1959 ballot measures

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1960
1958

Four statewide ballot questions were on the 1959 ballot in two states, two each in Ohio and Oklahoma.

Florida

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November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Redistricting Increases size of Legislature to 44 Senators and 103 Representatives Defeatedd

Kentucky

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November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Veteran Sales Tax Referendum Veterans Establishes a sales tax to provide a veterans’ bonus ApprovedaOverturnedot
LRCA Sheriff Succession Referendum Law Enforcement Allows sheriffs to succeed themselves Defeatedd

Maine

See also: Maine 1959 ballot measures

September 9
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum Question No. 1 Transportation Issues $3.9 million in bonds to construct bridge across the Passagassawaukeag River Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 2 Transportation Issues $13 million in bonds for the construction of state highways Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 3 Housing Issues up to $10 million in bonds for the construction of housing at the University of Maine Approveda
BI Referendum Question No. 4 Transportation Issues up to $3.95 million in bonds for capital improvements Approveda

Ohio

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November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Utilities Removes some limitations on sale of water and sewage services by municipalities outside their corporate limits Approveda
LRCA Issue 2 Judiciary Permits the Ohio State Legislature to add judges to the Ohio Court of Appeals when needed Approveda

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1959 ballot measures

April 7
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA State Question 386 Alcohol Repeals state prohibition and creates the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Approveda
LRCA State Question 387 Alcohol Allows counties to hold elections concerning the manufacture, sale and distribution of alcohol Defeatedd