2016 Ballot Questions

Visit ma.gov for the 2016 Ballot questions along with the pros and cons of each. As the election nears, the state typically publishes overviews of each question, with an explanation of exactly what “Yes” and “No” responses mean for each question.  Many people bring a prepared checklist of their answers into the voting booth because some questions are confusing as worded.

  • Question 1:  The Expanded Gaming Initiative would allow the Gaming Commission to issue an additional slots license.
  • Question 2:  The Increase Access to Public Charter Schools Initiative would authorize the approval of up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment expansions in existing charter schools by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education per year.
  • Question 3:  The Farm Animal Containment Initiative would prohibit certain methods of farm animal containment.
  • Question 4:  The Marijuana Legalization Initiative would legalize recreational marijuana for individuals at least 21 years old.