Maine Vocational-Technical Institutes and Maritime Academy Improvements, Referendum Question (1980)

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The Maine Vocational-Technical Institutes and Maritime Academy Improvements Bond Issue, also known as Referendum Question, was on the June 10, 1980 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved.[1] The measure issued $8 million in bonds for improvements to vocational-technical institutes and the Maine Maritime Academy. This included an industrial trade building at Kennebec Valley, mechanics trade building at Northern Maine, machine tool mechanics building at Southern Maine and renovations to roofs at Eastern Maine Vocational-Technical Institute. Additionally, an engineering and small boat maintenance facility was to be built at Maine Maritime Academy.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Referendum Question (1980)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 67,011 60.18%
No44,34539.82%

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:[3]

Shall a bond issue be ratified in the amount of $8,000,000 for improvements to vocational-technical institutes and the Maine Maritime Academy? [4]

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