Maine Highway and Bridge Improvement, Referendum Question No. 2 (1981)

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The Maine Highway and Bridge Improvement Bond Issue, also known as Referendum Question No. 2, was on the November 3, 1981 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure issued $12.3 million for bridge and highway improvements.[2]


The measure combined two pieces of legislation from the 110th legislature. The first was "AN ACT to Authorize Bond Issue in the Amount of $12,800,000 for Highway and Bridge Improvements."[3] The second was "AN ACT to Amend a Bond Issue for Highway and Bridge Improvements," which decreased the original bond amount by $500,000 to a total of $12,300,000.[4]

Election results

Maine Referendum Question No. 2 (1981)
Approveda Yes 163,180 69.31%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[5]

"Shall a bond issue be ratified in the amount of $12,300,000 for bridge and highway improvements?" [6]

Similar measures

Funding for state highway construction projects has been a frequent ballot issue in Maine. The following lists those that have been approved and defeated.



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