Massachusetts Earlier Redistricting Amendment, Question 1 (2000)
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The Massachusetts Earlier Redistricting Amendment, also known as Question 1 was a legislatively referred proposed constitutional amendment that appeared on the November 7, 2000 Massachusetts ballot, where it was approved.
The proposal sought to amend the Massachusetts Constitution to require that the periodic redrawing of district boundaries for State Legislators and Governor's Councillors use new census data for the election held two years after the federal census, rather than waiting the four years mandated by the existing law.
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Official results via: The Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
The initiative was supported by Rep. Thomas M. Petrolati, Assistant Majority Whip and chairman of the House Committee on Redistricting. He argued that the proposed law would insure equal representation for every citizen of Massachusetts and would avoid needless delays in using the most recent census figures for determining districts for state legislators and executive councilors.
There was no organized opposition for the initiative.
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- Information for Voters: The 2000 Ballot Questions (PDF) p.5
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