On Tuesday, eager voters at Boston City Hall stood in line for over two hours to cast their votes.
Many voters said they were content with the long wait, because this election is important to them—even showing a great deal of enthusiasm for the four ballot questions.
Question 1, Right to Repair, wasn’t met with much opposition.
The Right to Repair law is supported by residents who feel that automakers have the obligation to supply independent repair shops with all relevant repair information.
Deborah Byrnes said that she voted yes on the Right to Repair ballot question.
“Knowledge is power, that’s all. You have the right to know,” she said.
Annlinnea Terranova said that she wasn’t familiar with the Right to Repair prior to Election Day, but voting yes on the question just seemed like common sense.
“I just felt like I didn’t even know that there was a rule that said you couldn’t go to get your car repaired somewhere, which I thought was pretty stupid, so I said yeah,” she said.
Terranova said that even though she doesn’t own a vehicle, she understands why most Massachusetts residents would support a Right to Repair law.
“It just seems wrong that if you have a car, you have to just go to one place, when, maybe, you could get it done cheaper,” she said.
Mohan Saini said that he voted yes to the Right to Repair question because motorists should have every right to decide where to service their vehicles.
Saini said he supports the Right to Repair law because he’s had to spend more money to get his vehicle serviced before.
“Everybody would support that if you were in my shoes, they would support that too. It’s the right thing,” he said.