Maine State Highways Construction, Referendum Question No. 1 (1961)

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The Maine State Highways Construction Bond Issue, also known as Referendum Question No. 1, was on the October 10, 1961 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved. The measure provided for an issue of $6 million in bonds for the construction of state highways.[1][2]

Election results

Maine Referendum Question No. 1 (1961)
Approveda Yes 29,511 71.86%

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 Six Million Dollars on Behalf of the State of Maine to Build State Highways,' Passed by the 100th Legislature, be accepted?" [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," October 3, 1961
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.