Massachusetts November Election Ballot Questions

Massachusetts November Election Ballot Questions

The Massachusetts' Ballot in this November's election will have two questions:

The First is the "Right to Repair Law"  

https://ballotpedia.org/Massachusetts_Question_1,_%22Right_to_Repair_Law%22_Vehicle_Data_Access_Requirement_Initiative_(2020)

Massachusetts Question 1, "Right to Repair Law" Vehicle Data Access Requirement Initiative (2020) 

 
Massachusetts Question 1
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Election date
November 3, 2020
Topic
Business regulation and Transportation
Status
On the ballot
Type
State statute
Origin
Citizens

Massachusetts Question 1, the "Right to Repair Law" Vehicle Data Access Requirement Initiative is on the ballot in Massachusetts as an indirect initiated state statute on November 3, 2020.

A "yes" vote supports requiring manufacturers that sell vehicles with telematics systems in Massachusetts to equip them with a standardized open data platform beginning with model year 2022 that vehicle owners and independent repair facilities may access to retrieve mechanical data and run diagnostics through a mobile-based application.

A "no" vote opposes requiring vehicles beginning with model year 2022 to be equipped with a standardized open data platform that vehicle owners and independent repair facilities may access to retrieve mechanical data and run diagnostics through a mobile-based application, thereby maintaining that vehicle owners and independent repair facilities may access mechanical and diagnostic data through a personal computer.

The Second is Ranked Choice Voting.  Here is a simple,  very short video on YouTube to understand how ranked choice voting works

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHRPMJmzBBw#action=share 

Here is a one hour webinar produced by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts explaining the issue of ranked choice voting

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/usUkcLqppz03GYfE5gSDAvN_W9XvK6ushCcZq6cEnk-xBiZXNVCvNLREY7HwKM7RBS3KFU0QmZ607q7G?continueMode=true 

Massachusetts Question 2, Ranked-Choice Voting Initiative (2020)

 
Massachusetts Question 2
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Election date
November 3, 2020
Topic
Elections and campaigns
Status
On the ballot
Type
State statute
Origin
Citizens

Massachusetts Question 2, the Ranked-Choice Voting Initiative is on the ballot in Massachusetts as an initiated state statute on November 3, 2020

 https://ballotpedia.org/Massachusetts_Question_2,_Ranked-Choice_Voting_Initiative_(2020)

A "yes" vote supports enacting ranked-choice voting (RCV) for primary and general elections for state executive officials, state legislators, federal congressional and senate seats, and certain county offices beginning in 2022.

A "no" vote opposes changing the existing plurality voting system to ranked-choice voting for primary and general elections for state executive officials, state legislators, federal congressional and senate seats, and county offices.