Maine Corporate and Individual Income Tax Repeal, Referendum Question (1971)

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The Maine Corporate and Individual Income Tax Repeal Initiative, also known as Referendum Question, was on the November 2, 1971 ballot in Maine as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have repealed the state income tax law for individuals and corporations.[2]


See also: History of Initiative & Referendum in Maine

This measure was the ninth initiative to appear on the Maine ballot subsequent to the time that initiative and referendum was approved as a process in Maine in 1908. It was the first initiative on the Maine ballot since 1947, thus breaking a 24-year-gap in initiatives.

Election results

Maine Referendum Question (1971)
Defeatedd No190,26175.01%
Yes 63,393 24.99%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Initiated Bills

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]


"Shall the corporate and individual Maine Income Tax Law be Repealed?" [3]

See also

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External links


  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Initiated Bills," accessed April 15, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," October 26, 1971
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.