Lawmakers Consider Including ‘Citizens’ Statements’ In The State’s Voter Guide

From WGBH News

Across the state, in mailboxes, libraries and lobbies, there are stacks of Massachusetts voter guides. The red booklet from the Secretary of State’s office summarizes Massachusetts’ three ballot questions, with blurbs from the pro and con campaigns.

Next election, there may be something new included in those packets. Lawmakers are considering legislation that would have a group of citizens clarify the particularly confusing questions.

State Rep. Jonathan Hecht said he brought the Citizens’ Initiative Review, or CIR, process to Massachusetts because he was growing increasingly concerned about voters’ confusion.

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