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{{pt1}}[[Maine 2013 ballot measures|2013]]{{pt2}}[[Maine 2011 ballot measures|2011]]{{pt3}}'''At least two statewide ballot questions''' have been proposed for the [[2012 ballot measures|2012 ballot]] in the state of [[Maine]].
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{{Meelecbanner12}}{{tnr}}{{pt1}}[[Maine 2013 ballot measures|2013]]{{pt2}}[[Maine 2011 ballot measures|2011]]{{pt3}}'''Five statewide ballot questions''' were certified for the [[2012 ballot measures|2012 ballot]] in the state of [[Maine]].
* The statewide [[Petition drive deadlines, 2012|petition drive deadline]] for [[ballot initiative]]s seeking ballot access in 2012 is [[BC2012#January|January 30, 2012.]]  
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* The statewide [[Petition drive deadlines, 2012|petition drive deadline]] for [[ballot initiative]]s seeking ballot access in 2012 was [[BC2012#January|January 30, 2012.]]  
* The state signature requirement for {{iissfull}}s is 57,277.
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* The state signature requirement for {{iissfull}}s was 57,277.
==Potential measures==
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* Only one ballot initiative submitted signatures for ballot consideration by the deadline.
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* The [[Maine Legislature]] convened the [[Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions|2012 state legislative session]] starting [[BC2012#January|January 4, 2012]], and adjourned on [[BC2012#April|April 18, 2012]].
: ''See also: [[Potential 2012 ballot measures]]''
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The following measures have been proposed for the [[Maine 2012 ballot measures|2012 ballot]]:
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==On the ballot==
| {{lrca}} || [[Maine Legislature Decrease Amendment (2012)|Legislature Decrease Amendment]] || [[:Category:State legislatures, Maine|State legislatures]] || Would reduce the number of legislators in both chambers of the Maine Legislature.
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| {{iiss}} || [[Maine Renewable Energy Resources Initiative (2012)|Renewable Energy Resources Initiative]] || [[:Category:Energy, Maine|Energy]] || State utilities to get 20% of power from renewable energy sources by 2020. || align="center" | {{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Maine Campaign Promises Question (2012)|Campaign Promises Question]] || [[:Category:Elections and campaigns, Maine|Campaigns]] || Deals with public office campaigns and campaign promises. || align="center" | {{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Maine Forest Industry Employment Question (2012)|Forest Industry Employment Question]] || [[:Category:Labor and unions, Maine|Labor]] || Deals with employment opportunities for state workers in the forest industry. || align="center" | {{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Maine Minimum Sentence for Sex Offenders Question (2012)|Minimum Sentence for Sex Offenders Question]] || [[:Category:Law enforcement, Maine|Law enforcement]] || Minimum sentence for offenders who commit crime against victim 12 or under || align="center" | {{nob}}
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| {{iiss}} || [[Maine Electronic Beano Question (2012)|Electronic Beano Question]] || [[:Category:Gambling, Maine|Gambling]] || Would authorize two Indian tribes to conduct electronic Beano. || align="center" | {{nob}}
 
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| {{iiss}} || [[Maine Same-Sex Marriage Question (2012)|Same-Sex Marriage Question]] || [[:Category:Marriage and family, Maine|Marriage]] || Would overturn a ban on gay marriage in the state.  
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| {{lrca}} || [[Maine Legislature Decrease Amendment (2012)|Legislature Decrease Amendment]] || [[:Category:State legislatures, Maine|State legislatures]] || Would reduce the number of legislators in both chambers of the Maine Legislature. || align="center" | {{nob}}
 
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| {{iiss}} || [[Maine Renewable Energy Resources Initiative (2011)|Renewable Energy Resources Initiative]] || [[:Category:Energy, Maine|Energy]] || State utilities to get 20% of power from renewable energy sources by 2020.
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| {{lrss}} || [[Maine Voter Identification Question (2012)|Voter Identification Question]] || [[:Category:Elections and campaigns, Maine|Elections]] || Would mandate that identification be shown before residents vote in an election. || align="center" | {{nob}}
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| {{lrss}} || [[Maine Research and Development Question (2012)|Research and Development Question]] || [[Bond issues on the ballot|Bond issues]] || Would mandate that identification be shown before residents vote in an election. || align="center" | {{nob}}
 
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* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Maine]]
 
* [[Laws governing the initiative process in Maine]]
 
* [[Maine Legislature]]
 
* [[Maine Legislature]]
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Latest revision as of 13:14, 20 November 2012


2013
2011
Five statewide ballot questions were certified for the 2012 ballot in the state of Maine.

On the ballot

The following measures made it onto the 2012 statewide ballot:

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Marriage Would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. Approveda


LRSS Question 2 Bond issues $11 million bond for higher education in order to expand the state's community college system. Defeatedd


LRSS Question 3 Bond issues One of two measures that would allow for a bond for water and sewer projects in the state. Approveda


LRSS Question 4 Bond issues Allow for a $51 million transportation bond, most of it to pay for road and bridge repairs in the state. Approveda


LRSS Question 5 Bond issues One of two measures that would allow for a bond for water and sewer projects in the state. Approveda


Not on ballot

The following measures did not make the ballot in 2012:

Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Renewable Energy Resources Initiative Energy State utilities to get 20% of power from renewable energy sources by 2020. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Campaign Promises Question Campaigns Deals with public office campaigns and campaign promises. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Forest Industry Employment Question Labor Deals with employment opportunities for state workers in the forest industry. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Minimum Sentence for Sex Offenders Question Law enforcement Minimum sentence for offenders who commit crime against victim 12 or under Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
IndISS Electronic Beano Question Gambling Would authorize two Indian tribes to conduct electronic Beano. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRCA Legislature Decrease Amendment State legislatures Would reduce the number of legislators in both chambers of the Maine Legislature. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRSS Voter Identification Question Elections Would mandate that identification be shown before residents vote in an election. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot
LRSS Research and Development Question Bond issues Would mandate that identification be shown before residents vote in an election. Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot

Local ballot measures

See also: Local ballot measure elections in 2012

No local measures have been identified for 2012. Read about local happenings here.

See also

References