Maine Oil Pollution Removal, Referendum Question No. 3 (1970)

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The Maine Oil Pollution Removal Bond Issue, also known as Referendum Question No. 3, was on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure allows the issuing of $4 million in bonds for oil pollution clean up efforts when the Governor declares an Oil Pollution Disaster.[2]

Election results

Maine Referendum Question No. 3 (1970)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 172,378 61.95%
No105,88138.05%

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. 3

"Shall a bond issue be ratified for the purposes set forth in 'An Act to Authorize General Fund Bond Issue in the Amount of $4,000,000 for Removal and Abatement of Prohibited Discharges of Oil from Coastal Waters, Land Adjoining the Seacoast of the State or Waters Draining into the Costal Waters of the State in the Event of an Oil Pollution Disaster, declared by the Governor,' passed by the First Special Session of the 104th Legislature?" [3]

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  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-," accessed April 14, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," October 27, 1970
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.