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||Issues $60 million in bonds to stimulate economic growth and job creation|
|IndISS||Question 1A||Education||Increases state spending on education K-12 from 50% to 55% and expand property taxes|
|Question 1B||Education||Increases state spending on education K-12 from 50% to 55% over the next 5 years and expands taxes|
|Question 1C||Education||Rejects both Questions 1A and 1B|
|IndISS||Question 2||Gambling||Allows slot machines at horse racing tracks|
|IndISS||Question 3||Gambling||Allows the Passamaquoddy Tribe and the Penobscot Nation to conduct gaming and wagering at a single site|
|BI||Question 4||Water||Issues $6.95 million in bonds to clean up water pollution and to work on other water related projects|
|BI||Question 5||Education||Issues $19 million in bonds to improve educational facilities and the state library|
|BI||Question 6||Transportation||Issues $63.45 million in bonds for multiple transportation improvement projects and expansion of the 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 |