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3 Ballot Questions Face Signature Deadline

Supporters of three different ballot questions face an important deadline this week, as they push to get their issues before voters this November.

As WBUR's Sharon Brody reports for our Newscast unit:

The three questions cover a range of topics. One, the Right to Repair initiative, deals with access to information for automobile repairs and would represent the first law of its kind in the country.

Another proposal would legalize marijuana for medical purposes.

The third, the Death with Dignity campaign, would authorize life-ending medications.

Ballot campaigns must turn in at least 11,485 signatures by Tuesday to lock in their proposals for binding votes in November.

Supporters of all three of these questions say they plan to submit more than the number of signatures required.

"We're confident we're going to get on the ballot," Jennifer Manley, spokeswoman for the medical marijuana campaign, told State House News Service.

A spokesman for the Right to Repair Coalition told State House News that he is disappointed that the Legislature has not passed an alternative proposal, so his group is moving ahead with the ballot initiative.

This program aired on July 2, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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