November ballot questions numbered
By State House News Service | July 12, 2016, 6:54 EDT
The four ballot question that will be placed before voters in November got their official numbers on Monday, markers that will soon show up in ads and on lawn signs across the state.
Secretary of State William Galvin said the campaigns behind the four initiative petitions filed more than the required 10,972 valid signatures last week, and were ordered based on the question’s length and spacing on the actual ballots.
Question 1 would expand slot machine gambling in Massachusetts by allowing one additional license to be issued for a site with specific criteria that matches closely with Suffolk Downs. A question to expanded the number of charter schools in underperforming school districts will be Question 2. Question 3 proposes to regulate the conditions under which farm animals can be held. Question 4 would legalize the adult recreational use of marijuana and regulate its sale like alcohol.
— Written by Matt Murphy
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