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 to local clerks by June 23, 2010.
- All four initiatives had filed signatures by the June 23, 2010 deadline.
- Clerks had until the July 2, 2010 deadline to validate those signatures.
- One of those four initiatives who submitted signatures pulled their measure off of the ballot 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
The following measures will not be on the 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|
|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
- 2010 ballot measures
- Massachusetts signature requirements
- Laws governing the initiative process in Massachusetts
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Secretary of State, "Elections: Initiative Petition for Law"
- Sponsors withdrew petition due to actions by the state to advance initiative's cause.
State of Massachusetts
|State executive officers||
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 |