Massachusetts 2010 ballot measures
Three citizen-initiated measures appeared on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Constitution can be amended through initiative and state statutes can be proposed through initiative. All three statewide ballot measures that were on the November 2010 ballot by collecting signatures are proposed statutes (not constitutional amendments).
In Massachusetts, after the state determines which initiatives have succeeded in collecting enough signatures to be placed on the ballot, official numbers/names are assigned to each of the successful initiatives. Secretary of State William F. Galvin has discretion over the order of questions on the ballot. His office announced that they had determined the ballot ordering "based on the perceived relative importance of the proposed laws."
Binding statewide questions
|Question 1||Massachusetts No Sales Tax for Alcohol Initiative||Taxes||Sales tax eliminated for alcohol sales in the state||Passed||52%||48%|
|Question 2||Massachusetts Comprehensive Permits and Regional Planning Initiative||Housing initiatives||Repeal a housing law||Failed||42%||58%|
|Question 3||Massachusetts Sales Tax Relief Act||Taxes||Roll 6.25% sales tax back to 3%||Failed||43%||57%|
|This section requires expansion. (November 2010)|
A number of local non-binding questions were also on the ballot, but not statewide.
- Massachusetts Elections Division
- I&R Institute, Historical Listing of Massachusetts's initiatives
- List of current petitions filed in Massachusetts from the Attorney General's office.
- "Ballot Questions - Overview - Campaign 2010". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2010-11-08.