Maine State Government Administration, Referendum Question (1931)

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The Maine State Government Administration People's Veto, also known as Referendum Question, was on the November 9, 1931 ballot in Maine as a veto referendum, where it was approved. The measure changed the structure and name of the Sea and Shore Fisheries Commission to the new Department of Sea and Shore Fisheries. The three member commission and the office of director were abolished and replaced with a single commissioner appointed by the Governor effective July 1, 1932.[1][2][3]

Election results

Maine Referendum Question (1931)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 41,077 57.49%
No30,36842.51%

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

Text of measure

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

Supporters

  • William Tudor Gardiner
  • State Administrative Code Committee
  • Blaine S. Viles, Treasurer of State Administrative Code Committee

Campaign contributions

A statement of expenditures by the supporting groups can be read here.

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