Summary of the Ballot Question for the Special Election This Tuesday, October 18
October 13, 2016
This coming Tuesday, October 18, Revere voters will go to the polls for special election on an initiative petition relative to the possible location of a potential slot parlor facility in the City if a slot parlor license is made available by the state.
This election is a Revere-only vote, and is not to be confused with the statewide ballot question #1 on the ballot November 8, which would allow for the granting of an additional slot parlor license in Massachusetts.
Below is an explanation/summary of the question, and the text as it will appear on the ballot on Tuesday:
Ballot Question TEXT:
The proposed measure as it will appear on the ballot on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 reads as follows:
“No person or entity shall hold a Category 2 gaming license, as such term is defined in M.G.L. ch. 23K, § 2, unless such Category 2 license is issued, following the licensing process outlined in M.G.L. ch. 23K, for a site that is at least four acres in size and includes lands that front both Revere Beach Parkway/Winthrop Parkway and Pratt Court.”
Ballot Question SUMMARY:
A YES VOTE requires that any future slot parlor license awarded in the City of Revere must be located on a site that is at least four acres in size and fronts Revere Beach Parkway/Winthrop Parkway and Pratt Court. No slot parlor license is currently available from the state, but the measure would be possible if there is a change in state law or if a license from an existing operation is returned to the state.
A NO VOTE subjects any possible future location of a slot parlor in Revere to the City’s zoning ordinance, rather than requiring that the location be on a site that fronts Revere Beach Parkway/Winthrop Parkway and Pratt Court.