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Few Details On Boston 2024 Plans For Olympic Referendum

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Organizers of Boston's Olympic bid have promised a statewide vote on whether to host the 2024 Summer Games. But unanswered questions remain about the referendum process even as Boston 2024 prepares to roll out a new master plan it hopes will begin to address the public's concerns.

What may sound simple - an up or down vote on the Olympics - may well be more complex: For example, how will the referendum be worded? And will the results be legally binding?

Another wrinkle is a separate ballot initiative launched by a former third-party candidate for governor that could result in two different questions on the November 2016 state ballot.

Boston was selected in January by the United States Olympic Committee as the U.S. bid city for the games. But support has sagged in public opinion polls.

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