Massachusetts 1976 ballot measures
- Three of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Four of the measures were indirect initiated constitutional amendments.
- Two of the measures were advisory questions.
- Four of the measures were approved and five were defeated.
On the ballot
|Question 1||Civil Rights||Guarantees that equality under the law “shall not be denied or abridged because of sex, race, color, creed or national origin”||
|Question 2||Taxes||Implements a graduated income tax||
|Question 3||Religion||Allows for absentee voting based on religious reasons||
|IndISS||Question 4||Energy||Establishes a public power authority||
|IndISS||Question 5||Firearms||Bans handguns||
|IndISS||Question 6||Environment||Requires every containers to have a refund value of 5 cents and bans containers with flip-tops||
|IndISS||Question 7||Energy||Regulates electric utility charges and permits peak load pricing||
|AQ||Question 8||Energy||Advises the government on a potential oil refinery and deep water port||
|AQ||Question 9||Sunday||Advises the government to repeal laws about closings on Sundays||