Another deadline approaching for ballot questions

10,792 signatures must be submitted to local officials by Wednesday

BOSTON (WWLP) – Initiative petition campaigners have just a couple more hurdles before their questions can go before Massachusetts voters this November. Wednesday is the last day for them to turn in the second, and final round of signatures in order for their question to appear on the November 2016 ballot.

Those signatures must be from registered voters in Massachusetts, and they must have at least 10,792 signatures approved by local officials. Campaigns then have until July 6 to file those signatures with the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office.

There could be several controversial ballot questions this year, including a question to legalize the use of marijuana for adults ages 21 and up in Massachusetts. Charter schools may also be a contentious issue for voters in November.

Election Day is November 8. You can find out whether you are registered to vote by visiting the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website.

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