Maine 1961 ballot measures
October 10, 1961 ballot in Maine.Four statewide ballot measures were on the
- Two of the measures were legislatively-referred bond questions.
- Two of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- All of the measures were approved.
- The legislatively-referred constitutional amendments were later overturned by the Maine Supreme Court.
On the ballot
|BI||Referendum Question No. 1||Transportation||Issues $6 million in bonds for the construction of state highways|
|BI||Referendum Question No. 2||Housing||Issues $2.6 million bonds for construction of self-liquidating student housing at teachers colleges|
|Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1||Pension||Limits uses of funds in State Retirement System to retirement purposes|
|Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2||Bonds||Allows voters to issue municipal bonds for construction and industrial purposes|
- Lewiston Evening Journal, "Specimen Ballot," October 3, 1961
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-
- Kennebec Journal, "On Two Constitutional Amendments Vote Ruled Illegal," November 10, 1961
- Opinion of the State Supreme Court of Maine, 157 Me. 525