Researching Initiatives and Referenda: A Guide for Maine

Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 26, Nos. 3/4, pp. 97-112, 2007

23 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2009

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Christine I. Dulac

University of Maine School of Law; Garbrecht Law Library, Univ. of Maine School of Law

Date Written: September 23, 2007

Abstract

This paper will discuss the history of the initiative and referendum processes in Maine, including the steps needed to get an initiative or referendum on the state ballot. Part II of this paper discusses the early history of the initiative and referendum processes in Maine. Part III discusses recent use of initiatives in Maine. Part IV discusses the basics of the initiative and referendum processes in Maine, including a discussion of the differences between the People's Veto and a Referendum, both used in Maine as mechanisms for the people to vote on whether a particular piece of legislation should take effect. Part V provides a detailed bibliography of research materials on the Maine initiative and referendum processes.

Keywords: Initiative, Referendum, People's Veto, Maine, bibliography, Citizen's Initiative, Direct Democracy

Suggested Citation

Dulac, Christine, Researching Initiatives and Referenda: A Guide for Maine (September 23, 2007). Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 26, Nos. 3/4, pp. 97-112, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1367636

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