Maine 2003 ballot measures
- Four of the measures were legislatively-referred bond questions.
- Three of the measures were indirect initiated state statutes, one of which had a competing measure.
- Six of the measures were approved and one was defeated.
The first indirect initiated state statute could have appeared approved if either Question 1A or 1B received the most votes. It only would have been deemed defeated if Question 1C had received the most. Because Question 1A did not receive more than half of the votes, it was automatically referred to be voted upon, again, as a carryover initiative in 2004, where it was approved and enacted.
On the ballot
|BI||Question 1||Development||$60 million in bonds for economic growth|
|IndISS||Question 1A||Education||Increase spending on K-12 schools to 55%/expand taxes|
|Question 1B||Education||Increase spending on K-12 schools to 55% over 5 years/expand taxes|
|Question 1C||Education||Reject both Questions 1A and 1B|
|IndISS||Question 2||Gambling||Allow slot machines at horse racing tracks|
|IndISS||Question 3||Gambling||Gambling site for the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes|
|BI||Question 4||Water||$6.95 million in bonds for water-related projects|
|BI||Question 5||Education||$19 million in bonds for educational facilities and the state library|
|BI||Question 6||Transportation||$63.45 million in bonds for expansion of air-medical response system|
- Maine Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election, Tuesday, June 10, 2003 from Maine Secretary of State
- Referendum Election Tabulations, June 10, 2003 from Maine Secretary of State
- Maine Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election, Tuesday, November 4, 2003 from Maine Secretary of State
- Referendum Election Tabulations, November 4, 2003 from Maine Secretary of State
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 |