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Referendum Ballot for November 3

November 02, 2009 - TRC

State of Maine Referendum Election, November 3, 2009

Listing of Referendum Questions

Question 1: Peopleís Veto
~~~~~ Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages ?

Question 2: Citizen Initiative
~~~~~ Do you want to cut the rate of the municipal excise tax by an average of 55% on motor vehicles less than six years old and exempt hybrid and other alternative-energy and highly fuel-efficient motor vehicles from sales tax and three years of excise tax ?

Question 3: Citizen Initiative
~~~~~ Do you want to repeal the 2007 law on school district consolidation and restore the laws previously in effect ?

Question 4: Citizen Initiative
~~~~~ Do you want to change the existing formulas that limit state and local government spending and require voter approval by referendum for spending over those limits and for increases in state taxes ?

Question 5: Citizen Initiative
~~~~~ Do you want to change the medical marijuana laws to allow treatment of more medical conditions and to create a regulated system of distribution ?

Question 6: Bond Issue
~~~~~ Do you favor a $71,250,000 bond issue for improvements to highways and bridges, airports, public transit facilities, ferry and port facilities, including port and harbor structures, as well as funds for the LifeFlight Foundation that will make the State eligible for over $148,000,000 in federal and other matching funds ?

Question 7: Constitutional Amendment
~~~~~ Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to increase the amount of time that local officials have to certify the signatures on direct initiative petitions ?

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