Maine 1996 ballot measures
- Five of the measures were legislatively-referred bond questions.
- Three of the measures were indirect initiated state statutes.
- One of the measures was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendments.
- All of the measures were approved, with one measure being a choice between three options.
One of the indirect initiated state statutes on the November 5 ballot was a choice between the initiated measure, a competing measure from the legislature and no to both of those options. The competing measure was chosen by the voters, but because it received less than half of the total votes on the matter, it was referred as a single measure on the November 4, 1997 ballot, where it was defeated.
On the ballot
|BI||Question 1||Bonds||Issues $4,905,316 in bonds to create a statewide library information system|
|IndISS||Question 1||Term Limits||Seeks to impose term limits on the U.S. Congress through five provisions|
|IndISS||Question 2: Option 2A||Forests & Parks||Bans clearcutting and other new logging standards (initiated measure)|
|Question 2: Option 2B||Forests & Parks||Promotes sustainable forest management by making Compact for Maine's Forests law (competing measure)|
|Question 2: Option 2C||Forests & Parks||Rejects both options 2A and 2B|
|IndISS||Question 3||Elections||Enacts system for public financing of gubernatorial and state legislative campaigns|
|BI||Question 4||Forests & Parks||Issues $3 million in bonds for improvements to the state park and historic site facilities|
|BI||Question 5||Environment||Issues $16.5 million to clean up hazardous substance discharges, tire stockpiles and solid waste landfills|
|BI||Question 6||Development||Issues $11 million in bonds for the Small Enterprise Growth Fund and the Agricultural Marketing Load Fund|
|BI||Question 7||Water||Issues $10 million for water pollution management facilities and protection of drinking water resources|
|Question 8||Direct Democracy||Increases from two to five the number of working days that local officials have to certify signatures on initiatives|
- Citizen's guide to the November 5, 1996 Maine ballot questions
- June 11 election vote totals
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Initiated Bills 1980-
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Proposed Constitutional Amendments 1820-
State of Maine
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Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | State Auditor | Commissioner of Education | Superintendent of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Commissioner of Conservation | Commissioner of Labor | Chairman of Public Utilities |