Ranked-choice voting, gun safe questions cleared for ballot

By CHRISTIAN M. WADE  |  September 4, 2019

BOSTON — Plans to implement ranked-choice voting, prevent Massachusetts from declaring itself a “sanctuary state” and require gun owners to store their weapons in safes are among a dozen proposed referendums inching toward the 2020 ballot.

On Wednesday, Attorney General Maura Healey certified a dozen proposed initiatives filed by individuals and groups seeking voter approval for changes in state law.

Ranked choice voting

Among them is a proposal to switch from the state’s current, winner-take-all election system to a ranked-choice method in which voters may list candidates by order of preference.

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