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A '''Maine Slot Machine People's Veto Vote''', appearing on the ballot as '''Measure 1''', was on the [[Maine 1980 ballot measures|March 11, 1980 ballot]] in [[Maine]] as a [[veto referendum]].  Voters were asked if they wanted to ratify a recent act of the [[Maine State Legislature]] that banned slot machines in the state. 
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Voters '''rejected''' the ban:
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The '''Maine Gambling Machines Prohibition People's Veto''', also known as '''Referendum Question''', was on the [[1980 ballot measures#Maine|March 11, 1980 ballot]] in [[Maine]] as a {{vrfull}}, where it was '''defeated'''.<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/peoplesveto.htm ''Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library,'' "People's Vetoes 1909-," accessed April 23, 2014]</ref> The measure would have prohibited games of change played on machines.<ref name=Bangor>[http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=b2o-AAAAIBAJ&sjid=61kMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3129%2C1645919 ''Bangor Daily News,'' "State of Maine Special Election March 11, 1980: Important Notice to All Voters of the State of Maine," March 4, 1980]</ref><ref name=MEleg>[http://lldc.mainelegislature.org/Open/Laws/1979/1979_PL_271.pdf ''Public Laws of the State of Maine As Passed at the First Regular Session of the One Hundred and Ninth Legislature,'' "Chapter 271," accessed April 23, 2014]</ref>
  
* In favor: 14,520.
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==Election results==
* Opposed: 32,131.
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Election results via: [http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/peoplesveto.htm Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, People's Vetoes 1909-]
  
The language on the ballot said:
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==Text of measure==
:Shall "An Act to Amend the Laws Relating to Games of Chance," which Prohibits the Licensing the Games of Chance Conducted with Gambling Machines, Become Law?
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The language appeared on the ballot as:<ref name=MEleg/>
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"Shall ‘An Act to Amend the Laws Relating to Games of Chance,which Prohibits the Licensing of Games of Chance Conducted with Gambling Machines, Become Law?"|}}
  
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* [[Maine 1980 ballot measures]]
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* [[1980 ballot measures]]
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* [[List of Maine ballot measures]]
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* [[History of Initiative & Referendum in Maine]]
  
* [http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/peoplesveto.htm List of all People's Vetoes] from 1909-present.
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==External links==
* [http://www.iandrinstitute.org/New%20IRI%20Website%20Info/I&R%20Research%20and%20History/I&R%20at%20the%20Statewide%20Level/Usage%20history/Maine.pdf I&R Institute ballot measure database for Maine]
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* [http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=b2o-AAAAIBAJ&sjid=61kMAAAAIBAJ&pg=3129%2C1645919 ''Bangor Daily News,'' "State of Maine Special Election March 11, 1980: Important Notice to All Voters of the State of Maine," March 4, 1980]
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* [http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/peoplesveto.htm Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, People's Vetoes 1909-]
  
 
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The Maine Gambling Machines Prohibition People's Veto, also known as Referendum Question, was on the March 11, 1980 ballot in Maine as a veto referendum, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have prohibited games of change played on machines.[2][3]

Election results

Maine Referendum Question (1980)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No32,13168.88%
Yes 14,520 31.12%

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

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

"Shall ‘An Act to Amend the Laws Relating to Games of Chance,’ which Prohibits the Licensing of Games of Chance Conducted with Gambling Machines, Become Law?"[4]

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