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Maine People's Veto Election Timing, Question 8 (1999)
The Maine People's Veto Election Timing Referendum, also known as Question 8, was on the November 2, 1999 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure required that petitions for people's vetoes be voted upon at the next statewide or general election. Prior to this, they were allowed to be held at special elections. This amended Section 17 of Article IV, Part Third of the Maine Constitution.
|Maine Question 8 (1999)|
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to require that a petition for a people's veto be voted on at the next statewide or general election, rather than at a special election? 
The following description of the intent and content of this measure was given in the Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election:
This Resolution would authorize an amendment to the Constitution of Maine to allow a petition for a people's veto to be voted on at the next statewide or general election rather than at a special election. The Amendment deletes current language, which allows a petition for the people's veto to be voted on at a special election. 
—Maine Secretary of State, 
The full text of the constitutional changes made by this measure can be read here.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Amending the Maine state constitution
- Maine 1999 ballot measures
- 1999 ballot measures
- List of Maine ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Maine
- Maine Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election, Tuesday, November 2, 1999 from Maine Secretary of State
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-," accessed May 5, 2014
- Maine Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Maine Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election, Tuesday, November 2, 1999," accessed May 5, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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