Maine Highways and Bridges Bond Issue Increase, Amendment No. 5 (1919)

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The Maine Highways and Bridges Bond Issue Increase Referendum, also known as Amendment No. 5, was on the September 8, 1919 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure increased the amount of bonds to be issued for the purpose of building state highways and providing for the building of intrastate, interstate and international bridges.[1][2] This amended Section 14 and Section 17 of Article IX of the Maine Constitution.[3]

Election results

Maine Amendment No. 5 (1919)
Approveda Yes 26,228 83.65%

Election results via: Main State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-

Text of measure

See also: Maine Constitution, Article IX, Section 14 and Section 17

The full text of the ballot language can be read here.

Constitutional changes

The full text of the proposed constitutional changes can be read here.

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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