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BOSTON — The state's Republican Party chairman is accusing Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey of delaying action on a proposal to repeal the law authorizing state drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants.

BOSTON — Plans to expand retail beer and wine sales and define ride-hailing drivers as independent contractors are among a narrowing roster of proposed referendums inching toward next year’s ballot.

A summary of Ballot Question 2 on the Nov. 3 Massachusetts election ballot known as a "Ranked Choice Voting" law is displayed in a handbook provided to voters by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Voters sent the question down to defeat in the Nov. 3 election.  (Bill Sikes/AP file photo)

Sam Doran/SHNS/Secretary of State William Galvin estimates more than 3.6 million votes will cast in the Nov. 3 election, upwards of 300,000 votes more than were cast in the 2016 presidential election.

One of the most contentious presidential elections of recent history takes place Tuesday in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most observers agree Election Night 2020 results may not be clear Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

MIKE SPRINGER/Staff file photo/Patti Amaral, who spearheaded a $270,000 drive to renovate Mattos Field, named for a Gloucester soldier killed in World War I, is suing the city of Gloucester over actions related to the field's transfer to School Committee control for use as the site of a new …

A Gloucester advocate for open space says she is counting down the days until she takes legal action against the city to save a field she loves. 

BOSTON — Besides picking a president, a U.S. senator and deciding a host of other congressional and state legislative races, voters on Nov. 3 will consider ballot questions to settle a multi-million dollar dispute between car makers and independent repair shops and that could change how elec…

MELISSA JOY TEXEIRA PRINCE/Courtesy photo/A banner calling for voters' support of Question 3 for a new school was vandalized overnight. The banner was posted off Grant Circle.

BOSTON — A vehicle data access question on the November ballot could promote competition in the car repair industry but is "not likely to produce large, near-term benefits for mechanics," according to a new analysis from a Tufts University think tank.

SHNS file photo/Local election clerks say they are prepared for an onslaught of mailed ballots for the Nov. 3 election. Many are enlisting armies of behind-the-scenes volunteers to help process them.

Courtesy photo/An artist's rendering shows what the southeast elevation of the new combined East Gloucester and Veterans Memorial elementary schools would look like.

BOSTON — A proposal to scrap the state's winner-take-all elections in favor of ranked choice voting is being largely funded by wealthy, out-of-state donors, according to a review of campaign finance data.

BEVERLY — Massachusetts voters Tuesday chose to preserve the state law protecting transgender people from discrimination in public places. 

As a nurse in the telemetry unit at Beverly Hospital, Karla Robles is responsible for the care of six patients. She prides herself on being able to watch over all of them, but said that sometimes it's too much.

In addition to the state election this Tuesday, Manchester and Essex voters will decide whether or not to approve a Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusion to pay for the new Memorial Elementary School project.

Manchester and Essex voters will be asked to approve Proposition 2 1/2 debt exclusions to fund the building of a new elementary school, pictured, in Manchester for the Manchester Essex Regional School District.

CNHI file photo/Essex voters will consider banning any establishments selling marijuana from the town in Tuesday's election.

BOSTON — Opponents and supporters of a proposal to set nurse staffing levels at the state’s hospitals have spent tens of millions of dollars on prime-time TV ads, glossy mailers and other campaign materials, making it one of the most expensive ballot questions in recent years.

JAIME CAMPOS/Staff photoSalem State University senior Anita Machiavello describes her experiences traveling abroad, when she had to use restrooms with no problems despite them not having gender designations, during the panel.

JAIME CAMPOS/Staff photoKimberly Barboza, middle, a senior at Salem State University and the president of the university's Florence Luscomb Women's Center, and Gender and Sexuality Alliance President Caitlyn Conner, right, chat with Rainbow Times Editor-In-Chief Nicole Lashomb and Yes on 3 s…

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