Maine Sunday Liquor Sales, Referendum Question (1966)

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The Maine Sunday Liquor Sales People's Veto, also known as Referendum Question, was on the February 21, 1966 ballot in Maine as a veto referendum, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have allowed certain liquor sales on Sundays. The measure would have prohibited liquor sales from 11:45 p.m. on Saturdays to 6 a.m. on Sundays, except for midnight to 2 a.m. if the Sunday is January 1st. It also would have banned the sale of liquor on elections days until after the closing of polls in a municipality. It would not have allowed for alcohol to be sold for consumption on premise.[2]

Election results

Maine Referendum Question (1966)
Defeatedd No102,39250.32%
Yes 101,086 49.68%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, People's Vetoes 1909-

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]


Shall "An Act Relating to Sunday Sale of Liquor" (allowing certain sales of liquor on Sunday), enacted by the 102nd Legislature as Chapter 302 of the Public Laws of 1965, signed by the Governor and suspended by referendum petition, become law? [3]

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  1. "Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "People's Vetoes 1909-," accessed April 11, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," February 14, 1966
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.