UMass Boston News

Election Ballot Debate: Question 1

Massachusetts State House
Event Start Date: September 27, 2016 - 3 p.m.
Event End Date: September 27, 2016 - 4 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: McCormack Hall, 2nd Floor, McCormack Theatre
Event Cost: Free, but registration is required

UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, WBUR radio, and The Boston Globe are hosting a series of live weekly debates exploring in depth the four statewide ballot questions to be decided by Massachusetts voters in the November 8 election. This series of debates is intended to raise the profile and further the discussion of the important ballot questions facing Massachusetts voters, as often ballot questions get little public notice.

Because the debate is taking place as part of WBUR’s “Radio Boston” program, from 3 to 4 p.m., the live audience must be in their seats in the McCormack Theatre by 2:45 p.m. The doors open at 2:30 and close at 2:45. This and the other debates will be broadcast live on WBUR radio and live-streamed by the sponsors at bostonglobe.com, wbur.org, and umb.edu.

The show’s host, Meghna Chakrabarti, is joined this and every week by a co-moderator from The Boston Globe. Each debate will feature representatives on both sides of a ballot question, as designated by the groups formally proposing or opposing each question.

This debate is on Question 1, which would allow for an additional slots gambling parlor.

The last debate is:

  • Tuesday, October 4 – Question 4: would legalize the recreational use of marijuana

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.