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Your Vote: Referendum Questions 2009 

Referendum Election – November 3, 2009Referendum Elections are held to provide Maine’s citizens an opportunity to vote on People’s Veto Referenda, Direct Initiatives of Legislation (i.e. Citizen Initiatives), Bond Issues, other referenda proposed by the Legislature, and Constitutional Amendments. Referendum elections are an important part of the heritage of public participation in Maine. The Division of Elections, in conjunction with the Attorney General, the State Treasurer and the Office of Fiscal and Program Review has produced a Citizen’s Guide to this Referendum Election. The Guide includes a list of the referendum questions, the legislation each question represents, a summary of the intent and content of the legislation, an explanation of the significance of a “yes” or “no” vote, an analysis of the debt service on the bond issue, and an estimate of the fiscal impact of each referendum question on state revenues, appropriations and allocations. For a complete list of the questions and more information on them click here.