Ballot Question Study

Consensus Question 5

Are we in the 21st century yet? "Information for Voters" is published only as a booklet mailed to registered Massachusetts voters. Most of the same information, including a PDF version of the Red Book, is available at the Secretary of the Commonwealth's web site. More...

Consensus Question 3

The pros and cons for each question in "Information for Voters" are "he said, she said" arguments, prepared by opposing individuals or groups. The Commonwealth takes no responsibility for their truth or accuracy. One alternative is the Citizen Initiative Review (CIR) process. More...

Consensus Question 1

To understand a Massachusetts ballot question summary, you need at least a community college education, on average. But in 2018, you needed the equivalent of an advanced degree—19 years of education—to understand the summary for one of the three statewide questions. More...

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