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The WGBH News Guide To Massachusetts' 2018 Ballot Questions

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Emily Judem/WGBH News

On Nov. 6, Massachusetts voters will be asked to vote "yes" or "no" on three ballot questions.

Massachusetts is one of only a handful of states on the East Coast where citizens have the right to make or change state laws at the ballot box. Experts say ballot questions can be some of the most complex choices citizens have to make.

WGBH News set out to make it as easy as possible to understand the questions and their consequences. For each question, we put together a one-page voter guide to answer the most important questions about each measure. We’ve also published stories and conversations with the pro and con campaigns.

View and download the one-page voter guides for all three ballot questions:

Other Resources:

Ballot Question 1: Nurse-Patient Ratios
Download the one-page voter guide
Get your questions answered
Listen to a fact-check of the campaign ads on both sides
Hear the two sides debate the issue on Under The Radar with Callie Crossley
Read more about the Health Policy Commission's report on Ballot Question 1
Watch the two sides debate the issue on Greater Boston
Hear listeners' questions answered on All Things Considered
Listen to the issue explained and hear from both sides:

Listen
Ballot Question 1

Ballot Question 2: Commission to Examine Limiting Money In Politics
Download the one-page voter guide
Get your questions answered
Watch Jeff Clements of American Promise talk about the effort to pass a 28th amendment on Greater Boston
Listen to the issue explained and hear from both sides:

Listen
Ballot Question 2

Ballot Question 3: Transgender Protections In Public Places
Download the one-page voter guide
Get your questions answered
Watch the two sides debate the issue on Greater Boston
Watch local business leaders discuss the issue on Greater Boston
Listen to the issue explained and hear from both sides:

Listen
Ballot Question 3

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