Ballot Question http://wamc.org en Poll Shows Voter Opinion of Massachusetts Ballot Questions http://wamc.org/post/poll-shows-voter-opinion-massachusetts-ballot-questions <p></p><p></p><p>Recent polling reveals some new information on how Massachusetts voters feel about some of the ballot questions to be decided on election day. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports that many are still divided on the issues…</p><p>A statewide survey recently conducted by the Polling institute at Western New England Voters reveals two things. One, a majority of voters appear to support legalizing medical marijuana, and Two, voters are at almost an even split over the so-called “Death with Dignity” question.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 51376 at http://wamc.org Poll Shows Voter Opinion of Massachusetts Ballot Questions Opponents Urging Mass. Voters to Reject Medical Marijuana at Ballot Box http://wamc.org/post/opponents-urging-mass-voters-reject-medical-marijuana-ballot-box <p>Opponents of a state ballot question that would allow marijuana to be used for medical purposes are urging Massachusetts voters to reject the proposed law. They say it's poorly drafted and could be easily exploited.</p><p>Legislators and law enforcement officials were among those who spoke Monday at an event held by the Vote No on Question 3 Committee.</p><p>The ballot question would allow patients with conditions such as cancer, AIDS and glaucoma to register to obtain marijuana at 35 dispensaries in Massachusetts.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 50379 at http://wamc.org Opponents Urging Mass. Voters to Reject Medical Marijuana at Ballot Box Group: Vote "yes" on Mass. auto repair question http://wamc.org/post/group-vote-yes-mass-auto-repair-question <p>Backers of the so-called "Right To Repair" ballot question are now urging supporters in Massachusetts to vote "yes" on the initiative.</p><p>The Right to Repair Committee had initially joined with auto manufacturers to urge voters to skip Question 1 on the November ballot after both sides reached a compromise which was later approved by lawmakers.</p><p>The new law requiring car makers provide independent repair shops with access to their diagnostic systems was approved in July, too late to remove it from the ballot.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 50068 at http://wamc.org Burlington, Vermont to Vote on Legalizing Pot http://wamc.org/post/burlington-vermont-vote-legalizing-pot <p>Voters in the Vermont city of Burlington will be asked in November whether they would support legalizing and taxing marijuana.<br><br>The Burlington City Council on Monday approved several measures for the November ballot, including the pot question.<br><br>WCAX-TV reports that voters also will be asked whether they support a $9 million bond to help boost the city's credit rating and a half-cent increase in the property tax to help pay for rehabilitating the bike path.<br><br><em>Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.</em></p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 47630 at http://wamc.org Burlington, Vermont to Vote on Legalizing Pot