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Mass. voters decide new gov., fate of 4 ballot questions, other political races

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The five candidates for governor are, clockwise from top, left, Republican Charlie Baker, Democrat Martha Coakley and independents Scott Lively, Jeff McCormick and Evan Falchuk. (MassLive) The five candidates for governor are, clockwise from top, left, Republican Charlie Baker, Democrat Martha Coakley and independents Scott Lively, Jeff McCormick and Evan Falchuk. (MassLive)
Massachusetts voters will decide the fate of four ballot questions on Tuesday. Massachusetts voters will decide the fate of four ballot questions on Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM/AP) - Massachusetts voters will decide the fate of four ballot questions on and numerous political races Election Day. 


Click here for a full list of Campaign 2014 results, including all political races and questions.

  1. Gas Tax: Question 1 asks voters if they support eliminating a new law linking future increases in the gas tax to the rate of inflation. A "yes" vote eliminates the adjustment. A "no" vote allows the increases.
  2. Bottle Deposit: Question 2 asks voters if they support expanding the 5-cent bottle deposit law to non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverage containers. A "yes" vote supports the expansion. A "no" vote makes no change.
  3. Repeal the Casino: Question 3 asks voters if they support repealing the state's 2011 casino gaming law. A "yes" vote would eliminate the law and a "no" vote would keep the law and allow casinos to be built in Springfield and Everett.
  4. Earned Sick Time: Question 4 asks voters if they support a law that would require businesses, with a minimum of 11 employees, to provide employees, with up to 40 hours of sick time each calendar year, at the rate of one hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked.
Voters in the Commonwealth will also decide a number of political races:

Governor
  • Charlie Baker (GOP)
  • Martha Coakley (Dem) 
  • Evan Falchuck (UI)
  • Jeff McCormick (Ind)
  • Scott Lively (Ind)
U.S. Senate
  • Brian Herr (GOP) 
  • Ed Markey (Incumbent Dem)
Attorney General
  • John Miller (GOP) 
  • Maura Healey (Dem)
Secretary of State
  • Daniel Factor (Grn) 
  • David D'Arcangelo (GOP)
  • William Gavin (Incumbent Dem)
Treasurer
  • Deborah Goldberg (Dem)     
  • Ian Jackson (Grn)
  • Michael Heffernen (GOP) 
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