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Ballot Questions

State Equal Rights Amendment

A bumper sticker from the 1976 ballot question to ratify equal rights under Article I of the United States Constitution.

Vote No!

Literature from the 1982 election in which the question of the death penalty was posed as a Constitutional Amendment.

Information on Question 2

Literature from the 1982 election in which the question of the death penalty was posed as a Constitutional Amendment.

Question 2 is a Killer

Literature from the 1982 election in which the question of the death penalty was posed as a Constitutional Amendment.

 

 

No to the Death Penalty

Literature from the 1982 election in which the question of the death penalty was posed as a Constitutional Amendment.

 

 

Pull the Plug on the Death Penalty

Literature from the 1982 election in which the question of the death penalty was posed as a Constitutional Amendment.

No on Question 2

Literature from the 1982 election in which the question of the death penalty was posed as a Constitutional Amendment.

Yes on 3

Literature from the 1982 election regarding question 3. This question focused on nuclear power facilities and nuclear waste disposal.

Vote Yes on Question #3

Literature from the 1982 election regarding question 3. This question focused on nuclear power facilities and nuclear waste disposal.

It Goes Too Far

A bumper sticker from the 1982 ballot question regarding nuclear waste storage and disposal facilities. A "Yes" vote means the state legislature would have to make specific findings before voters had a say on whether a new facility could be built.

Nuclear Waste Referendum

Literature from the 1982 election regarding question 3. This question focused on nuclear power facilities and nuclear waste disposal.

Vote Yes on Questions 6 and 7

Literature from the 1982 election regarding questions 6 and 7. These questions focused on fair property tax rates and creating a general fund for clean-up of hazardous waste dump sites using funds from a special tax on businesses that generate hazardous waste.

Questions 6 and 7

Literature from the 1982 election regarding questions 6 and 7. These questions focused on fair property tax rates and creating a general fund for clean-up of hazardous waste dump sites using funds from a special tax on businesses that generate hazardous waste.

Property Tax Rates

A bumper sticker from 1982 regarding the question of property tax rate and revaluation in Lowell.

 

 

 

 

Lower Electric Bills

A bumper sticker from one of the ballot questions regarding electricity rates. In 1976, the question was to create uniformity in electric rate charges and authorize "peak load" rates. The statewide Petition Initiative did not pass.

Don't Gamble on Flat Rates

A matchbook from the 1976 election in which the question of flat-rate electricity was posed to voters.

Flate Rate Electricity Question

A matchbook from the 1976 election in which the question of flat rate electricity was posed to voters.

Vote No on Question 7

A matchbook from the 1976 election in which the question of flat-rate electricity was posed to voters.