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1959 ballot measures

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1960
1958

Four statewide ballot questions were on the 1959 ballot in two states, two each in Ohio and Oklahoma.

Florida

See also: Florida 1959 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Redistricting Increases size of Legislature to 44 Senators and 103 Representatives Defeatedd


Kentucky

See also: Kentucky 1959 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Veteran Sales Tax Referendum Veterans Establishes a sales tax to provide a veterans’ bonus Approveda

Overturnedot


LRCA Sheriff Succession Referendum Law Enforcement Allows sheriffs to succeed themselves Defeatedd


Maine

See also: Maine 1959 ballot measures

September 9
Type Title Subject Description Result
BI Referendum Question No. 1 Transportation Issues $3.9 million in bonds to construct bridge across the Passagassawaukeag River Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 2 Transportation Issues $13 million in bonds for the construction of state highways Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 3 Housing Issues up to $10 million in bonds for the construction of housing at the University of Maine Approveda


BI Referendum Question No. 4 Transportation Issues up to $3.95 million in bonds for capital improvements Approveda


Ohio

See also: Ohio 1959 ballot measures

November 3
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Issue 1 Utilities Removes some limitations on sale of water and sewage services by municipalities outside their corporate limits Approveda


LRCA Issue 2 Judiciary Permits the Ohio State Legislature to add judges to the Ohio Court of Appeals when needed Approveda


Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma 1959 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 386 Alcohol Approveda


LRCA Question 387 Alcohol Defeatedd