Maine State Highways Bond Issue, Referendum Question No. 1 (1957)

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The Maine State Highways Bond Issue, also known as Referendum Question No. 1, was on the September 9, 1957 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved. The measure issued $24 million in bonds for the construction of state highways.[1][2]

Election results

Maine Referendum Question No. 1 (1957)
Approveda Yes 74,285 75.02%

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]


"Shall a bond issue be ratified for the purposes set forth in 'An Act to Authorize the Issuance of Bonds in the Amount of Twenty-four Million Dollars on Behalf of the State of Maine for the Purpose of Building State Highways,' passed by the 98th Legislature?" [3]

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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  1. [Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-," accessed April 8, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Evening Journal, "Specimen Ballot," September 6, 1957
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.