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Ballot questions intended to send leaders a message

Questions on austerity, political ads nonbinding

After months of campaign ads, debates, and political back-and-forth, voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide whom to send to Washington. But in a pair of little-noticed, nonbinding ballot questions, some Massachusetts voters have the opportunity to tell the newly elected officials what they would like them to do when they get to Capitol Hill.

In much of Greater Boston, voters will consider an antiausterity measure that would call on elected officials to prevent cuts to social insurance programs by instead reducing military spending and raising taxes on the wealthy.

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