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A '''Maine Sunday Liquor Sales Veto Vote''' was on the [[1966 ballot measures|1966 ballot]] in [[Maine]] as a [[veto referendum]].  Voters were asked if they wanted to ratify a recent act of the [[Maine State Legislature]] relating to the sale of liquor on Sundays.
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Voters '''rejected''' the legislation:
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The '''Maine Sunday Liquor Sales People's Veto''', also known as '''Referendum Question''', was on the [[1966 ballot measures#Maine|February 21, 1966 ballot]] in [[Maine]] as a {{vrfull}}, where it was '''defeated'''.<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/bondvote.htm ''Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library,'' "Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-," accessed April 11, 2014]</ref> The measure would have allowed certain liquor sales on Sundays. The measure would have prohibited liquor sales from 11:45 p.m. on Saturdays to 6 a.m. on Sundays, except for midnight to 2 a.m. if the Sunday is January 1st. It also would have banned the sale of liquor on elections days until after the closing of polls in a municipality. It would not have allowed for alcohol to be sold for consumption on premise.<ref name=Lewiston>[http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=nGkgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4mYFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1070%2C4773629 ''Lewiston Daily Sun,'' "Specimen Ballot," February 14, 1966]</ref>
  
* In favor: 101,086
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==Election results==
* Opposed: 102,392
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Election results via: [http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/bondvote.htm Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-]
  
==Sunday liquor in 1990==
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==Text of measure==
 
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The language appeared on the ballot as:<ref name=Lewiston/>
In 1990, a citizen initiative, [[Maine Stores Opening on Sundays Act (1990)]], was on the ballot and passed.
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<center>REFERENDUM QUESTION</center>
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Shall "An Act Relating to Sunday Sale of Liquor" (allowing certain sales of liquor on Sunday), enacted by the 102nd Legislature as Chapter 302 of the Public Laws of 1965, signed by the Governor and suspended by referendum petition, become law?
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==See also==
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* [[Maine 1966 ballot measures]]
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* [[1966 ballot measures]]
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* [[List of Maine ballot measures]]
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* [[History of Initiative & Referendum in Maine]]
  
 
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* [http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=nGkgAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4mYFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1070%2C4773629 ''Lewiston Daily Sun,'' "Specimen Ballot," February 14, 1966]
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* [http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/bondvote.htm Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-]
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* [http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/ballot-measures-database.aspx National Conference of State Legislatures, State Ballot Measures Database]
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* [http://www.maine.gov/legis/lawlib/peoplesveto.htm List of all People's Vetoes] from 1909-present.
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Revision as of 13:34, 11 April 2014

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The Maine Sunday Liquor Sales People's Veto, also known as Referendum Question, was on the February 21, 1966 ballot in Maine as a veto referendum, where it was defeated.[1] The measure would have allowed certain liquor sales on Sundays. The measure would have prohibited liquor sales from 11:45 p.m. on Saturdays to 6 a.m. on Sundays, except for midnight to 2 a.m. if the Sunday is January 1st. It also would have banned the sale of liquor on elections days until after the closing of polls in a municipality. It would not have allowed for alcohol to be sold for consumption on premise.[2]

Election results

Maine Referendum Question (1966)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No102,39250.32%
Yes 101,086 49.68%

Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

REFERENDUM QUESTION

Shall "An Act Relating to Sunday Sale of Liquor" (allowing certain sales of liquor on Sunday), enacted by the 102nd Legislature as Chapter 302 of the Public Laws of 1965, signed by the Governor and suspended by referendum petition, become law? [3]

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  1. Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-," accessed April 11, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lewiston Daily Sun, "Specimen Ballot," February 14, 1966
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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