Massachusetts voters will determine the fate of four initiatives when they hit the polls Nov. 4, which is exactly four months from Friday.
Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin said that with the successful filing of additional signatures for the four proposals, literature to inform voters and ballot materials will begin to be produced.
The initiatives that filed at least 11,485 signatures by Wednesday's deadline are:
Question 1: A law that eliminates the requirement that the state's gas tax be adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index.
Question 2: A law that expands the bottle bill deposit requirement to all non-alcoholic, non-carbonated drinks, except dairy products, infant formula and FDA-approved medicines.
Question 3: A law that prohibits casinos, slot machine establishments and wagering on simulcast greyhound racing.
Question 4: A law entitling employees in Massachusetts to earn and use sick time.
Absentee ballots for the Sept. 9 primaries are now being delivered to local election officials and will be available to voters.
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