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Elections, Referenda

Votes on referenda since 1911

Wind Power Bond Issue (June 2010)

Wind Power Bond (2010)

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.

Anti-Tax Peoples Veto sign (June 2010)

Anti-Tax Peoples Veto 2010

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.


Year Subject Yes No
1910 Establishing a uniform standard for percentage of alcohol in intoxicating liquor 31,093 40,475
1910 To divide town of York and establish town of Gorges 19,692 34,722
1910 Relating to the reconstruction of Portland Bridge 21,250 29,851
1912 Providing for a uniform ballot box and preservation of ballots 72,816 33,884
1914 To create a Public Utility Commission and regulate and control public utilities 67,365 37,008
1916 State and county aid in the construction of highways 96,677 14,138
1916 To establish a fifty-hour work week for women and minors 95,591 40,252
1920 To grant women the right to vote for presidential electors 88,080 30,462
1922 To create a full time Highway Commission 56,822 60,258
1925 To incorporate Dexter Cooper (to develop Passamaquoddy) 53,547 7,220
1925 Standard time defined 34,414 28,454
1925 To establish grades of milk 19,607 38,056
1928 To levy an excise tax on railroads 119,762 52,350
1929 To permit export of surplus hydroelectric power 54,070 64,044
1929 To increase the gas tax 35,130 79,930
1931 Administrative code 41,077 30,368
1932 To increase the gas tax 24,008 195,922
1934 Relative to the transportation of intoxicating liquor 141,259 82,877
1935 To create the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge District 22,205 7,813
1936 Relative to resident hunting and fishing licenses 132,400 113,634
1937 To provide revenue for Old Age Assistance and a minimum educational program 41,482 80,449
1940 Elections in Biddeford regulated 70,412 70,226
1940 To provide for a Biddeford Police Commission 69,933 67,179
1941 To increase the gas tax 14,520 32,131
1946 To authorize a soldiers’ bonus and provide revenue therefor 60,544 109,450
1951 S Highway bond issue 36,661 16,839
1951 S Bond issue for Bangor-Brewer Bridge 29,552 21,940
1951 S Bond issue for Lewiston-Auburn Bridge 23,088 28,010
1951 S To make Fore River Bridge a toll bridge 21,648 31,069
1955 S Bond issue of $1,000,000 for bridge across Jonesport Reach 22,204 8,550
1957 S Bond issue of $24,000,000 for building highways 74,285 24,739
1957 S Bond issue of $2,500,000 for ferry service to North Haven, Vinal-haven, Islesboro and Swan’s Island 68,188 30,363
1958 M Increasing fees for operators’ licenses and motor vehicle registration (invoked by petition) 22,495 106,840
1959 O Bond issue of $3,900,000 for bridge across Passagassawaukeag at Belfast 36,662 13,471
1959 O Bond issue of $13,000,000 for highway construction 39,305 11,398
1959 O Bond issue of $10,000,000 for University of Maine 42,133 9,560
1959 O Bond issue of $3,950,000 for capital improvements 39,367 11,660
1959 O Ferry service for Long Island Plantation 36,886 12,635
1961 O Bond issue of $6,000,000 for State highways 29,511 11,554
1961 O Bond issue of $2,600,000 for self-liquidating student housing at teachers’ colleges 31,256 9,778
1962 J Bond issue of $1,500,000 for educational television for Maine 59,574 49,134
1963 N Bond issue of $475,000 for student dining facility at Maine Maritime Academy 48,648 22,985
1963 N Bond issue of $7,000,000 for highway construction 50,356 22,435
1963 N Bond issue of $1,433,000 for student housing at teachers’ colleges 50,558 20,881
1963 N Bond issue of $8,422,000 for capital improvements 42,816 27,189
1963 N Bond issue of $3,000,000 for Chebeague Island bridge and causeways 21,626 49,699
1964 N Bond issue of $25,000,000 for constructing and equipping pollution abatement facilities 222,242 81,464
1965 N Bond issue of $3,960,000 for self-liquidating student housing at teachers’ colleges and vocational-technical schools 40,116 8,467
1965 N Bond issue of $9,600,000 for highway construction 38,244 10,043
1965 N Bond issue of $6,000,000 for housing construction at University of Maine 38,033 10,043
1965 N Bond issue of $6,970,000 for capital improvements at University of Maine 37,416 10,522
1965 N Bond issue of $500,000 for Boys’ Training Center, Maine State Prison, Stevens School, construction and renovation 40,299 7,793
1965 N Bond issue of $500,000 to establish York County Regional Vocational Education Center 29,461 17,942
1966 F Sunday sale of liquor in hotels and restaurants 101,086 102,392
1966 J Bond issue of $2,500,000 for office building for State Highway Commission 53,641 78,627
1966 J Bond issue of $2,950,000 for construction and improvement of airports 62,644 69,842
1966 N Bond issue of $4,800,000 for construction of Cultural Building 147,876 121,542
1966 N Bond issue of $1,500,000 for Allagash Waterway 184,937 85,354
1967 S Bond issue of $3,000,000 for reconstruction of Route 6 40,415 51,174
1967 S Bond issue of $350,000 for construction of Regional Care Facility for Severely Retarded at Bangor State Hospital 75,483 17,497
1967 S Bond issue of $4,500,000 for Auburn-Lewiston Bridge 36,444 55,434
1967 S Bond issue of $6,715,000 for self-liquidating student housing at state colleges and vocational-technical schools 60,496 31,358
1967 S Bond issue of $2,837,500 for construction, extension and improvement of airports 48,613 42,290
1967 S Bond issue of $6,380,000 for school building construction at Regional Technical and Vocational Centers 61,593 30,061
1967 S Bond issue of $1,800,000 for construction of Research and Advanced Studies Building at University of Maine in Portland 48,913 42,419
1967 S Bond issue of $16,710,000 for capital improvements 43,742 47,061
1967 N Bond issue of $415,000 for contsruction at Fort Kent State College 49,069 32,862
1967 N Bond issue of $4,815,000 for classrooms at state colleges and vocational-technical schools 58,301 24,883
1967 N Bond issue of $1,420,000 to enlarge mental and correctional institutions 68,596 15,022
1967 N Bond issue of $6,320,000 for classrooms at University of Maine 55,736 27,388
1968 J Bond issue of $384,000 to construct and modernize school at Three Indians Reservation, and for water and sewage at Indian Township, Princeton 78,304 16,817
1968 J Bond issue of $850,000 for dormitory at Maine Maritime Academy 64,431 27,576
1968 J Bond issue of $955,000 for women’s dormitory at Farmington State College 64,129 27,617
1968 N Bond issue of $62,800,000 for highway construction 246,291 82,767
1968 N Bond issue of $4,000,000 for Maine State Park and Recreation Area Fund 225,192 97,443
1968 N Bond issue of $180,000 for residence facility for mentally retarded children in Aroostook County 270,576 58,305
1968 N Bond issue of $4,500,000 for Auburn-Lewiston Bridge 199,221 127,084
1969 N Bond issue of $7,540,000 for construction at University of Maine 70,949 74,520
1969 N Reallocate funds for Norridgewock Airport 54,876 83,845
1969 N Bond issue of $210,000 for construction at Camp Waban, York Co. 64,411 76,711
1969 N Bond issue of $22,000,000 for Foundation Program school subsidies 84,505 57,799
1969 N Bond issue of $310,000 for water and sewage facilities at Indian reservations 90,713 52,997
1969 N Bond issue of $100,000 for Matinicus Island docking facilities 43,732 95,997
1969 N Bond issue of $9,800,000 for school building construction and $800,000 for Regional Technical and Vocational centers 73,589 67,997
1969 N Bond issue of $50,000,000 for pollution abatement facilities 75,790 66,921
1969 N Bond issue of $770,000 for construction and improvement of vocational facilities at Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Maine Vocational Technical Institutes, and educational facilities at Maine Maritime Academy, and the Unorganized Territory schools and Indian schools 75,499 66,281
1969 N Bond issue of $1,900,000 for State Park and forestry facilities and Marine Research Laboratory 60,647 79,909
1969 N Bond issue of $21,515,000 for highway construction 66,296 74,218
1969 N Bond issue of $2,515,000 for construction and improvement of facilities at Mental Health and Corrections institutions 104,030 39,115
1969 N Amend bond issue acts as to limitations of interest 69,013 63,793
1970 M Bond issue of $19,000,000 for highway construction 65,235 53,390
1970 J Amend bond issue act as to limitation of interest on bonds for York County Regional Vocational Education Center 80,315 52,646
1970 J Bond issue of $3,825,000 for construction of new facilities at the Vocational-Technical Institutes, and a diagnostic facility for the Boys’ Training Center 96,368 42,785
1970 J Bond issue of $14,985,000 for construction at University of Maine 62,952 76,145
1970 J Money appropriated for Gould Building at Boys’ Training Center 93,129 43,738
1970 N Bond Issue of $30,000,000 to reconstruct Route 6 80,489 202,120
1970 N Bond issue of $50,000,000 for school building construction 160,681 121,196
1970 N Bond issue of $4,000,000 for removal of prohibited oil discharges 172,378 105,881
1970 N Repealing interest on unissued bonds for water pollution abatement 175,111 82,789
1971 N Repeal income tax (initiated) 63,393 190,261
1972 J To change form of ballot (initiated) 110,867 64,506
1972 J Bond issue of $3,850,000 for Vocational Technical Institutes and Indian reservation schools 102,511 69,793
1972 J Bond issue of $2,985,000 for facilities at mental health institutions 136,669 40,837
1972 J Bond issue of $4,000,000 for toll bridge, Waterville-Winslow 64,776 109,004
1972 J Bond issue of $3,090,000 for State Park facilities, airports 87,306 85,989
1972 N Bond issue of $10,300,000 for state highways 259,313 127,656
1972 N Bond issue of $8,360,000 for University of Maine (7 campuses) classroom facilities 212,847 168,469
1972 N Reallocate funds for Auburn-Lewiston and Oxford County airports 139,012 222,343
1973 N Provide for State Lottery 154,911 90,433
1973 N Bond issue of $3,000,000 for acquisition of real property for state parks 150,497 87,999
1974 J Bond issue of $4,000,000 to create Maine Inland Fisheries and Game Acquisition Fund 122,046 56,323
1974 N Change weights & related provisions for commercial vehicles 123,501 197,946
1974 N Bond issue of $7,800,000 to build state highways 255,141 93,602
1974 N Bond issue of $25,000,000 for school building construction 206,097 127,159
1975 N Bond issue of $900,000 for University of Maine housing renovation 91,719 57,484
1975 N Bond issue of $13,600,000 for highway and bridge improvement 106,619 43,282
1976 N Require minimum 5 cent deposit on returnable beverage containers 274,164 200,200
1977 N Bond issue of $30,000,000 for pollution abatement facilities 125,760 86,039
1977 N Bond issue of $300,000 for Maine Maritime Academy renovation 100,512 112,075
1977 N Bond issue of $5,965,000 for renovation of University of Maine 106,796 107,832
1977 N Bond issue of $3,748,000 for vocational institutes construction 134,101 80,034
1977 N Bond issue of $10,000,000 for energy conservation in state buildings 131,514 80,178
1977 N Bond issue of $1,800,000 for airport improvements 116,745 95,591

Bond issue of $11,500,000 for highway and bridge improvement 147,569 66,722
1977 N Bond issue of $2,100,000 to establish Maine Veterans home 121,836 92,153
1978 N Bond issue of $2,100,000 to establish dormitory at NMVTI 191,888 139,486
1979 N Bond issue of $16,500,000 for highway & bridge improvements 187,734 72,817
1979 N Bond issue of $11,810,000 for public fish piers, airports, and other transportation improvements 173,349 85,086
1979 N Bond issue of $2,500,000 for energy conservation improvements for local government buildings 156,968 99,157
1980 J Bond issue of $8,000,000 for improvements to vocational-technical institutes and the Maine Maritime Academy 67,011 44,345
1980 N Bond issue of $4,000,000 for court facilities improvements 173,485 296,837
1980 N Bond issue of $7,000,000 for energy conservation improvements for public school buildings and the University of Maine 317,033 160,067
1981 N Bond issue of $33,300,000 for agricultural and economic development 134,261 100,840
1981 N Bond issue of $12,300,000 for bridge and highway improvements 163,180 72,251
1981 N Bond issue of $2,000,000 for energy conservation improvements 133,514 99,251
1981 N Bond issue of $1,500,000 for development of state park facilities 113,118 119,900
1981 N Bond issue of $1,000,000 for resource conservation and recovery systems 139,255 92,060
1981 N Bond issue of $600,000 for Maine Public Broadcasting Network 111,575 119,603
1983 N Bond issue of $720,000 for physical access to county courthouses for the handicapped 182,039 112,916
1983 N Bond issue of $24,600,000 for bridge and highway improvements 218,995 78,019
1983 N Bond issue of $21,094,000 for a wide assortment of State projects 141,706 149,378
1983 N Bond issue of $11,875,000 for economic development projects 161,231 127,860
1984 J Bond issue of $15,735,000 to clean up polluted waters and hazardous waste (Spec.) 6/12/84 66,430 24,271
1984 N Bond issue of $13,425,000 for buildings at the vocational-technical institutes and a tugboat at the Maine Maritime Academy 280,529 238,172
1984 N Bond issue of $6,000,000 to build courthouses 224,348 293,290
1984 N Bond issue of $16,500,000 for buildings at the University of Maine 299,385 223,489
1984 N Bond issue of $10,035,000 to build and repair prisons 276,886 242,341
1985 N Bond issue of $15,000,000 for construction of sewage treatment and water quality improvement facilities and for the cleanup and restoration of oil contaminated ground water and well water in communities throughout the State? 130,714 58,077
1985 N Bond issue of $4,300,000 to build and equip centers for advanced technology that support the growth of new and existing business and industry 88,111 99,393
1985 N Bond issue of $20,000,000 for highway, bridge and airport improvements 137,560 52,919
1985 N Bond issue of $850,000 for the acquisition, lease or rehabilitation of certain rail lines in Maine 97,022 92,025
1985 N Bond issue of $2,000,000 for the restoration and preservation of historic buildings 98,863 90,540
1985 N Bond issue of $2,200,000 to purchase equipment and land for vocational-technical institutes 124,029 65,469
1986 N Bond issue of $16,000,000 to build, repair or renovate state correctional facilities 222,679 180,787
1986 N Bond issue of $12,000,000 to provide for sewer treatment facilities 229,580 170,584
1986 N Bond issue of $6,000,000 for additional school construction projects to comply with the education reform law and for construction of an activity building at Augusta Mental Health Institute 244,485 157,472
1986 N Bond issue of $6,000,000 to provide funds to identify and correct asbestos problems in state facilities 214,996 184,759
1986 N Bond issue of $10,000,000 to provide for acquisition of land for coastal access, harbor improvements, Maine State Ferry improvements and improvements to the State’s Marine Laboratory at McKown Point, Boothbay Harbor 197,396 200,725
1986 N Bond issue of $3,100,000 to provide for armory expansion, rehabilitation and construction 126,236 269,886
1986 N Bond issue of $5,000,000 for the purpose of acquiring wildlife habitat and land for public outdoor recreation 248,891 151,822
1986 N Bond issue in the amount of $7,700,000 to upgrade facilities in the University of Maine System 227,751 173,527
1987 N Do you favor a $8,000,000 bond issue for cleaning up and closing solid waste landfills that pose a hazard to public health and to ground water quality? 273,837 115,727
1987 N Shall a bond issue be authorized in the amount of $8,300,000 for construction of sewage treatment facilities in communities throughout the State? 217,274 166,381
1987 N Shall the State create the Maine Job Development Program to be funded with a $6,000,000 bond issue? 129,433 251,423
1987 N Do you favor a $3,100,000 bond issue for pier reconstruction at the Maine Maritime Academy? 183,399 202,817
1987 N Do you favor a $3,000,000 bond issue for removal of oil storage tanks and related ground water restoration? 211,491 171,120
1987 N Do you favor a $8,000,000 bond issue for capital repairs and improvements to state facilities and the removal of asbestos from state facilities? 147,300 234,239
1987 N Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue for acquisition of school buses for Maine public schools? 206,136 179,740
1987 N Do you favor a $26,500,000 bond issue for highway, bridge and airport improvements and to reduce ground water pollution resulting from the storage of state and municipally-owned highway materials? 232,407 142,465
1987 N Shall a bond issue for the purchase of public land access for Maine’s people in the amount of $35,000,000 to be issued over a period of 4 years be approved? 246,975 133,411
1987 N Do you favor a $6,000,000 bond issue for detection and removal of asbestos hazards in state facilities and public schools? 212,267 163,455
1988 N Shall a bond issue be authorized in the amount of $3,200,000 for establishment of a statewide E-9-1-1 system?” 271,383 243,511
1988 N Do you favor a $3,000,000 bond issue to build, repair or renovate public safety facilities? 270,433 251,333
1988 N Do you favor a $13,000,000 bond issue for the investigation, abatement, clean up and mitigation of uncontrolled hazardous substance sites, for cleaning up and closing solid waste landfills and for the removal of underground oil storage tanks, all of which pose a hazard to public health, the environment and ground water quality? 372,834 157,343
1988 N Do you favor a $12,000,000 bond issue for sewerage facilities construction? 281,720 236,471
1988 N Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue for the establishment of an Adaptive Equipment Loan Program which would enable persons with disabilities to purchase adaptive equipment necessary to their independence? 343,742 181,179
1988 N Do you favor a $36,800,000 bond issue for the construction and upgrading of libraries, classrooms, laboratories and other educational facilities at all branches of the University of Maine System? 294,037 237,378
1989 N Shall a bond issue be authorized in the amount of $14,500,000 to build and repair correctional facilities, $9,520,000 of which shall be for juvenile correctional facilities? 124,556 108,978
1989 N Shall a bond issue be authorized in the amount of $35,000,000 to build, repair or renovate adult correctional facilities? 94,223 136,362
1989 N Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue to fund grants to solid waste regional commissions and municipalities to pay for the capital costs associated with purchasing recycling equipment and facilities? 136,873 87,093
1989 N Shall a bond issue be authorized in the amount of $20,210,600 to make capital improvements at all campuses of the Maine Vocational Technical Institute System? 139,124 95,154
1989 N Do you favor a $4,400,000 bond issue for sewerage facilities construction? 124,631 106,976
1989 N Do you favor a $21,000,000 bond issue for highway, state and local bridges, harbor and airport improvements? 152,148 82,548
1989 N Do you favor a $7,000,000 bond issue to provide funds that would be available, through grants and a loan fund, for programs serving persons with mental illness? 131,840 100,668
1989 N Do you favor a $12,000,000 bond issue for detection a removal of asbestos and other health-related indoor air quality hazards in state facilities and public schools and removal of hazardous chemicals from public schools? 134,345 99,394
1989 N Do you favor a $6,000,000 bond issue for cleaning up and closing solid waste landfills that pose a hazard to public health and to ground water quality? 162,246 69,994
1989 N Shall a bond issue in the amount of $15,000,000 be approved to enhance affordable housing opportunities for the people of the State of Maine? 125,154 106,095
1990 N Do you favor a $4,500,000 bond issue for the acquisition of certain rail lines, rail trackage rights or easements or ancillary rights and interests for the establishment preservation and operation of rail service in Maine? 256,727 243,579
1990 N Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue for the correction of major maintenance problems of an emergency nature in public schools? 270,636 231,169
1990 N Do you favor a $3,000,000 bond issue for the investigation, abatement, clean up and mitigation of uncontrolled hazardous substance sites that pose a hazard to public health, the environment and ground water quality? 320,740 182,227
1990 N Shall a bond issue for the purchase of public lands to provide access for Maine’s people and for construction to replace Churchill Dam in the amount of $19,000,000 be approved? 205,454 289,194
1990 N Shall a bond issue be authorized in the amount of $20,250,000 to build, purchase, plan and renovate correctional facilities and to study future operation needs? 187,622 306,887
1990 N Do you favor a $9,000,000 bond issue for construction of water pollution control facilities? 285,358 212,222
1990 N Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue for the restoration and preservation of historic buildings open to the public and needed improvements at state parks and historic sites needed to protect the public health and safety and to provide access for persons with disabilities? 236,378 260,045
1991 N Do you favor a $5,500,000 bond issue for construction, purchasing and renovation of correctional facilities? 132,898 242,760
1991 N Do you favor a $16,500,000 bond issue to help municipalities and water districts with the costs of capital construction to protect public water supply and to provide funds for the constructions of water pollution control facilities? 164,283 210,523
1991 N Do you favor a $7,500,000 bond issue for use in providing financing assistance to Maine’s natural resource and other industries for job retention and job creation? 139,848 233,399
1991 N Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue for the purchase of outstanding recreational and scenic lands, wildlife habitat conservation and increasing public access for Maine’s people? 161,456 214,929
1991 N Do you favor a $10,000,000 bond issue to fund grants and loans to municipalities and regional associations for purchasing recycling equipment and facilities and for cleaning up and closing solid waste landfills that pose a hazard to public health and to ground water quality? 185,577 190,078
1991 N Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue for major renovations and improvements at state parks and for the preservation of historic buildings open to the public? 122,721 253,267
1991 N Do you favor a $29,700,000 bond issue for improvements to highways, state and local bridges, airports, state ferry vessels and harbors, which makes the State eligible for up to $103,000,000 in matching federal funds? 223,135 152,110
1992 J Do you favor a $37,000,000 bond issue for municipal and other infrastructure improvements and activities designed to create and preserve jobs? 103,718 66,358
1992 J Do you favor a $42,000,000 bond issue to create and protect jobs through capital improvements in transportation facilities? 98,577 69,611
1992 N Do you favor a $10,000,000 bond issue to fund loans and grants to municipalities and regional associations for purchasing recycling equipment and facilities and for the closure and remediation of municipal solid waste landfills? 331,404 307,194
1992 N Do you favor a $6,000,000 bond issue to help municipalities pay for the repair and improvement of publicly owned port facilities? 159,045 467,669
1992 N Do you favor a $8,000,000 bond issue for capital repairs to state facilities to meet health and safety codes and comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards? 238,324 392,847
1992 N Do you favor a $12,000,000 bond issue for the construction of water pollution control facilities, providing the state match for approximately $30,000,000 in federal money? 377,975 255,139
1992 N Do you favor a $9,985,000 bond issue to fund the payment of tuition for unemployed Maine citizens enrolled as full-time students in eligible programs at Maine’s technical colleges? 285,473 351,223
1992 N Do you favor a $3,000,000 bond issue for the acquisition of certain rail lines to ensure the continuation of rail services in rural Piscataquis, Penobscot and Waldo counties? 244,332 387,199
1993 N Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue to provide funds for the closure and remediation of municipal solid waste landfills? 125,629 105,008
1993 N Do you favor a $39,500,000 bond issue for improvements to highways, state and local bridges, airports, cargo ports and the ferry service, which make the State eligible for up to $125,500,000 in matching federal funds? 165,382 68,541
1993 N Do you favor a $15,150,000 bond issue for the construction of water pollution control facilities which will provide the match for $20,000,000 in federal money? 149,673 82,488
1993 N Do you approve of the interstate compact to be made with Texas, Maine and Vermont for the disposal of the State’s low-level radioactive waste at a proposed facility in the State of Texas? 170,411 63,672
1994 N Do you favor a $9,000,000 bond issue for the following purposes: 248,660 236,088
(1) Four million dollars for construction of local water pollution control facilities, providing the state match for $20,000,000 in federal funds;
(2) $1,000,000 for the Small Community Program; and
(3) Four million dollars to provide for the investigation, abatement and mitigation of threats to the public health and environment from uncontrolled hazardous substances sites or other hazardous waste discharges?”
1994 N Do you favor a $20,000,000 bond issue to protect the State’s drinking water resources by granting funds to cities and towns for the capping of their solid waste landfills? 276,476 211,600
1994 N Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue for academic improvements at the University of Maine System, including the enhancement of instructional technology and distance learning? 199,819 286,053
1994 N Do you favor a $15,000,000 bond issue to create and retain Maine jobs through the establishment of community, regional and state business financing programs? 249,699 233,784
1994 N Do you favor transportation bond issues totaling $21,300,000 to provide the state share of costs to improve rail and port facilities, which will make the State eligible for federal and private funds, to build municipal and state sand and salt storage facilities and to remove underground fuel tanks at Department of Transportation and State Police facilities? 220,690 262,578
1994 N Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue to purchase up-to-date training equipment at Maine’s technical colleges of which $1,500,000 must be matched by private or in-kind donations? 253,186 232,504
1994 N Do you favor a $2,000,000 bond issue for safety improvements at the Baxter School for the Deaf? 247,400 239,034
1994 N Do you favor a $10,000,000 bond issue for the improvement and expansion of fish hatcheries? 238,092 249,142
1995 N Do you favor a $58,900,000 bond issue for economic development for improvements to highways, state and local bridges, airports and cargo ports that makes the State eligible for up to $138,000,000 in matching federal funds? 289,614 121,983
1995 N Do you favor a $15,000,000 bond issue to fund local telecommunications infrastructure and classroom technology equipment to enhance interactive telecommunications capabilities and student learning opportunities in the State’s schools? 245,464 165,129
1995 N Do you favor a $4,000,000 bond issue for the acquisition construction or rehabilitation of housing, including subsidized apartments for people with mental illness? 230,359 177,836
1995 N Do you favor a $14,000,000 bond issue for the following purposes: $10,000,000 to protect the State’s drinking water resources by granting funds to cities and towns for the proper capping of their solid waste landfills; $1,000,000 for the small community program; and $3,000,000 for the removal of state-owned underground storage tanks? 250,574 156,996
1995 N Do you favor requiring all persons to use safety belts in motor vehicles? 208,164 204,928
1996 J Do you favor a $4,905,316 bond issue for a statewide library information system? 98,452 90,108
1996 N Do you favor a $3,000,000 bond issue to make capital improvements at state parks and historic sites? 342,116 234,023
1996 N Do you favor a $16,500,000 bond issue for the following purposes: 352,924 221,542
(1) $2,500,000 to investigate, abate and clean up threats to the public health and the environment from hazardous substance discharges;
(2) $5,000,000 to protect the public health, safety and the environment by providing funds for the cleanup of tire stockpiles; and
(3) $9,000,000 to protect the State’s drinking water resources by granting funds to cities and towns for the closure and cleanup of their solid waste landfills?
1996 N Do you favor a $11,000,000 bond issue to encourage job growth and economic vitality by providing access to capital for agricultural enterprises and small businesses with a significant potential for growth and job creation? 370,978 202,432
1996 N Do you favor a $10,000,000 bond issue for the following purposes: (1) $8,000,000 to construct water pollution control facilities, providing the state match for $10,000,000 in federal funds; and (2) $2,000,000 to address environmental health deficiencies in drinking water supplies? 360,888 209,300
1997 N Do you want the Compact for Maine’s Forests to become law to promote sustainable forest management practices throughout the state? 164,573 182,368
1997 N Do you favor a $7,000,000 bond issue, which will match $15,000,000 in federal funds, to construct water pollution control facilities, to clean up tire stockpiles and to make drinking water improvements? 236,170 107,523
1997 N Do you favor a $10,000,000 bond issue to provide funding for Adaptive Equipment Loan Program fund, which provides loans to individuals with disabilities to purchase adaptive equipment and to small businesses to improve accessibility, and for improving accessibility and addressing related safety issues at the University of Maine System and at the State House? 188,522 152,736
1997 N Do you favor a $56,850,000 bond issue for improvements to municipal and state roads, state and local bridges, airports, state ferry vessels and terminals and rail and marine facilities that makes the State eligible for approximately $129,740,000 in matching federal funds? 267,721 76,185
1997 N Do you favor adding one travel lane in each direction to the southern end of the Maine Turnpike, paid for by turnpike tolls, to reduce accidents and congestion? 210,629 136,549
1998 J Do you favor a $36,985,000 bond issue for improvements to municipal and state roads, airports, state ferry vessels and terminals, transit facilities and equipment and rail and marine facilities that makes the State eligible for over $60,000,000 in matching federal, local and private funds? 103,099 35,551
1998 J Do you favor a $6,000,000 bond issue to construct water pollution control facilities, to close and cleanup municipal solid waste landfills and to mitigate storm water pollution through a comprehensive watershed protection program? 91,816 45,781
1998 J Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue for capital expenses for vocational high schools? 91,170 46,554
1998 N Do you favor a $20,000,000 bond issue to improve the Maine economy by supporting innovative research and development by businesses and nonprofit and educational institutions in the fields of biotechnology, computers and other information technology, aquaculture and marine technology, forestry and agriculture and advanced materials? 250,506 149,710
1998 N Do you favor a $7,000,000 bond issue for the following purposes: 289,771 111,450
1. $3,350,000 to construct water pollution control facilities, providing the state match for $10,000,000 in federal funds;
2. $1,000,000 to protect the public health and safety and the environment by providing funds for the cleanup of tire stockpiles;
3. $1,150,000 to investigate, abate, clean up and mitigate threats to the public health and the environment from hazardous substance discharges; and
4. $1,500,000 to construct drinking water system improvements that address public health threats, providing the state match for $7,100,000 in federal funds?
1999 N Do you favor a $12,500,000 bond issue for the following purposes: 304,622 106,474
(1)$7,000,000 to construct water pollution control facilities, providing the state match for $12,500,000 in federal funds;
(2)$2,500,000 to protect the State’s drinking water resources by granting funds to cities and towns for the closure and cleanup of their solid waste landfills;
(3)$500,000 to protect the public health, safety and the environment by providing funds for the cleanup of tire stockpiles;
(4)$1,000,000 to abate, clean up and mitigate threats to the public health and environment from uncontrolled hazardous substance sites or other hazardous waste discharges; and
(5)$1,500,000 to construct drinking water system improvements that address public health threats, providing the state match for $7,500,000 in federal funds.
1999 N Do you favor a $56,042,031 bond issue for improvements to highways and bridges, airports and state-owned ferry facilities; development of rail corridors and marine infrastructure; and replacement of public transportation fleets statewide that makes the State eligible for up to $112,000,000 in matching federal funds? 305,308 107,594
1999 N Do you favor a $9,400,000 bond issue for the conversion to digital broadcasting by the Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation? 264,653 146,696
1999 N Do you favor a $26,420,000 bond issue for infrastructure improvements at Maine’s 7 technical colleges that must be matched by a least $7,000,000 of private or in-kind donations? 284,880 124,052
1999 N Do you favor a $50,000,000 bond issue to purchase public lands and easements statewide from willing sellers for conservation, water access, outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing, wildlife and fish habitat and farmland preservation, to be matched by $25,000,000 in private and public contributions? 282,512 128,872
2000 “Do you favor ratifying the action of the 119th Legislature whereby it passed an act extending to all citizens regardless of their sexual orientation the same basic rights to protection against discrimination now guaranteed to citizens on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodation and credit and where the act expressly states that nothing in the act confers legislative approval of, or special rights to, any person or group of persons?” 314,012 318,846
2001 N “Do you favor a $12,000,000 bond issue to provide:
1. The sum of $10,000,000 to address the affordable housing crisis in Maine; and
2. The sum of $2,000,000 to provide housing for victims of domestic violence?:
128,026 90,753
2001 N “Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue for biomedical and marine research and development by Maine-based nonprofit and state research institutions?” 113,538 102,820
2001 N “Do you favor a $61,000,000 bond issue for improvements to highways and bridges, airports, public transit and ferry facilities; development of rail, trail and marine infrastructure; and improvements to intermodal facilities statewide that makes the State eligible for up to $120,800,000 in matching federal funds?? 162,071 56,407
2000 N “Do you favor a $15,000,000 bond issue to capitalize the State’s School Revolving Renovation Fund for repairs and improvements in public school facilities to address health, safety and compliance deficiencies, general renovation needs and learning space upgrades?” 149,580 68,471
2001 N “Do you favor a $17,000,000 bond issue to provide: 140,584 76,514

1. The sum of $6,000,000 to construct and upgrade water pollution control facilities, providing the state match for $12,500,000 in federal funds;
2. The sum of $1,000,000 to protect the State’s drinking water resources by granting funds to cities and towns for the remediation of their solid waste landfills;
3. The sum of $1,500,000 to protect public health and safety and the environment by providing funds to remove and replace failing septic systems;
4. The sum of $1,000,000 to protect public health and safety and the environment by providing funds to remove overboard discharges;
5. The sum of $500,000 to protect the public health and safety and the environment by providing funds for the cleanup of tire stockpiles;
6.The sum of $3,000,000 to support drinking water system improvements that address public health threats, providing the state match for $15,760,000 in federal funds;
7. The sum of $300,000 for grants and loans to municipalities for public infrastructure through the Municipal Investment Trust Fund;
8. The sum of $2,000,000 to construct new or retrofit existing pollution control structures on Maine farms to protect the environment;
9. The sum of $700,000 to construct environmentally sound water sources that help avoid drought damage to crops; and
10. The sum of $1,000,000 to recapitalize the Potato Marketing Improvement Fund?”
2001 N “Do you favor a $36,700,000 bond issue to make improvements to the State’s public universities, the Maine Maritime Academy and other public learning centers?” 124,395 91,238
2002 J “Do you favor a $28,500,000 bond issue to capitalize the State’s School Revolving Renovation Fund for repairs and improvements in public school facilities to address health, safety and compliance deficiencies, general renovation needs and learning space upgrades; to provide grants to public education institutions to install sprinkler systems in dormitories; to renovate the Augusta East Campus Harlow Office Building; and to provide a center for homeless teenagers in the Portland Area?” 104,918 75,902
2002 J “Do you favor a $34,970,000 bond issue to stimulate job growth, renovate buildings, defend against terrorism in Maine and promote tourism? The bonds would be used for the following purposes: 94,128 88,965
1. $4,000,000 for the Municipal Investment Trust Fund to provide loans and grants to municipalities for public infrastructure to support economic development and other purposes of the fund;
2. $8,000,000 to the Finance Authority of Maine to create and retain Maine jobs through the funding of community, regional and state business financing programs;
3. $540,000 for the protection of the lives and property of Maine citizens;
4. $6,000,000 to capitalize the Maine Rural Development Authority to facilitate job creation through the development and redevelopment of commercial and industrial buildings in Maine;
5. $4000,000 for renovation of buildings and associated infrastructure at the Schoodic Education and Research Center. State bond funds will match $4,000,000 in federal funds;
6. $5,000,000 for the construction of a facility for product development and support that will provide the University of Maine with the resources needed to help solve daily manufacturing and engineering problems;
7. $4,000,000 for the construction of a facility for product development and support that will provide the University of Southern Maine with the resources needed to help solve daily manufacturing and engineering problems;
8. $5,500,000 for medical research and development by Maine-based biomedical research institutions in order to obtain matching federal funds for health research to cure disease and to retain Maine graduates by providing quality Maine jobs;
9. $1,000,000 for the planning and construction of the Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary’s in Lewiston;
10. $500,000 for the renovation of the Center Theater in downtown Dover-Foxcroft
2002 N Do you favor a $25,000,000 bond issue to raise funds to build a new correctional facility in Machias and to make improvements to the Maine Correctional Center in South Windham? 179,173 309,569
2002 N Do you favor a $24,100,000 bond issue for the following purposes: water pollution control facilities, remove overboard discharges, wastewater treatment and septic systems, dinking water, land fills, clean up uncontrolled hazardous substance sites, electronic mapping and publications. 283,740 211,736
2003 J Do you favor a $60,000,000 bond issue to stimulate economic growth and job creation through investments in research and development, municipal infrastructure and facilities, the Maine Farms for the Future Program and affordable housing, in anticipation of approximately $134,150,000 in federal and private funds? 69,340 44,520
2003 N Do you favor a $6,950,000 bond issue for the following purposes: upgrade and build water pollution control facilities, improve water, septic resources, clean hazardous waste sites. 295,569 201,617
2003 N Do you favor a $19,000,000 bond issue to make repairs, upgrades and other facility improvements and enhance access for students with disabilities and upgrade classroom equipment at various campuses of the University of Maine System; the Maine Maritime Academy; and the Maine Community College System, which was formerly the Maine Technical College System, and to provide grants to construct and renovate public libraries and to improve community access to electronic resources? 266,146 232,127
2003 N Do you favor a $63,450,000 bond issue for improvements to highways and bridges, airports, state-owned ferry vessels and ferry and port facilities and port and harbor structures; development of rail corridors and improvements to railroad structures and intermodal facilities; investment in the statewide public transportation fleet and public park and ride and service facilities; statewide trail and pedestrian improvements; and expansion of the statewide air-medical response system through construction of hospital helipads, building additional refueling facilities, upgrading navigational systems and acquiring training equipment to improve access to health care that makes the State eligible for $217,000,000 in matching federal funds? 326,802 171,715
2005 N Do you want to reject the new law that would protect people from discrimination in employment, housing, education, public accommodations and credit based on their sexual orientation? (People’s Veto) 181,926 223,274
2005 N Do you favor a $33,100,000 bond issue for improvements to highways and bridges; airports; public transit improvements; state-owned ferry vessels and ferry and port facilities including port and harbor structures; and statewide bicycle trail and pedestrian improvements that makes the State eligible for over $158,000,000 in matching funds? 270,486 130,352
2005 N Do you favor an $8,900,000 bond issue for purposes related to agriculture and the environment in anticipation of approximately $31,000,000 in federal funds to be used for sustainable water sources and irrigation system development, loans from a wastewater state revolving fund, grants from a small community grants program, support of public water system improvements and repairs and improvements to a veterinary technician facility at the University of Maine? 228,970 167,424
2005 N Do you favor a $20,000,000 bond issue to stimulate economic growth and job creation through investments in the Maine economy in anticipation of approximately $44,000,000 in federal and private funds for (the following:) 232,563 165,607
medical research and development; marine research and development; equity investments in small Maine companies with potential for high growth; the New Century Community Program for capital improvements to cultural resources; the renovation of Camden Hall on the University of Maine Bangor campus for a graduate school for biomedical science; the development of the Laboratory for Surface Science Technology; capital costs and equipment for the career center facility at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College; and the development of the Sunrise Business and Career Center in the Town of Jonesboro?
2005 N Do you favor a $12,000,000 bond issue to purchase land and conservation easements statewide from willing sellers for conservation, water access, wildlife and fish habitat, outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing, farmland preservation and working waterfront preservation to be matched by at least $7,000,000 in private and public contributions? 259,475 140,469
2005 N Do you favor a $9,000,000 bond issue to make building renovations at campuses of the University of Maine System, improve and expand the facilities of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Southern Maine and make building renovations at campuses of the Maine Community College System? 193,077 195,939
2007 J Do you favor a $112,975,000 bond issue for improvements to highways and bridges, airports, public transit facilities, ferry and port facilities including port and harbor structures and bicycle and pedestrian trails that makes the State eligible for over $260,525,000 in federal and other matching funds? 83,477 33,486
2007 J Do you favor an $18,300,000 bond issue to support drinking water programs and to support the construction of wastewater treatment facilities that will leverage $49,500,000 in other funds? 74,893 41,483
2007 N Do you favor a bond issue to stimulate economic development and job creation that would provide $5,000,000 in loans and grant funds and would provide $50,000,000 in research, development and commercialization funds for targeted technology sectors, awarded after a competitive process administered by the Maine Technology Institute, and will leverage at least $50,000,000 in other funds? 138,615 132,080
2007 N Do you favor a $43,500,000 bond issue for interior and exterior building renovations, improvements and additions at all campuses of the Maine Community College System, the Maine Maritime Academy and the University of Maine System; to replenish the School Revolving Renovation Fund for school repairs and renovations; and to support capital improvements for cultural and educational assets such as museums, historical facilities and libraries? 139,505 132,424
2007 N Do you favor a $35,500,000 bond issue to invest in land conservation, water access, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation opportunities, including hunting and fishing, farmland and working waterfront and to invest in state parks, historic sites and riverfront, community and farm infrastructure to be matched by at least $21,875,000 in private and public contributions? 171,892 100,580
2007 N Do you favor extending term limits for Legislators from 4 to 6 terms? 88,832 181,588
2008 J Do you avor a $29,725,000 bond issue for natural resource, agricultural and transportation infrastructure that will leverage $29,780,000 in other funds? 101,171 71,822
2008 N Do you want to reject the parts of a new law that change the method of funding Maine’s Dirigo Health Program through charging health insurance companies a fixed fee on paid claims and adding taxes to malt liquor, wine and soft drinks? 462,818 253,026
2008 N Do you want a certain Maine company to have the only casino in Maine, to be located in Oxford County, if part of the revenue is used to fund specific state programs?
353,685 389,251
2008 N
Do you favor a $3,400,000 bond issue to support drinking water programs, to support the construction of wastewater treatment facilities and to leverage $17,000,000 in other funds? 353,497 349,662
2009 N 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? (People’s Veto)
300,848 267,828
2009 N 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? 145,610 416,714
2009 N
Do you want to repeal the 2007 law on school district consolidation and restore the laws previously in effect? 228,952 320,334
2009 N 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? 223,059 336,144
2009 N
Do you want to change the medical marijuana laws to allow treatment of more medical conditions and to create a regulated system of distribution? 332,038 232,024
2009 N 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? 363,537 192,789
2009 N 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? 260,887 285,385
2010 J Do you want to reject the new law that lowers Maine’s income tax and replaces that revenue by making changes to the sales tax? (People’s Veto) 193,960 124,928
2010 J
Do you favor a $26,500,000 bond issue that will create jobs through investment in an off-shore wind energy demonstration site and related manufacturing to advance Maine’s energy independence from imported foreign oil, that will leverage $24,500,000 in federal and other funds and for energy improvements at campuses of the University of Maine System, Maine Community College System and Maine Maritime Academy in order to make facilities more efficient and less costly to operate?)
187,947 129,435
2010 J
Do you favor a $47,800,000 bond issue to create jobs in Maine through improvements to highways, railroads and marine facilities, including port and harbor structures, and specifying the allocation of $4,000,000 of the transportation bond approved by voters in November 2009 to be used for capital rail purposes? 183,798 132,439
2010 J Do you favor a $23,750,000 bond issue to provide capital investment to stimulate economic development and job creation by making investments under the Communities for Maine’s Future Program and in historic properties; providing funding for research and development investments awarded through a competitive process; providing funds for disbursements to qualifying small businesses; and providing grants for food processing for fishing, agricultural, dairy and lumbering businesses within the State and redevelopment projects at the Brunswick Naval Air Station that will make the State eligible for over $39,000,000 in federal and other matching funds? 159,084 155,224
2010 J Do you favor a $10,250,000 bond issue to improve water quality, support drinking water programs and the construction of wastewater treatment facilities and to assist farmers in the development of environmentally sound water sources that will leverage $33,250,000 in federal and other funds? 353,685 389,251
2010 N
Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue to be awarded on a competitive basis to increase access to dental care in Maine, $3,500,000 to be used for a community-based teaching dental clinic affiliated with or operated by a college of dental medicine to be matched by $3,500,000 in other funds, and $1,500,000 to be used to create or upgrade community-based health and dental care clinics across the State to increase their capacity as teaching and dental clinics? 286,645 270,705
2010 N
Do you favor a $9,750,000 bond issue to invest in land conservation and working waterfront preservation and to preserve state parks to be matched by $9,250,000 in federal and other funds?
331,919 227,182
2011 N Do you want to reject the section of Chapter 399 of the Public Laws of 2011 that requires new voters to register to vote at least two business days prior to an election?  237,024  155,156
2012 N Do you favor an $11,300,000 bond issue to provide funds for capital to build a diagnostic facility for the University of Maine System; for capital improvements and equipment, including machine tool technology, for the Maine Community College System; and for capital improvements and equipment at the Maine Maritime Academy?  334,580  350,590
2012 N Do you favor a $5,000,000 bond issue to purchase land and conservation easements statewide from willing sellers for public land and water access, conservation, wildlife or fish
habitat and outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing and deer wintering areas, and to preserve working farmland and working waterfronts to be matched by at least 5,000,000 in private and public contributions?
 418,555  270,301
2012 N Do you favor a $51,500,000 bond issue for improvements to highways and bridges, local roads, airports and port facilities, as well as for funds for rail access, transit buses and the LifeFlight Foundation, which will make the State eligible for at least $105,600,000 in federal and other matching funds? 499,366 191,454
2012 N Do you favor a $7,925,000 bond issue to be expended over 2 years for revolving loan funds for drinking water systems and for wastewater treatment facilities, which will make the State eligible to secure $39,625,000 in federal grants? 432,813 253,561
2013 N Do you favor a $14,000,000 bond issue to provide funds for the State’s share of maintenance, repair, capital improvement, modernization and energy efficiency projects for Maine Army National Guard readiness centers and support facilities and the purchase of land for training and to draw down federal matching funds? 126,393 90,130
2013 N Do you favor a $15,500,000 bond issue to enhance educational and employment opportunities for Maine citizens and students by updating and improving existing laboratory and classroom facilities of the University of Maine System statewide? 132,759 84,647
2013 N Do you favor a $100,000,000 bond issue for reconstruction and rehabilitation of highways and bridges and for facilities or equipment related to ports, harbors, marine transportation, freight and passenger railroads, aviation and transit, to be used to match an estimated $154,000,000 in federal and other funds? 157,195 59,895
2013 N Do you favor a $15,500,000 bond issue to upgrade buildings, classrooms and laboratories on the 7 campuses of the Maine Community College System in order to increase capacity to serve more students through expanded programs in health care, precision machining, information technology, criminal justice and other key programs? 143,026 75,073
2014 N Do you favor an $8,000,000 bond issue to support Maine agriculture, facilitate economic growth in natural resources-based industries and monitor human health threats related to ticks, mosquitoes and bedbugs through the creation of an animal and plant disease and insect control laboratory administered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service? 354,072 233,134
2014 N Do you favor a bond issue to provide $4,000,000 in funds to insure portions of loans to small businesses to spur investment and innovation and to provide $8,000,000 in funds to make flexible loans to small businesses to create jobs, revitalize downtowns and strengthen the rural economy? 362,225 222,560
2014 N Do you favor a $10,000,000 bond issue, to be awarded through a competitive process and to be matched by $11,000,000 in private and other funds, to build a research center and to discover genetic solutions for cancer and the diseases of aging, to promote job growth and private sector investment in this State, to attract and retain young professionals and make the State a global leader in genomic medicine? 367,101 218,196
2014 N Do you favor a $3,000,000 bond issue, to be awarded through a competitive process and to be matched by $5,700,000 in private and public funds, to modernize and expand infrastructure in a biological laboratory specializing in tissue repair and regeneration located in the State in order to increase biotechnology workforce training, retain and recruit to the State multiple biomedical research and development groups and create a drug discovery and development facility that will improve human health and stimulate biotechnology job growth and economic activity? 297,000 283,612
2014 N Do you favor a $10,000,000 bond issue to ensure clean water and safe communities across Maine; to protect drinking water sources; to restore wetlands; to create jobs and vital public infrastructure; and to strengthen the State’s long-term economic base and competitive advantage? 379,588 208,095
2014 N Do you favor a $7,000,000 bond issue to facilitate the growth of marine businesses and commercial enterprises that create jobs and improve the sustainability of the State’s marine economy and related industries through capital investments, to be matched by at least $7,000,000 in private and other funds? 344,773 238,775
2015 N Do you favor a $15,000,000 bond issue for the construction of new energy-efficient affordable homes for low-income seniors, the adaptive reuse of structures for homes for low-income seniors and the repair and weatherization of existing homes for low-income seniors, which will create jobs and will be matched by an estimated $22,600,000 in private and other funds? 151,695 67,160
2015 N Do you favor an $85,000,000 bond issue for construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of highways and bridges and for facilities and equipment related to ports, harbors, marine transportation, freight and passenger railroads, aviation, transit and bicycle and pedestrian trails, to be used to match an estimated $121,500,000 in federal and other funds? 159,050 59,595
2016 N Do you favor a $100,000,000 bond issue for construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of
highways and bridges and for facilities, equipment and property acquisition related to ports, harbors,
marine transportation, freight and passenger railroads, aviation, transit and bicycle and pedestrian trails, to be used to match an estimated $137,000,000 in federal and other funds?
457,864 290,062

Additional resources

Maine. Department of Secretary of State. Bureau of Corporations and Elections. http://mainelegislature.org/uploads/originals/refvote.pdf (accessed January 9, 2017)

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