The decision of Everett, Mass., officials to hold a casino referendum on June 22 has left people wondering why the vote was not scheduled on the same day of the Senate election on June 25. Dave Rodriguez, assistant city solicitor for the city, said that officials approved Wynn Resorts' requested June 22 date because it would not complicate the voting process and would not require legislation to merge the votes into one ballot, which could also lead to confusion. "We want to maximize turnout as much as we can (but also) minimize confusion when it comes to this," Rodriguez said.

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