Early results reveal approval of most Maine measures including a tax reform veto

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June 8, 2010

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AUGUSTA, Maine: Of the five ballot questions that appeared on the statewide, four appeared to have been approved by voters by late Tuesday night. Despite predictions that Question 1 would be a "close call" Mainers voted 61% to 39% in favor of a vetoing the 2009 tax reforms. Three of the four bond measure questions, according to unofficial election results, were approved by voters. However, Question 4 as of 12 a.m. E.T remained too close to call. According to the latest reports by the secretary of state's office 85,337 voters voted "yes," while 81,745 voted "no."[1][2] Ballotpedia will continue to update results as they continue to roll in.

Voter turnout in the state of Maine was steady. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap estimated that approximately 20% of registered voters would cast their ballots in the state's primary.[3]

As of 12 a.m. E.T. an estimated 368 of 596 precincts or 62% have reported election results. Check back later for updated election results!

Type Title Subject Description Result
VR Question 1 Taxes Overturn 2009 tax code reform Approveda


LRSS Question 2 Bond issues Regarding investments in weatherization and energy efficiency projects Approveda


LRSS Question 3 Bond issues $57.8 million bond package for highway projects, harbor and energy projects Approveda


LRSS Question 4 Bond issues Provides for economic development and job creation bonds pending
LRSS Question 5 Bond issues Relates to improving water quality, drinking water programs, wastewater treatment facilities Approveda


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