Maine Municipal Indebtedness, Question No. 3 (1911)

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The Maine Municipal Indebtedness Referendum, also known as Question No. 3, was on the September 11, 1911 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.[1] The measure permitted municipalities of 40,000 inhabitants or more to increase their indebtedness to 7.5 percent.[2] This amended Article XXII of the Maine Constitution.[3]

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In 1951, a ballot measure attempted to raise the municipal debt limit to seven and a half percent statewide, but it was defeated. However, the measure was later passed in 1954.

Election results

Maine Question No. 3 (1911)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 39,240 50.34%
No38,71249.66%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, People's Vetoes 1909-

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

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