Maine 1980 ballot measures
- Three of the measures were legislatively-referred bond questions.
- One of the measures was a veto referendum.
- One of the measures was an indirect initiated state statute.
- Three of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- Five of the measures were approved and three were defeated.
On the ballot
|VR||Referendum Question||Gambling||Prohibits games of chance played on machines|
|BI||Referendum Question||Education||Issues $8 million in bonds for improvements to vocational-technical institutes and the Maine Maritime Academy|
|IndISS||Referendum Question||Nuclear||Prohibits the generation of nuclear power in the state through nuclear fission|
|BI||Referendum Question No. 1||Judiciary||Issues $4 million in bonds for court facilities improvements|
|BI||Referendum Question No. 2||Energy||Issues $7 million in bonds for energy conservation improvements for public school buildings and the University of Maine|
|Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1||Legislatures||Brings into conformance the year in which the House and Senate are apportioned|
|Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2||Direct Democracy||Changes schedule for voting dates on referendum and initiatives|
|Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3||Judiciary||Creates constitutional and statutory methods for selection of judges of probate and justices of the peace|
- Bangor Daily News, "State of Maine Special Election March 11, 1980: Important Notice to All Voters of the State of Maine," March 4, 1980
- Bangor Daily News, "State of Maine Special Election June 10,1980: Important Notice to All Voters of the State of Maine," June 3, 1980
- Bangor Daily News, "State of Maine Special Election September 23, 1980: Important Notice to All Voters of the State of Maine," September 16, 1980
- The Lewiston Journal, "State of Maine General Election November 4, 1980: Important Notice to All Voters of the State of Maine," October 28, 1980
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, People's Vetoes 1909-
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Initiated Bills 1980-
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
State of Maine
|State executive officers||
Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Commissioner of Education | Superintendent of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Commissioner of Conservation | Commissioner of Labor | Chairman of Public Utilities |