Fall ballot questions in Mass. announced

Wednesday July 11, 2012

BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts Secretary of State's office has announced that local voters will decide the fate of three ballot initiatives come November.

Secretary of State William Galvin's office said Wednesday that efforts to legalize medical marijuana, allow auto small repair shops to access certain vehicle repair information; and to give terminally ill patients the option to take life-ending drugs have gained enough support to be placed on this year's ballot.

Galvin's office said the ballot will be arranged so that the first question will pertain to vehicle repair information, the second question to life-ending drugs and the third to medical marijuana.

To appear on the November ballot, supporters for each issue needed to gather signatures from more than 79,000 certified voters in two rounds of petitions.


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