Ballot Question results from Lowell

Question 1 – A YES VOTE would eliminate the requirement that the state’s gas tax be adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index.  YES – 10,002; NO – 9,068

Question 2 – A YES VOTE would expand the state’s beverage container deposit law to require deposits on containers for all non-alcoholic, non-carbonated drinks with certain exceptions, increases the handling fees, and makes other changes to the law. YES – 3,800; NO – 15,782

Question 3 – A YES VOTE would prohibit casinos, any gaming establishment with slot machines, and wagering on simulcast greyhound races.  YES – 5,750; NO – 13,718

Question 4 – A YES VOTE would entitle employees in Massachusetts to earn and use sick time according to certain conditions. YES – 13,042; NO – 7,480

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