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BOSTON — Plans to expand retail beer and wine sales and define ride-hailing drivers as independent contractors are among a narrowing roster of proposed referendums inching toward next year’s ballot.

HAVERHILL — A group of civil rights lawyers in Boston says the city isn’t moving fast enough or doing enough to change its decades-old at-large electoral system, demanding more district representation and less at-large representation than proposed.

HAVERHILL — Voters approved two non-binding ballot questions asking if they would like the city to change its form of representation from the current at-large city council and school committee to a combination of at-large and district representation.

BOSTON — Republicans want to update the state’s voter laws to require photo IDs, arguing that it will protect the integrity of elections, but critics say the effort isn’t necessary.

BOSTON — Cities and towns will be allowed to offer early and mail voting for elections through the end of the year under a measure signed by G…