Maine State Route 6 Reconstruction, Referendum Question No. 1 (1970)

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The Maine State Route 6 Reconstruction Bond Issue, also known as Referendum Question No. 1, was on the November 3, 1970 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have issued $30 million in bonds for the reconstruction of State Route 6.[2]

Background

This measure marked the second time that funding for the reconstruction of State Route 6 was sought through legislatively-referred bond question. The first attempt, which would have issued $3 million in bonds for the same purposes, was also defeated.[1]

Election results

Maine Referendum Question No. 1 (1970)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No202,12071.52%
Yes 80,489 28.48%

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. 1

"Shall a bond issue be ratified for the purposes set forth in 'An Act Providing for a Bond Issue in the Amount of Thirty Million Dollars to Reconstruct Route 6,' passed by the 104th Legislature?" [3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 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.