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Maine 2009 ballot measures

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Seven statewide ballot measures were on the November 3, 2009 ballot in Maine.[1] Maine is one of a handful of states that conducts elections on citizen-initiated measures in odd-numbered years.

  • 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

November 3

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question 1 Marriage & Family Repeals an act allowing same-sex marriages Approveda
IndISS Question 2 Taxes Reduces excise taxes on vehicles that meet certain energy efficiency requirements Defeatedd
IndISS Question 3 Education Repeals the law mandating school district restructuring Defeatedd
IndISS Question 4 Taxes Limits increases in government spending to inflation and population increases Defeatedd
IndISS Question 5 Marijuana Creates nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries and identification cards Approveda
BI Question 6 Bonds Issues $71.25 million in bonds for transportation programs and improvements Approveda
LRCA Question 7 Direct Democracy Increases the amount of time for municipalities to certify initiative petition signatures Defeatedd

Didn't make Nov. ballot

Type Title Subject Description
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.

See also


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