Maine 2009 ballot measures
- Three measures passed, while four measures were defeated.
- Four proposed measures did not make the November 2009 ballot.
On the ballot
- See also: 2009 ballot measures
|VR||Question 1||Marriage & Family||Repeals an act allowing same-sex marriages|
|IndISS||Question 2||Taxes||Reduces excise taxes on vehicles that meet certain energy efficiency requirements|
|IndISS||Question 3||Education||Repeals the law mandating school district restructuring|
|IndISS||Question 4||Taxes||Limits increases in government spending to inflation and population increases|
|IndISS||Question 5||Marijuana||Creates nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries and identification cards|
|BI||Question 6||Bonds||Issues $71.25 million in bonds for transportation programs and improvements|
|Question 7||Direct Democracy||Increases the amount of time for municipalities to certify initiative petition signatures|
Didn't make Nov. ballot
|CISS||Groundwater Extraction||Environment||Create new state board for regulation and monitoring of groundwater supply|
|CISS||Affordable Health Insurance||Health care||Expand health insurance options|
|CISS||Campaign Promises||Judiciary||Elected officials can be removed from office for breaking campaign promises|
|CISS||Jessica's Law||Judiciary||Mandatory minimum sentences for those who commit sexual crimes against children|
Ballot measure requirements
The filing deadline for the November ballot was January 22, 2009. The number of valid signatures required to place a measure on the November 3 ballot was 55,087, or 10% of the total votes cast for Governor at the November 7, 2006 election.
- 2009 ballot measures
- List of Maine ballot measures
- Laws governing the initiative process in Maine
- Maine Legislature