Votes on referenda since 1911
Most items placed on issue ballots are referenda proposed by the legislature, and most of those are bond issues seeking authorization to borrow large amounts of money over 5, 10, 20 or more years.
A small number are “people’s vetoes,” items placed on the ballot by citizen petition in an attempt to stop a bill passed by the Legislature from going into effect.
The results below are based on information from the Elections Division, Department of the Secretary of State.
Letters indicate the months in which the votes were taken: F = February, J = June, S = September, O = October, N = November.
See other types of elections.
Maine. Department of Secretary of State. Bureau of Corporations and Elections. http://mainelegislature.org/uploads/originals/refvote.pdf (accessed January 9, 2017)