2010 Massachusetts ballot measures
|Elections in Massachusetts|
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. The Secretary of the Commonwealth has discretion over the order of questions on the ballot.
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%|
A number of local non-binding questions were also on the ballot, but not statewide.
- "Ballot Questions - Overview - Campaign 2010". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- "Statewide Ballot Questions — Statistics by Year: 2010". sec.state.ma.us. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
- 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.