Massachusetts 2010 ballot measures
- 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 then obtain signatures from about 1/2 of 1% of voters who voted in the last governor election and submit them before or on July 7, 2010.
|IndISS||Question 1||Taxes||Sales tax eliminated for alcohol sales in the state|
|IndISS||Question 2||Housing||Repeal a housing law|
|IndISS||Question 3||Taxes||Roll 6.25% sales tax back to 3%|
Failed to make ballot
|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||Health care||State government pays for health insurance for all residents|
Local ballot measures
- 2010 ballot measures
- Massachusetts signature requirements
- Laws governing the initiative process in Massachusetts
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Massachusetts
State of Massachusetts
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Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs | Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development | Chair of Public Utilities |
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