Question 6 Passed in all 20 Districts!

Question 6 for public committee votes passed overwhelmingly in all 20 districts. See below for up-to-date vote tallies.

As part of The People's House campaign for rules reform, we organized to put a non-binding policy question on 20 ballots across the Commonwealth. Our question asks voters if they support requiring legislators on Beacon Hill to make their committee votes public.

The question language: "Shall the representative for this district be instructed to vote in favor of changes to the applicable House of Representative rules to make each legislator’s vote in that body's Legislative committees publicly available on the Legislature's website?"

Because this is a non-binding question, it doesn't become law if passed, but rather serves as a way for constituents to directly and publicly tell their representative how they want them to vote on an issue. And, frankly, our movement had a lot to say.

An average of 85% of voters across 20 districts voted YES to instruct their legislators to vote to make committee votes public. We're still waiting for some results to trickle in from town clerks, and we'll continue to update the results.

DistrictRep or Rep-ElectVotes YesVotes No% Yes% No100% Reporting?
33rd MiddlesexSteven Ultrino6369142082%18%TRUE
3rd PlymouthJoan Meschino16400274386%14%TRUE
19th WorcesterKate Donaghue13,124212886%14%TRUE
25th MiddlesexMarjorie Decker9,31458694%6%TRUE
4th MiddlesexDanielle Gregoire9721202483%17%TRUE
1st EssexDawne Shand10908169487%13%TRUE
2nd BerkshireTricia Farley-Bouvier10422167086%14%TRUE
8th HampdenShirley Arriaga8652294275%25%TRUE
3rd NorfolkRonald Mariano16400274386%14%TRUE
15th SuffolkSam Montaño1173381094%6%TRUE
12th SuffolkBrandy Fluker-Oakley8298173783%17%TRUE
13th SuffolkDaniel Hunt7038174380%20%TRUE
4th BarnstableSarah Peake17977325185%15%TRUE
14th MiddlesexSimon Cataldo15986204689%11%TRUE
8th EssexJenny Armini5072106383%17%Missing Marblehead
2nd FranklinSusannah Whipps306293077%23%Missing Erving, Greenfield, Northfield, Orange, Philipston, Royalston, Warwick, Winchendon
12th HampdenAngelo Puppolo---%-%No data yet
34th MiddlesexChristine Barber5,87860791%9%Missing Medford
35th MiddlesexPaul Donato259348984%16%Missing Medford
12th WorcesterMeghan Kilcoyne9786218482%18%Missing Clinton
TOTAL1887333281085.19%14.81%

Ballot Question 4, 2020

Act on Mass ran a similar ballot question in 16 districts in 2020, which passed with an average of 90%.

2020 Ballot Question Language: "Shall the representative for this district be instructed to vote in favor of changes to the applicable House of Representative rules to make the results of all the votes in that body's Legislative committees publicly available on the Legislature's website?"

DistrictRepVotes YesVotes No% Yes% NoRep's vote on public committee votes in 2021
5th EssexAnn-Margaret Ferrante19338326485.6%14.4%NO
1st FranklinNatalie Blais21539276288.6%11.4%NO
2nd HampshireDaniel Carey20212298287.1%12.9%NO
3rd HampshireMindy Domb1240291993.1%6.9%NO
11th MiddlesexKay Khan19170179091.5%8.5%NO
12th MiddlesexRuth Balser18368174691.3%8.7%NO
21st MiddlesexKenneth Gordon19530356984.5%15.5%NO
27th MiddlesexErika Uyterhoeven20704125094.3%5.7%YES
29th MiddlesexSteve Owens20458170792.3%7.7%YES
11th NorfolkPaul McMurtry20296313986.6%13.4%NO
15th NorfolkTommy Vitolo17287125893.2%6.8%NO
11th SuffolkLiz Malia15948168290.5%9.5%NO
15th SuffolkNika Elugardo15688129492.4%7.6%YES
17th SuffolkKevin Honan1399199693.4%6.6%NO
18th SuffolkMichael Moran1155790392.8%7.2%NO
19th SuffolkJeffrey Turco11796241883.0%17.0%NO
TOTAL2782843167990%10.0%