205 CMR 124.05 - Conduct of the Election

In addition to the provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws applicable to elections in the Commonwealth and 950 CMR: Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth the following shall apply to host community elections:

(1) The polls may be open as early as fifteen minutes before 6 a.m., and shall be open not later than 7:00 A.M., and shall be kept open at least 13 hours. The polls shall not be closed before 8:00 P.M.
(2) The question on the ballot submitted to the voters shall be worded as follows: "Shall the (city/town) of __________permit the operation of a gaming establishment licensed by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to be located at __________ [description of site] _? YES_ NO_''.
(3) In the event that a host community has entered into a host community agreement with more than one applicant, a separate question, as provided in 205 CMR 124.05(2), shall be posed on the ballot relative to each applicant. The questions shall be preceded with an instruction that the questions are not presented in any particular order and that a voter may vote 'yes' on both questions, 'no' on both questions, or 'yes' on one and 'no' on the other. The order that the applicants appear on the ballot shall be determined by the host community by drawing the names of the applicants by lot at a publicly designated time and place.
(4) The ballot question(s) shall be accompanied on the ballot by a fair, concise summary of the host community agreement as determined by the city solicitor or town counsel.


205 CMR 124.05

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