111,000 Voters Sign Ballot Initiative to Roll Back Sales Tax to 3%
with Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Elections Division
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Alliance to Roll Back Taxes
“33,000 new, Private Sector Jobs will be created by rolling back the Massachusetts Sales Tax from 6.25% to 3%,” said Carla Howell. “This is why over 56% of Unenrolled Voters, 70% of Republican Voters and 34% of Democratic Voters polled say they will vote for this urgently needed sales tax roll back. (Suffolk University Poll.)
“Today, we filed the last of a bullet-proof, challenge-proof number of signatures for our ballot initiative to roll back the sales tax from 6.25% to 3%,” said Carla Howell, Chair of the Alliance to Roll Back Taxes.
“We needed a final 11,099 certified signatures to qualify for the November 2nd ballot. Today, we turned in the last of over 14,012 validated signatures – 2,913 more signatures than the law requires.”
Raw Signatures Collected 18,233+
Legally Certified Signatures 14,012
Certified Required by Law 11,099
Challenge-Proof Margin 2,913
Raw Signatures Collected 93,000+
Legally certified Signatures 74,131
Certified Required by Law 66,593
Challenge-Proof Margin 7,538
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