Maine Slot Machine People's Veto Vote (1980)
A Maine Slot Machine People's Veto Vote, appearing on the ballot as Measure 1, was on the March 11, 1980 ballot in Maine as a veto referendum. Voters were asked if they wanted to ratify a recent act of the Maine State Legislature that banned slot machines in the state.
Voters rejected the ban:
- In favor: 14,520.
- Opposed: 32,131.
The language on the ballot said:
- Shall "An Act to Amend the Laws Relating to Games of Chance," which Prohibits the Licensing the Games of Chance Conducted with Gambling Machines, Become Law?
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People's Veto ballot measures in Maine
Weight of Commercial Vehicles ('74) • Slot Machine Ban ('80)
Alcohol Percentage ('10) • Town of Gorges ('10) • Portland Bridge ('10) • Uniform Ballot Boxes ('12) • Public Utilities Commission ('14) • Hours for Working Women ('16) • Women's Suffrage • Highway Commission ('22) • Standard Time ('25) • Grades of Milk ('25) • Railroad Excise Tax ('28) • Gas Tax Increase ('29)