Maine 2003 ballot measures

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Seven statewide ballot measures were on the June 10 and November 2003 ballots in Maine.

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.

See also: Laws governing competing measures in the initiative process in Maine

On the ballot

June 10

Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Question 1 Development $60 million in bonds for economic growth Approveda

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1A Education Increase spending on K-12 schools to 55%/expand taxes Approveda
Question 1B Education Increase spending on K-12 schools to 55% over 5 years/expand taxes Defeatedd
Question 1C Education Reject both Questions 1A and 1B Defeatedd
IndISS Question 2 Gambling Allow slot machines at horse racing tracks Approveda
IndISS Question 3 Gambling Gambling site for the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes Defeatedd
BI Question 4 Water $6.95 million in bonds for water-related projects Approveda
BI Question 5 Education $19 million in bonds for educational facilities and the state library Approveda
BI Question 6 Transportation $63.45 million in bonds for expansion of air-medical response system Approveda

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