Maine Lewiston-Auburn Bridge, Referendum Question No. 3 (1967)

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The Maine Lewiston-Auburn Bridge Bond Issue, also known as Referendum Question No. 3, was on the September 12, 1967 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have issued $4.5 million in bonds for a bridge across the Androscoggin River between Auburn and Lewiston.[2]

Background

In 1951, a similar measure was also defeated attempting to fund a toll bridge in the same location with $3 million in bonds.

Election results

Maine Referendum Question No. 3 (1967)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No55,43460.34%
Yes 36,444 39.67%

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:[2]

REFERENDUM QUESTION NO. 2

"Shall a bond issue be ratified in an amount not to exceed $4,500,000 as set forth in 'An Act to Authorize the Construction of a Bridge Across the Androscoggin River between the Cities of Auburn and Lewiston,' passed by the 103rd Legislature?" [3]

Similar measures

Other measures that have been used to seek funding for similar bridge projects include the following:

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References

  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-," accessed April 11, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," September 5, 1967
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.