Statewide ballot questions could have an impact on General Election voter turnout

The last day to register to vote in the General Election is October 19th

BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts residents will have many important political decisions to make this November.

The Presidential election is expected to bring many more voters to the polls, and the four statewide ballot questions could reinforce the turnout.

The first question on the statewide ballot would allow for an additional slots parlor to open up in Massachusetts. Question Two gives the state the authority to approve up to a dozen new charter schools each year.

Question Three would ban the sale of eggs and meat from animals confined in Massachusetts, and Question Four paves the way for the state to legalize, regulate and tax the sale of recreational marijuana.

Secretary of State William Galvin told 22News that these ballot questions could bring many more people to the polls in November. “They’re pretty diverse, so it hits various people in different ways. So, I think they’re reinforcing. I think they’re going to be another reason why we’re going to have a good turn out on November 8.”

The last day to register to vote in the General Election is Wednesday, October 19th.

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