Massachusetts 1976 ballot measures

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Nine statewide ballot measures were on the November 5, 1976 ballot in Massachusetts.

On the ballot

November 2

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA 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” Approveda
LRCA Question 2 Taxes Implements a graduated income tax Defeatedd
LRCA Question 3 Religion Allows for absentee voting based on religious reasons Approveda
IndISS Question 4 Energy Establishes a public power authority Defeatedd
IndISS Question 5 Firearms Bans handguns Defeatedd
IndISS Question 6 Environment Requires every containers to have a refund value of 5 cents and bans containers with flip-tops Defeatedd
IndISS Question 7 Energy Regulates electric utility charges and permits peak load pricing Defeatedd
AQ Question 8 Energy Advises the government on a potential oil refinery and deep water port Approveda
AQ Question 9 Sunday Advises the government to repeal laws about closings on Sundays Approveda

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