7% 22.3% approved
Question 4 Massachusetts Legalization, Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Initiative Marijuana Legalize marijuana for recreational use 53.6% 46.4% approved

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dumcius, Gintautas (July 11, 2016). "Here are your Mass. ballot questions for Nov. 2016: Charter schools, marijuana, farm animal cruelty, and 2nd slot parlor". MassLive.com. Retrieved July 16, 2016.

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