BALLOT INITIATIVE - MAINE

Caiazzo v. Secretary of State

Supreme Judicial Court of Maine - July 29, 2021 - A.3d - 2021 WL 3197177 - 2021 ME 42

Voter brought action to challenge Secretary of State’s decision to draft a single ballot question for direct initiative regarding transmission lines.

The Superior Court affirmed, and voter appealed.

The Supreme Judicial Court held that Secretary of State appropriately exercised her discretion when deciding to draft single ballot question.

Supreme Judicial Court of Maine holds that Secretary of State appropriately exercised her discretion when deciding to draft single ballot question for direct initiative proposing “An Act To Require Legislative Approval of Certain Transmission Lines, Require Legislative Approval of Certain Transmission Lines and Facilities and Other Projects on Public Reserved Lands and Prohibit the Construction of Certain Transmission Lines in the Upper Kennebec Region,” as initiated bill presented a set of amendments aimed at a stated, but compound, purpose.



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