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Shared Parenting ballot initiative election results

        85%  Yes,  15% No


MASSACHUSETTS 2004 ELECTION RESULTS REGARDING THE "PRESUMPTION OF JOINT CUSTODY" BALLOT INITIATIVE

Statewide Results

YES

NO

Total

530,716

97,211

627,927

84.5 %

15.5%

100 %

(Not Binding) Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote for legislation to create a strong presumption in child custody cases in favor of joint physical and legal custody, so that the court will order that the children have equal access to both parents as much as possible, except where there is clear and convincing evidence that one parent is unfit, or that joint custody is not possible due to the fault of one of the parents?

 

 

District / County Breakdowns

COUNTY

YES

NO

Berkshire

52,698

14,091

Bristol

30,010

4,200

Essex

66,749

15,058

Franklin

29,123

6,397

Hampden

86,085

12,367

Hampshire

30,548

5,928

Middlesex

121,010

20,168

Norfolk

43,275

7,179

Suffolk

24361

3555

Worcester

46,857

8,268

STATE TOTALS

530,716

97,211

 

DISTRICT

YES

NO

1st Berkshire

11,988

2,678

2nd Berkshire

15546

3697

3rd Berkshire

11,109

3,909

4th Berkshire

14,055

3,807

4th Bristol

15,789

2,236

5th Bristol

14,221

1,964

6th Essex

11,761

6,342

7th Essex

13,020

2,535

13th Essex

16,647

2,798

14th Essex

11,347

1,551

17th Essex

13,974

1,832

1st Franklin

15,395

3,877

2nd Franklin

13,728

2,520

1st Hampden

14,662

1,980

3rd Hampden

14,483

1,993

9th Hampden

8,996

1,195

2nd Hampden

47944

7199

1st Hampshire

15,926

3,410

2nd Hampshire

14,622

2,518

1st Middlesex

16,210

2,381

4th Middlesex

14,068

1,904

5th Middlesex

15,027

3,703

20th Middlesex

16,236

2,312

22nd Middlesex

14,110

1,708

23rd Middlesex

16,668

2,994

31st Middlesex

14,222

2,122

32nd Middlesex

14,469

3,044

5th Norfolk

13,999

1,895

12th Norfolk

13,752

1,818

14th Norfolk

15,524

3,466

2nd Suffolk

6987

997

3rd Suffolk

8950

1288

19th Suffolk

8,424

1,270

6th Worcester

12,601

3,121

11th Worcester

14,603

2,064

12th Worcester

15,774

2,518

17th Worcester  (4 of 12 Precincts)

3,879

565

STATE TOTALS

530,716

97,211

 

 

Preliminary results

DISTRICT                                             YES                         %                          NO                            %

 

1st Berkshire                                         11,988                     81.7%                     2,678                       18.3%

2nd Berkshire (22/23 Precincts)         14,647                     80.5%                     3,551                       19.5%    

3rd Berkshire                                         11,109                     74.0%                     3,909                       26.0%

4th Berkshire                                         14,055                     78.7%                     3,807                       21.3%

4th Bristol                                              15,789                     87.6%                     2,236                       12.4%

5th Bristol                                              14,221                     87.9%                     1,964                       12.1%

6th Essex                                               11,761                     65.0%                     6,342                       35.0%

7th Essex                                               13,020                     83.7%                     2,535                       16.3%

13th Essex                                             16,647                     85.6%                     2,798                       14.4%

14th Essex                                             11,347                     88.0%                     1,551                       12.0%

17th Essex                                             13,974                     88.4%                     1,832                       11.6%

1st Franklin                                           15,395                     79.9%                     3,877                       20.1%

2nd Franklin                                          13,728                     84.5%                     2,520                       15.5%

1st Hampden                                         14,662                     88.1%                     1,980                       11.9%

9th Hampden                                          8,996                     88.3%                     1,195                       11.7%

2nd Hampden                                       48,785                     87.0%                     7,302                       13.0%

1st Hampshire                                       15,926                     82.4%                     3,410                       17.6%

2nd Hampshire                                     14,622                     85.3%                     2,518                       14.7%

1st Middlesex                                       16,210                     87.2%                     2,381                       12.8%

4th Middlesex                                       14,068                     88.1%                     1,904                       11.9%

5th Middlesex                                       15,027                     80.2%                     3,703                       19.8%

20th Middlesex                                     16,236                     87.5%                     2,312                       12.5%

22nd Middlesex                                    14,110                     89.2%                     1,708                       10.8%

23rd Middlesex                                     16,668                     84.8%                     2,994                       15.2%

31st Middlesex                                     14,222                     87.0%                     2,122                       13.0%

32nd Middlesex                                    14,469                     82.6%                     3,044                       17.4%

5th Norfolk                                            13,999                     88.1%                     1,895                       11.9%

12th Norfolk                                          13,752                     88.3%                     1,818                       11.7%

14th Norfolk                                          15,524                     81.7%                     3,466                       18.3%

2nd Suffolk  (12/19 Precincts)              2,610                     88.1%                        352                       11.9%    

3rd Suffolk  (0/12 Precincts)                        0                                                            0

19th Suffolk                                             8,424                     86.9%                     1,270                       13.1%

6th Worcester                                       12,601                     80.1%                     3,121                       19.9%

11th Worcester                                     14,603                     87.6%                     2,064                       12.4%

12th Worcester                                     15,774                     86.2%                     2,518                       13.8%

17th Worcester  (4/12 Precincts)         3,879                     87.3%                       565                        12.7%

 

STATE TOTALS                   506,727           84.5%             93,242


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