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{{tnr}}The '''deadline to submit ballot language''' for the [[2010 ballot measures|November 2010 ballot]] in [[Massachusetts]] was [[BC2009#August|August 5, 2009]].  Thirty proposed initiatives were [[Ballot initiatives filed for the 2010 ballot|filed by that deadline]]. As of April 2010, thirty ballot initiatives had so far been filed with the [[Massachusetts Secretary of State]].
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<div style="float:right; margin-top: 0.0em; margin-bottom:3px; background-color: #cee0f2; padding: .2em .6em; font-size: 130%; border:1px solid #A3B1BF;"><span style="font-size: larger;font-weight: bold;">&larr;</span> '''[[Massachusetts 2008 ballot measures|2008]]''' </div>'''Three statewide questions''' were on the [[2010 ballot measures|November 2, 2010]] ballot in the state of [[Massachusetts]].
  
* Supporters must have collected a minimum of 66,593 valid signatures from registered voters by [[BC2009#December|December 2, 2009]]; except for [[veto referenda]], where they must have collected 33,297 signatures.  
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===Initiative process===
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* The deadline to submit ballot language for the [[2010 ballot measures|November 2010 ballot]] in [[Massachusetts]] was [[BC2009#August|August 5, 2009]]
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* Thirty proposed initiatives were [[Ballot initiatives filed for the 2010 ballot|filed by that deadline]].  As of April 2010, thirty ballot initiatives had so far been filed with the [[Massachusetts Secretary of State]].
  
* The approved measures were then reviewed by the [[Massachusetts Legislature|Legislature]].  
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* Supporters must have collected a minimum of 66,593 valid signatures from registered voters by [[BC2009#December|December 2, 2009]]; except for [[veto referenda]], where they must have collected 33,297 signatures. The approved measures were then reviewed by the [[Massachusetts Legislature|Legislature]].  
  
* If the [[Massachusetts Legislature]] did not approve of the initiative by the [[BC2010#May|May 4, 2010]] deadline, petition organizers must then obtain signatures from about 1/2 of 1% of voters who voted in the last governor election and submit to local clerks by [[BC2010#June|June 23, 2010]].  
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* If the [[Massachusetts Legislature]] did not approve of the initiative by the [[BC2010#May|May 4, 2010]] deadline, petition organizers must have then obtained signatures from about 1/2 of 1% of voters who voted in the last governor election and must have submitted them to local clerks by [[BC2010#June|June 23, 2010]].  
  
* '''All four initiatives''' had filed signatures by the [[BC2010#June|June 23, 2010]] deadline.
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* '''All four initiatives''' filed signatures by the [[BC2010#June|June 23, 2010]] deadline. Clerks had until the [[BC2010#July|July 2, 2010]] deadline to validate those signatures.  Validated signatures were then turned in by all four initiative sponsors by [[BC2010#July|July 7, 2010]] to the [[Massachusetts Secretary of State]]'s office.<ref> [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ELE/eleguide/guidelaw.htm ''Massachusetts Secretary of State'', "Elections: Initiative Petition for Law"]</ref>
  
* Clerks had until the [[BC2010#July|July 2, 2010]] deadline to validate those signatures.   
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* [[Massachusetts Initiative to Limit Carbon Dioxide Emissions (2010)|One of those four initiatives who submitted signatures]] pulled their measure off of the ballot on [[BC2010#July|July 7, 2010]].<ref>Sponsors withdrew petition due to actions by the state to advance initiative's cause.</ref>  
  
* Validated signatures were then turned in by all four initiative sponsors by [[BC2010#July|July 7, 2010]].<ref> [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ELE/eleguide/guidelaw.htm ''Massachusetts Secretary of State'', "Elections: Initiative Petition for Law"]</ref>
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==On the ballot==
 
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* [[Massachusetts Initiative to Limit Carbon Dioxide Emissions (2010)|One of those four initiatives who submitted signatures]] pulled their measure off of the ballot on [[BC2010#July|July 7, 2010]]. 
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==Potential==
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:See also: ''[[Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot]]''
 
:See also: ''[[Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot]]''
  
The following measures will not be on the ballot:
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The following measures were not on the ballot:
  
 
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| [[Massachusetts Whale Safe Commercial Fishing (2010)|Whale Safe Commercial Fishing]]
 
| [[Massachusetts Whale Safe Commercial Fishing (2010)|Whale Safe Commercial Fishing]]
| [[:Category:Animal rights, Massachusetts|Animals]]
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| [[:Category:Treatment of animals, Massachusetts|Animals]]
 
| Ban drift nets or other gear that can harm endangered whales, sea turtles.
 
| Ban drift nets or other gear that can harm endangered whales, sea turtles.
  
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| [[Massachusetts Universal Health Insurance Amendment (2010)|Health Insurance Amendment]]
 
| [[Massachusetts Universal Health Insurance Amendment (2010)|Health Insurance Amendment]]
| [[:Category:Health care, Massachusetts|Health care]]
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| State government pays for health insurance for all residents
 
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*[http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=cagoterminal&L=3&L0=Home&L1=Government&L2=Initiatives+%26+Other+Ballot+Questions&sid=Cago&b=terminalcontent&f=government_initiativepetitiontracking&csid=Cago Current Massachusetts petitions] from the [[Massachusetts Attorney General]]
 
*[http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=cagoterminal&L=3&L0=Home&L1=Government&L2=Initiatives+%26+Other+Ballot+Questions&sid=Cago&b=terminalcontent&f=government_initiativepetitiontracking&csid=Cago Current Massachusetts petitions] from the [[Massachusetts Attorney General]]
 
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Revision as of 13:10, 9 March 2014


2012
2008
Three statewide questions were on the November 2, 2010 ballot in the state of Massachusetts.

Initiative process

  • Supporters must have collected a minimum of 66,593 valid signatures from registered voters by December 2, 2009; except for veto referenda, where they must have collected 33,297 signatures. The approved measures were then reviewed by the Legislature.
  • If the Massachusetts Legislature did not approve of the initiative by the May 4, 2010 deadline, petition organizers must have then obtained signatures from about 1/2 of 1% of voters who voted in the last governor election and must have submitted them to local clerks by June 23, 2010.

On the ballot

November 2:

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Taxes Sales tax eliminated for alcohol sales in the state Approveda
IndISS Question 2 Housing Repeal a housing law Defeatedd
IndISS Question 3 Taxes Roll 6.25% sales tax back to 3% Defeatedd

Failed to make ballot

See also: Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

The following measures were not on the ballot:

Type Title Subject Description
Right of Self-Government Initiative Admin of gov't Allow people to vote to delegate their powers to legislative body
Whale Safe Commercial Fishing Animals Ban drift nets or other gear that can harm endangered whales, sea turtles.
Biodiversity Initiative Environment No commercial harvesting on forested land owned by the state
Secret Ballot Amendment Admin of gov't Implement procedures for the House of Representatives and Senate
Instant Run-Off Voting Initiative Elections Voters to rank preferences among candidates
Health Insurance Amendment Healthcare State government pays for health insurance for all residents
Expand Charter School Options Education Remove limits on number of charter schools, their funding, and enrollment.
Limit Carbon Dioxide Emissions Environment Biomass renewable energy sources to emit at most 250 pounds of CO2

Local ballot measures

January 19March 6April 6April 13April 17April 24

See also

External links

References

  1. Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Elections: Initiative Petition for Law"
  2. Sponsors withdrew petition due to actions by the state to advance initiative's cause.