Maine 2009 ballot measures

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Seven statewide ballot measures were on the November 3, 2009 ballot in Maine. Maine is one of a handful of states that conducts elections on citizen-initiated measures in odd-numbered years.

On the ballot

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question 1 Marriage & Family Repeals an act allowing same-sex marriages Approveda
IndISS Question 2 Taxes Reduces excise taxes on vehicles that meet certain energy efficiency requirements Defeatedd
IndISS Question 3 Education Repeals the law mandating school district restructuring Defeatedd
IndISS Question 4 Taxes Limits increases in government spending to inflation and population increases Defeatedd
IndISS Question 5 Marijuana Creates nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries and identification cards Approveda
BI Question 6 Bonds Issues $71.25 million in bonds for transportation programs and improvements Approveda
LRCA Question 7 Direct Democracy Increases the amount of time for municipalities to certify initiative petition signatures Defeatedd

Not on the ballot

Type Title Subject Description
IndISS Groundwater Extraction Environment Create new state board for regulation and monitoring of groundwater supply
IndISS Affordable Health Insurance Healthcare Expand health insurance options
IndISS Campaign Promises Judiciary Elected officials can be removed from office for breaking campaign promises
IndISS Jessica's Law Judiciary Mandatory minimum sentences for those who commit sexual crimes against children

See also


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