Maine 1978 ballot measures
November 7, 1978 ballot in Maine.Seven statewide ballot measures were on the
- One of the measures was a legislatively-referred bond question.
- Six of the measures were legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- All of the measures were approved.
On the ballot
|BI||Referendum Question||Housing||Issues $2.1 million in bonds for construction of a dormitory at Northern Maine Vocational-Technical Institute|
|Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1||Judiciary||Eliminates justice of the peace as a constitutional office|
|Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 2||Constitutions||Repeals obsolete language requiring the payment of poll tax and for exemption from military service|
|Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 3||Bonds||Reduces and combines two separate insurance limits under which the Maine Guarantee Authority operates|
|Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 4||Legislatures||Moves convening of the legislature from January to December following a general election|
|Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 5||Taxes||Requires state to reimburse municipalities for losses caused by property tax exemptions|
|Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 6||Taxes||Allows for taxes levied by school administrative districts to be assessed according to cost-sharing formulas|
- Bangor Daily News, "State of Maine General Election November 7, 1978: Important Notice to All Voters of the State of Maine," October 31, 1978
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
- Laws of the State of Maine as Passed by the One Hundred and Eighth Legislature Directory
- National Conference of State Legislatures, State Ballot Measures Database