Massachusetts Electricity Contracts Initiative (2012)

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The Massachusetts Electricity Contracts Initiative did not make the November 6, 2012 general election ballot in the state of Massachusetts as an initiated state statute. The measure was filed by Audra Parker and was assigned initiative number 11-28 (dead link).[1]

Path to the ballot

Each of the ten original signers of the proposed measure must have obtained certificates of voter registration from the board of registrars or election commission in the city or town where they were registered voters. The certificate of voter registration must be signed by at least three registrars. These certificates and the original petition must then be submitted to the Massachusetts Attorney General.

Usually, if the petition is found acceptable, the Attorney General will prepare a summary and return it and the petition to the petitioners, who must file the petition and summary with the Massachusetts Secretary of State. Once that is submitted, petitions are printed and circulation can begin. However, the measure was not found acceptable by the Attorney General, and therefore did not begin circulation for the ballot. The Attorney General stated that the measure impermissibly took private property without compensation.[1]

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